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post #1 of 4 Old 12-06-2012, 01:52 PM - Thread Starter
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I have an HK 3490 I'm not using and I'd like to upgrade the M-Audio AV40s I'm using as they dont due low frequency very well(fall off at 80Hz). I'd rather not use a subwoofer due to space and they would also be for near feild use. Most used for gaming and Netflix streaming.

I have a Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium sound card so i can Toslink or RCA to the receiver Since its for stereo use I dont think it would matter much.

I was looking at Definitive TEchnologies ProMonitor 1000 to the Bowers and Wilkins 685Bs. I'm looking for something that sounds flat and can pick up somewhere around the 60 Hz range. I really only have Best Buy around me to demo stuff which is a problem.

$700 would be my absolute max.

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You might not even need to spend that much for bookshelf speakers.

These Def Tech SM450's may do the trick.
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Those SM450 monitors would be great, I would also recommend the Behringer 2031P, they are very good near field monitors.

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I use Hsu HB-1 bookshelves as my desk speakers and have been really impressed with them. They are listed at 60Hz +/- 2dB but, they have good bass well below that. As a comparison, I also have some Focal Chorus 706V bookshelves that are 55Hz +/- 3dB and the Hsu speakers have much, much strong bass.
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