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I listed down some of the active speakers I am considering and speakers you guys recommended in the OP. This way you guys can help me narrow it down to 1 best active speaker. I'll also provide some links for easy comparison for me and you and those who are new to this post.
Edited by YanYan001 - 7/31/11 at 5:49pm
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Should I also list down basic specs? If so which ones do you think i should provide? So I could start listing down some of the specs for all the contestants. I'm new at this audio stuff so to other readers please join in.
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Originally Posted by GianCCD View Post

Aren't those P4's passive bookshelf speakers?

What are you using to power them? mini amp or receiver?
I got a receiver off of Craig's and later added the sub when I had the cash. In Canada I paid over $400 for the Bamboo version with Tax and Shipping. With or without the bamboo shells, $250 for a pair seems like a solid deal, although you'd still need to power them of course.
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Should I also list down basic specs? If so which ones do you think i should provide? So I could start listing down some of the specs for all the contestants. I'm new at this audio stuff so to other readers please join in.
Don't mean to (pseudo) hi-jack your thread, I'm also in the need of some active 2.0 setup. I'm curious, if any of those speakers handle highs particularly well? For trance/techno (any of them have actual tweeters in them)
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post #25 of 75
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Don't mean to (pseudo) hi-jack your thread, I'm also in the need of some active 2.0 setup. I'm curious, if any of those speakers handle highs particularly well? For trance/techno (any of them have actual tweeters in them)
Actually, I welcome people out there who are in the same situation i am in to join this thread. It'll make this process easier not only for me, but for others as well. btw they all have tweeters on them.

@BillOhio yeah I just narrowed down my search to active speakers only. Because I realized the topic was a bit broad when I first open this thread.
Edited by YanYan001 - 7/31/11 at 2:41pm
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post #26 of 75
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I managed to dig up an old thread that is very helpful. OP was also looking for a perfect pair of 2.0 active speakers. He found the A5s and A2s not so good, so crossing them out of my list. He did, however, rated the BX5a #1. So I guess M-Audio BX5a leading the pack as of now.
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post #27 of 75
Well, if it helps, I really enjoy the BX5a. IMO one of the very best deals at $200.
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Well, if it helps, I really enjoy the BX5a. IMO one of the very best deals at $200.
Yeah as of now i am leaning towards them, but I am in no hurry. I'll spend some time to shop around my area and learn a bit more about what i'm getting myself into. SamAsh seems to carry most of the stuff I have on my list so I'll drop by there in the afternoon.

I have new contenders that were recommended also. Check the OP for the list.
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post #29 of 75
I have the M-Audio BX5a Deluxe's. They are FANTASTIC! By themselves they have good bass and damn good highs and mids. They are even better when paired up with a decent sub (I have mine with a Dayton SUB-120HT).
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post #30 of 75
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I have the M-Audio BX5a Deluxe's. They are FANTASTIC! By themselves they have good bass and damn good highs and mids. They are even better when paired up with a decent sub (I have mine with a Dayton SUB-120HT).
I went to SamAsh and tried out the KRK rokit 5, JBL LSR2035P and BX5a.....and I was loving the BX5a. idk if it was SamAsh's setup, but JBL and KRK was really weak and a bit flat compared to BX5a. I asked them if they can price match Amazon's price at $199.99, but they said they can't. They had it for $299.99, so I decided I'll just buy it online. Saw Musiciansfriend.com as one of the seller from Amazon and decided to contact them first and ask about their return policy and how long to ship the item. They have 45-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so that's good and they ship from Kansas. I placed my order and they said it should be here by Monday or Tuesday next week . I also got a $10 discount on my next purchase . Can't wait to set them up next week.

Btw guys what sound card would pair nicely with the BX5a? Also I might consider your sub setup SomeDood.


lol I also saw the BX8a and Rokit 8 and they were huge ....I can't believe I was considering of getting those for my small pc setup .
Edited by YanYan001 - 8/2/11 at 4:31pm
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