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post #1191 of 3865
How about these? The 8" woofers should allow for very decent bass.

http://cgi.ebay.com/M-Audio-Studioph...item5639abc277
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How about these? The 8" woofers should allow for very decent bass.

http://cgi.ebay.com/M-Audio-Studioph...item5639abc277
I've used their smaller sibling, the BX5a, extensively and have been pleased with the extension and punch for what they are - I'd imagine the 8" woofer only further helps that effort.
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Any suggestions on how I should feed them? They take XLR and TRS. I am currently using my onboard asus soundcard.
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post #1194 of 3865
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Any suggestions on how I should feed them? They take XLR and TRS. I am currently using my onboard asus soundcard.
Well, if you needed to, you could make/buy a 1/8" stereo TRS to dual mono TS cable - I would be looking to save some extra cash and upgrade the sound card down the road.

EDIT: Something like this:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/IPMB2Q2/
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post #1195 of 3865
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How about these? The 8" woofers should allow for very decent bass.

http://cgi.ebay.com/M-Audio-Studioph...item5639abc277
it's still a small enclosure though. You'd be better off getting better speakers and adding a sub later than looking for small monitors that will never need a sub, because IMHO it doesn't matter if they had 10" drivers they'll still be in a small enclosure (as small as a 10" driver can be...) and still won't give you the same impact and extension as a dedicated sub.
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post #1196 of 3865
Thing is I don't want a sub. I just want decent bass. I already have 5.1 system in the same room hooked up to my htpc. It uses an H-100 sub which imo sounds very nice and has great extension.

I want this system so the bass does not shake the house and I have to hear everyone tell me to turn it down. Basically I want nice sound without any of the extremely low frequencies. My z-680s sound decent but the bass shakes the house and that's the problem I am mostly trying to resolve with this upgrade.

I remember at high school for a computers in music class hearing some Maudios. I think they were 8" and they sounded very nice with very good bass all considering their size.
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post #1197 of 3865
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it's still a small enclosure though. You'd be better off getting better speakers and adding a sub later than looking for small monitors that will never need a sub, because IMHO it doesn't matter if they had 10" drivers they'll still be in a small enclosure (as small as a 10" driver can be...) and still won't give you the same impact and extension as a dedicated sub.
absolutely agree here. There's nothing like a sub when it comes to deep frequencies and low, extended bass
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I certainly agree. For ultimate SQ there is no substitute for a dedicated sub. I normally love a good subwoofer but I am actually trying to avoid those super low frequencies that shake the house so I don't disturb others in my house. I have a big 5.1 system to do that with lol.
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Mines not much to most on OCN, but I like it so here it is. Much better than my 6 or 7 year old Sony 5.1 setup that would crackle during a airstrike on MW2 and would cause it to overheat and shutdown.

Front - 2 x Polk Audio Monitor 70's
Center - 1 x Polk Audo CS2
Rear - 2 x Polk Audio Monitor 40's
Sub - 1 x PSW505

Goes with a Onkyo TX-SR707 at top center and my Samsung HL56A650 56". Also include my HTPC on bottom, Elite on bottom left, PS3 on bottom right (not pictured, friend has it at the moment) Cox HD Cable box on top right and WRT54G-TM (for Xbox and HTPC and to extend my wi-fi in my house) router top left.

Also this room is somewhat in a work-in-progress, still need to nail the baseboards back on. Too busy plaing Mass Effect 1/2 to do hard labor at home.

Front


Rear


Old Sony 5.1 something bye bye system


Front speaker before and after


Normally looks with mesh and my son looking at the bubbles

Edited by Sistum Id - 2/24/10 at 9:39pm
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Nice job on mounting the center. Can you angle it down at all? Or is the sound stage good ?
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