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You might also like this Dayton/Lepai combo for $70.

http://www.cnet.com/news/build-your-own-desktop-stereo-for-under-70/


check this too:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1601844/monoprice-119-5-inch-powered-studio-monitor-speakers-pair
Edited by bbond007 - 6/2/16 at 5:59pm
post #32 of 43
Parts Express have fixed their cheapo Bookshelves, so for under $100 they are great with a T amp. Used Bookshelf speakers are great too. I use some Realistic Minumus 26s with a little amp, great sound for anything.
Edited by Horsemama1956 - 6/3/16 at 5:53pm
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Parts Express have fixed their cheapo Bookshelves, so for under $100 they are great with a T amp. Used Bookshelf speakers are great too. I use some Realistic Minumus 26s with a little amp, great sound for anything.

FYI, Dayton is owned by Parts Express, which we mentioned the B652 above smile.gif
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post #34 of 43
Aware on both counts, just adding to those recommendations. I only mention Part Express because I'm unsure if Amazon will have the fixed version. They made some changes a whole ago and ruined the speakers but changed them back.

Noticed the Pioneers were recommended. I had some for a few months and OP you will need a sub with any of the AJ pioneer stuff, if you go that way. Even the floor standing speakers. The bass is seriously lacking on them.
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Hello everyone

So I made my choice and purchased the Edifier 1280T's from Amazon @
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016P9HJIA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Again I greatly appreciate everyone's input on the matter. Many of you recommended more expensive albeit better sounding options but I felt these are the best balance of cost vs quality. I am still away from home for a bit more then a week but these should be there when I arrive. Amazon only had 3 more in stock so I snatched them up and figured I should still have plenty of time should I need to return/exchange them.

I also purchased this cable as some had recommended it and the cost was minimal:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YDUZ22/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I will report back once it is all setup, but can assure everyone my terminology and expression of what I hear will mostly amount to using words like "Great", "Amazing", and "Clear", so it maybe a good laff to read how I describe them. For what its worth (and someone let me know if saying so is a no no) I intend to go back over this post and rep everyone who provided me imo good advice prior to this message in the thread.

I may even inquire about what adjustments to make going forward to get the most out of them with my current setup. I simply do not understand equalizers etc. I understand the science beneath them, but id be hard pressed to notice the difference in hearing the adjustments.

Thanks again, I cant say it enough.
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Hello everyone

So I made my choice and purchased the Edifier 1280T's from Amazon @
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016P9HJIA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Again I greatly appreciate everyone's input on the matter. Many of you recommended more expensive albeit better sounding options but I felt these are the best balance of cost vs quality. I am still away from home for a bit more then a week but these should be there when I arrive. Amazon only had 3 more in stock so I snatched them up and figured I should still have plenty of time should I need to return/exchange them.

I also purchased this cable as some had recommended it and the cost was minimal:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YDUZ22/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I will report back once it is all setup, but can assure everyone my terminology and expression of what I hear will mostly amount to using words like "Great", "Amazing", and "Clear", so it maybe a good laff to read how I describe them. For what its worth (and someone let me know if saying so is a no no) I intend to go back over this post and rep everyone who provided me imo good advice prior to this message in the thread.

I may even inquire about what adjustments to make going forward to get the most out of them with my current setup. I simply do not understand equalizers etc. I understand the science beneath them, but id be hard pressed to notice the difference in hearing the adjustments.

Thanks again, I cant say it enough.

Enjoy!
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Hello everyone

So I made my choice and purchased the Edifier 1280T's from Amazon @
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016P9HJIA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Again I greatly appreciate everyone's input on the matter. Many of you recommended more expensive albeit better sounding options but I felt these are the best balance of cost vs quality. I am still away from home for a bit more then a week but these should be there when I arrive. Amazon only had 3 more in stock so I snatched them up and figured I should still have plenty of time should I need to return/exchange them.

I also purchased this cable as some had recommended it and the cost was minimal:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YDUZ22/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I will report back once it is all setup, but can assure everyone my terminology and expression of what I hear will mostly amount to using words like "Great", "Amazing", and "Clear", so it maybe a good laff to read how I describe them. For what its worth (and someone let me know if saying so is a no no) I intend to go back over this post and rep everyone who provided me imo good advice prior to this message in the thread.

I may even inquire about what adjustments to make going forward to get the most out of them with my current setup. I simply do not understand equalizers etc. I understand the science beneath them, but id be hard pressed to notice the difference in hearing the adjustments.

Thanks again, I cant say it enough.

One of the best things you can do is get those speakers ear level. Tweeters have a very small directional cone so getting them ear level will open up the sound quite a bit. Use books, build speaker stands whatever. I bought some pricey ones from ISO Acoustics and I dig em. They absorb a lot of the vibrations too the way they're designed so it doesn't resonate.

Also you want to start off with a triangle is possible then tweak from there. If you're 4 feet away from your speaker, then you want them to be within a 4 foot triangle. 4 feet from each other, each speaker 4 feet from you. Turn your head completely at the speaker and turn the speaker until you can't see the sides, then do the other. That's your starting point. You can adjust as you wish but I always adjust my speakers starting from there.
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post #38 of 43
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Listening to my new Edifier 1280T's and I have to say Im impressed. Also the mediabridge cable quality amazes me, and cables usually do not impress me. See the new setup below:



Ill likely lower the monitors a notch or 2 when I can. Stands a little disappointing but not enough to send it back. Expected to be able to angle the sides in a bit more but just cant with these 24's. At the current angle had to tuck the side monitors inner bezel behind the middle monitor bezel. I guess it works well enough.

So for the speakers. Build quality is top notch. I've never heard of Edifer before this but Im glad some of you guys had. They have got a hefty weight to them (that kind of weight electronics has when they are well built). They are pretty big, they are likely the biggest speakers I could have went with. The sound quality was immediately obvious. Higher pitch like voices arent muddled or drowned out by bass. It also has a very lifelike sound to it, whereas every thing else in my house has the sound that right away you can tell its a recording/speakers and not live. Even at pretty low volume they sound great! I haven't gotten a chance to crank them up as the old lady is "sensitive" to sound. I have the pc at 30% volume and she keeps complaining the bass is "making the floor shake" in another room. Before people rush out thinking these speakers are magic, I just left that room talking to her and couldn't tell if I left my music on or not :/

Watched a TV episode (Wolverine and the Xmen...dont judge) and the dialog was noticeably easier to follow with the speakers even at pretty low volume. Played some Overwatch and the same, effects sounds were clear and vivid and the character dialog was easily audible.

So far I see no reason I shouldn't enjoy these very much. Ill likely run the RCA to 3.5mm jack from the AUX and use it on the occasion I might want to connect my phone/tablet. I think anything more expensive would be lost on me. Thanks again everyone!
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:O Congrats! They're smaller than I expected but glad you like them! We also have the same case wink.gif
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:O Congrats! They're smaller than I expected but glad you like them! We also have the same case wink.gif

Yea love the case, just got a Swiftech H320 x2...likely have it thurs
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