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http://www.commsandsound.com/hk-audi...or-2565-0.html

Surely this can't be right? or do you think the picture is wrong?

If this is right then I could just buy these then a decent amp and hook it up to my PC?

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Those are PA speakers. Sure, you 'could' hook them up to an amp and your pc, but it'd sound crap. Unless you played it at PA levels. Even then it would still sound crap compared to some decent bookshelf speakers of the same price.
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Party speakers to turn up to 11.
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Those are PA speakers. Sure, you 'could' hook them up to an amp and your pc, but it'd sound crap. Unless you played it at PA levels. Even then it would still sound crap compared to some decent bookshelf speakers of the same price.
Why would these speakers sound crap through a PC? What would be the alternative?
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They won't just sound crap through a pc, they will sound crap at low (what you will be using in your house) volumes. PA speakers (in general) are designed to be loud, not articulate. The frequency response for example is pants. Even at +/-10db the range is only 53Hz - 19Khz.

Now, take for example, some hifi speakers. I'll use mine as an example, they aren't too expensive, and are just middle of the road as far as hifi goes. B&W 602 S3

The response of these is 49Hz - 22kHz @ +/- 3dB
or 40Hz - 42kHz @ +/-6db. They don't even quote down to -10db as anyone interested in audio couldn't give a rats bottom about the -10db figures.


Now, what these numbers mean, is that the PA speakers, at 53Hz, will sound half as loud as say 2000Hz (or where ever their volume peak is) and again, the volume will start to tail off again when you start going up in frequency down to half its volume at 19Khz.

However the Hifi speakers only drop off 3db at both lower and higher frequencies. 1db is the smallest detectable (by humans) change in volume, so 3db isn't too much more than that.
Basically what this means is that the hifi speakers give a more consistent volume across the frequency range, and the frequency range is bigger, while the PA speakers are just about going loud. You will lose all the high and low frequency detail in the sound/music.
Edited by weidass - 6/9/10 at 4:10pm
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