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You can change my entry if you like. I had to surrender the Kef Q-compacts

but i did get a pair of Kef Q4s in return. and i'm very very pleased with them so far.


Edited by Boyboyd - 12/15/10 at 1:22pm
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Is the speaker on the right leaning over to the left a lot or is that just an illusion because of the wall behind? Nice setup though
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niceeee! those 10" mids? =D

mind adding me for bx5a's as well?

there's almost no need for a sub with those insane things. maybe unless the sub goes down to 15 htz or less with enough umph to make you feel the bass and you listen to alot of dubstep, rofl.

it's amazing what good drivers can do when in the right box. i really want to hear some focals. how much bettwer would 5 inch focal drivers sound better than my bx5a's? because these speakers are damn good and i have only heard two speakers better so far: gallo's and some ATC 5 inch bookshelves which run about 4 grand for the pair, the gallo 3.1's were around the same price most likely.

I have heard krk's, yamaha's and other studio monitor's havent heard the bx8a's yet, but on fidelity imo the bx's win over the others. i'm not judging how punchy or boomy the bass is on them like other *******, but i have only heard those studio monitors out of a garbage macbook. i hooked up my bx5a's to a friend's $1000 musical fidelity cd player and damn, those things have some fidelity.

edit: i was talking about the leaning speaker not needing a sub more than my bx5a's, although for a 5 inch driver, these things have insane bass.
Edited by coreyL - 12/16/10 at 3:03am
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Is the speaker on the right leaning over to the left a lot or is that just an illusion because of the wall behind? Nice setup though
The right speaker is leaning over. Going to put them on speaker spikes tonight.
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I stopped at Fry's this morning, listened to some computer speakers they had on the floor. Wow, they sucked so hard. Some were expensive too, well over $100. The only set they had out that sounded ok were a pair of Hercules XPS 60. They don't compare to a set of hifi, full range speakers of course but they were bad, less noise than the other sets and less distortion at higher volumes.
Might be worth looking into for people considering a pair of computer speakers, of course I can't condone that in this thread
Edited by Mygaffer - 12/18/10 at 2:48am
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I stopped at Fry's this morning, listened to some computer speakers they had on the floor. Wow, the sucked so hard. Some were expensive too, well over $100. The only set they had out that sounded ok were a pair of Hercules XPS 60. They don't compare to a set of hifi, full range speakers of course but they were bad, less noise than the other sets and less distortion at higher volumes.
Might be worth looking into for people considering a pair of computer speakers, of course I can't condone that in this thread
computer speakers = can't afford real speakers



Not to sound elitist or anything, heck I got my speakers for free, but computer speakers are terrible. I'll have to show some proof sometime, it's ridiculous.
Edited by drjoey1500 - 12/16/10 at 11:29pm
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computer speakers = can't afford real speakers



Not to sound elitist or anything, heck I got my speakers for free, but computer speakers are terrible. I'll have to show some proof sometime, it's ridiculous.
audioengine 5's

my bx5a's.

what were you saying?
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audioengine 5's

my bx5a's.

what were you saying?
Those are closer to studio monitors than computer speakers. By computer speakers I mean 2.1 in a box/logitech type of stuff.
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Those are closer to studio monitors than computer speakers. By computer speakers I mean 2.1 in a box/logitech type of stuff.
well yeah, everything logitech makes is garbage speaker wise. their sub drivers are garbage, their high end sat satellite drivers themselves aren't terrible, but the enclosures are and there are MUCH better drivers available.

here are some huge fatal flaws in the "all in one logitech like systems" imo, and bose is included.

basically, their satellite drivers arent big enough, or don't have nearly enough exursion to push the air required to go below 80 htz, and that is a huge requirement for me. i need my satelite speakers to bottom out below 80 htz to make my sub completely non directional.

another problem is the ampllification. not only are the circuit boards garbage class d amplification, the transformers are terrible and every other amplification part. the capacitors are garbage as well, every part they use is sub par and the cheapest they can find.

they are made out of cheap housing which resonate badly at certain frequencies. the MDF isnt nearly thick enough if they even USE MDF, the plastic will vibrate more often than not. thewiring inside the housing is terrible little ipod headphone wires half the time instead of good 12 guage wiring. the crossovers are usually terribly designed in most systems that are two way and don't work very well, the caps and coils they use are garbage. when they are full rage drivers, they have a 4 inch sub in a huge box which could be bandpassed which is worse than a sealed box for flat frequency response. basically they will use garbage little tingy 2 inch drivers for satellite speakers that aparently produce from 120 htz- 20,000 htz, with huge ammounts of distortion, incredibly low SPL db ratings, and they just sound bad, not to mention the bass ends up being terrible because the sub can always be located, it will always be too punchy, boomy, or muddy. even on the z5500 which has THOUSANDS of 5 star reviews by customers, the bass is TERRIBLE, the mids and trebble are GARBAGE. i own some z5500 drivers i got for free, ive heard the sub. it is terrible. i'd literally take my bx5a's over a z5550 set ANY DAY, but the average person would throw these bookshelves out the window for the z5500 any second because they love boomy ghetto rap bass i guess.

oh and their drivers are always the cheapest possible driver they can find where the average retard won't notice the difference. their tweeters are made of garbage plastic domes more often than not, either silk dome, panasonic tweeters, good supertweeters, ribbon tweeters, or beryllium tweeters are the way to go imo.

so basically in a nutshell, good quality carbon fibre or ceramic woofers with good motors, great surrounds with awesome exursion which makes the speaker sound just punchy enough, detailed, sharp, and clear will rape any garbage home theater in a box, basides MAYBE gallo or orb audio in some cases.

i'm done my retarded rant now, hopefully less people will have bought garbage speakers or something out of this.

on a side note, i heard my friend's jmlab microutopia's today. they rape any speakers iv'e ever heard as of yet. second on the qaulity list are some ATC speakers iv'e heard, third is gallo 3.1 system, 4th would actually be my bx5a's because i have no IDEA where the HELL to actually AUDITION....GOOOD quality speakers. iv'e never even heard a klipsch speaker aside from some herresey's one time, not on music it was used for sound effects.
Edited by coreyL - 12/17/10 at 3:11am
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I want to give a shout out to a pair of Polk Audio Monitor Series 2 M4.6 speakers I have. They were made in 1990, are small ported cabinets with a single 6&1/2" driver with a soft dome tweeter, and they sound amazing. Great, clear and detailed sound stage, very clean sound, they are easy to drive and can get loud if needed.
Needless to say they have no low end and need to be paired with a sub for even music listening but really a high quality sound from these speakers.

Originally retailed for $149.95, which is just over $250 in 2010 dollars, I bought these for $12 for the pair at Salvation Army. I was using them as my mains until I got my floor standers. I will probably be using them as my surrounds now, as soon as I get some stands.
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