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post #1 of 19
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Now you are most likely looking at that title and thinking I am crazy and well, i am

I was looking around and I know and have heard it many times that the M-Audio BX5a's are good starter 2.0, I have built a sub that i will be pairing with these speakers but i also found some other speakers that are cheaper and look to be about the same quality (that is to me an un-educated audiophile in training lol)

Pretty much it is the BX5a Deluxe 2.0 VS the Genius SP-HF1800A

are the Genius ones as good as the M-Audio ones or should i just shell out the extra cash for the M-Audio?

Thanks all!
post #2 of 19
What kind of amp are you using buddy?
If your after decent sound for a low price, take a look at the ebay market, I got my Mission 500 watt-er floorstanders for £70 ($60 ish). I bought them two years ago and they are still going strong. Good bass, clear and crisp sound and for the price I dont think i could of done better.
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^ I agree with ebay/buying used. Got a nice set of B&W 602s with Marantz amps for dirt cheap compared to buying new.
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i have absolutely no room for an amp and speakers, the two sets i linked are internally amped, there is not need for an external amp
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I cannot judge the Genius speakers, but I can vouch for the BX5a's. They have wonderful highs and mids with a tight bass. They are studio monitors, so they have no coloring and have a flat frequency response. Currently I have them paired with my own homemade sub and couldn't be happier :]
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I cannot judge the Genius speakers, but I can vouch for the BX5a's. They have wonderful highs and mids with a tight bass. They are studio monitors, so they have no coloring and have a flat frequency response. Currently I have them paired with my own homemade sub and couldn't be happier :]
Yea that is what i am working on, i have two 5.25" 100 Watt RMS speakers that came from an old bookshelf set, wired them in parallel and hooked them up to my bass amp for testing and i was quite surprised the amount of bass these little things push in a small ported cardboard box lol, gonna build a real box for them when i get back home from camp
post #7 of 19
You'll never get earth shattering sound quality without an independent amplifier, but if you have no room for one the speakers you linked will do the job nicely, just dont expect supreme hi-fi sound.
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yea, once i am done with college i am gonna get a full 7.2 klipsch set up =) just need to get me through college
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Ok what about an extremely small and cute TA2020 Tripath

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Ok what about an extremely small and cute TA2020 Tripath

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didn't look up the stuff, looks nice but isn't the amp only 20 watts rms x2? i know sound quality is awesome but i really like being able to blast over the guy in the next room and make the people above me not be able to hear themselves think
Edited by h0thead132 - 8/18/11 at 12:11pm
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