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Made a thread a week ago or so looking for recommendations for speakers, I was thinking the Monitor Audio RX1's but it might be an issue

 

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I'm going to be using them with my computer, and they'll be on my desk on the sides of my monitor in a desk with a similar setup to this one (Although not as nice haha)

How badly would the sound be affected? I know they're rear ported so the bass might be a little much but if that's an issue I could plug them up

Would there be other negative consequences though being crammed inside something like that?

I know location is key with speakers and this is not ideal at all, but would it be passable? Or should I look for different speakers? 

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Right. Rear ports are problematic being tucked up in a corner like that.

I can't imagine that the MAs will have any additional difficulty that another speaker might also have with that kind of placement.

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So should I look for front ported ones, or could it be okay?

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Don't worry about front ported vs rear ported. The low frequencies from *any* speaker travel in every direction anyhow. So long as a port has a couple of inches of space behind it, it will be fine.
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My experience is different. Sometimes ported speakers could use more than just a couple of inches, especially if in a cabinet, like the picture above.

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My experience is different. Sometimes ported speakers could use more than just a couple of inches, especially if in a cabinet, like the picture above.


That could apply to any speaker. Front ported, rear ported, sealed.
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Yes, the physics of ports are well defined. A distance of 2-3x the diameter of the port tube minimizes that consideration.

Cabinets, not so much. But it is what it is.

Great speaker and price, but do you really have space for the RX1s? Did you consider the NHT Absolute Zero?


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Yes, the physics of ports are well defined. A distance of 2-3x the diameter of the port tube minimizes that consideration.

Cabinets, not so much. But it is what it is.

Great speaker and price, but do you really have space for the RX1s? Did you consider the NHT Absolute Zero?


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It'll fit with a couple inches breathing room, even if I get a smaller speaker it's still not going to be located much better. Just don't want to get something smaller that I might regret later in the future, might as well get something I really want even if it might not be perfect, that's at least what I think. (Just can't take these computer speakers anymore, really bumming me out)
It'll have to be like that for a while unfortunately, but hey when I do get to get it situated properly in the future I'll be able to appreciate the speakers even more! haha

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Any more input before I pull the trigger on these speakers?

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My experience is different. Sometimes ported speakers could use more than just a couple of inches, especially if in a cabinet, like the picture above.

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Any more input before I pull the trigger on these speakers?

I believe that I would chose another option for your set-up.
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-41245-focal-chorus-705v-bookshelf-speakers-pr.aspx

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I believe that I would chose another option for your set-up.
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-41245-focal-chorus-705v-bookshelf-speakers-pr.aspx

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Oohhh...I forgot about those being on sale. Those Focals would be an excellent choice for that price, and it's front ported, which is much harder to find.

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I believe that I would chose another option for your set-up.
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-41245-focal-chorus-705v-bookshelf-speakers-pr.aspx

However, your call

What about the 706v?

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What about the 706v?

The 706 can/may work for you - however, they are bigger and take up more space.
The 705 can/may image better up close. MusicDirect does have a 30 return policy.

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The 706 can/may work for you - however, they are bigger and take up more space.
The 705 can/may image better up close. MusicDirect does have a 30 return policy.

Your call

Hmm yeah the 706v's are just a couple inches too wide, unless I moved my monitor way forward

This is quite a dilemma 

Those RX1's look so nice and have favorable reviews, but the rear port is kinda killing that plan for the time being

I just don't want to get something that might be optimal for now and then regret it a year or two down the line when the other option could have been a better choice


Being stuck in pretty much a box how would it change the sound of them? Would it make the bass overwhelming, or muddy the rest of the sound? 

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