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post #1 of 8 Old 01-05-2010, 12:58 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

I'm pretty much buying my first set of speakers and unfortunately I know very little about them. I want to spend no more than about $200. I need a setup for general music listening through my computer in my bedroom and also for small house parties so something with decent bass and volume although they don't need to be crazy loud because I'll get evicted. Sorry if this is pretty vague! I basically want a system that will sound pretty good for both classical and DnB. Would I be better with sattelites and a sub or just bookshelf speakers? or something else? I'd really appreciate any help and examples. Thanks
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Do you have something to power these speakers such as a receiver? What is the room size and is it a house or an apt.?

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Hey Ron, no I don't have a receiver I'm afraid, I've basically only got my computer. My room is about 20x18 feet and my party space is just the bottom floor of a pretty small house (two living rooms and a kitchen) so more like an apartment really.
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Your budget is limiting you to computer speakers or used if you can find something that's in good shape. I've been happy with Creative Labs gigaworks line of speakers and I-Trigue, although the new ones don't look too promising. What you really want are bi-amped monitors but at $200 you'll need to look used. For decent bass don't go with anything less than 8" on the woofer side. I've also heard the M-Audio BX8a's and if you can find them used they'll make you happy.

Check this out http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used
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You might check out some of the Wharfedale or KRK stuff - link - some or most of those prices are per speaker, not per pair

Or the M-Audio line, especially the BX5a, a little over your budget

These are "active" or powered speakers that have amplifiers built in to the speakers. So they can use the low-level signal from the computer.
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In your price range look at some of the Behringer powered studio monitors.
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Audio Engine?

Sounds good!
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The Audio Engine stuff is great for desktop, but may be a little pricey for the power if you're trying to fill the room.
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