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are the bx5a's any better than the av-40's?

i have a $280 budget and would like a NICE pair of 2.0 (MAYBE) 2.1 speakers

let me know what you guys think?

edit: and i can get them for CHEAP

http://cgi.ebay.com/M-Audio-BX5a-Del...#ht_876wt_1139
Edited by Kye7 - 1/5/11 at 5:37pm
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I have the KRK Systems Rokit 8" studio monitors for my PC and absolutely love them! Guitar Center Carries them and they should be right around your budget if you choose the 5" units. I purchased the 5" size and set them up and loved them but decided to return them and go all out and have not looked back sense.

Don't get me wrong, the 5's are great, I just wanted the larger size just to go all out since I use my pc for everything, I run my 360, pc and all my movies and music through them and everyhing sounds great, deff do not need a Subwoofer with these babies either, people have asked me where my sub was hidden before. lol

Get the Rokit 5's!

http://www.guitarcenter.com/KRK-Roki...10-i1403132.gc
    
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post #3 of 17
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will consider

anyone elses input?
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post #4 of 17
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I have the KRK Systems Rokit 8" studio monitors for my PC and absolutely love them! Guitar Center Carries them and they should be right around your budget if you choose the 5" units. I purchased the 5" size and set them up and loved them but decided to return them and go all out and have not looked back sense.

Don't get me wrong, the 5's are great, I just wanted the larger size just to go all out since I use my pc for everything, I run my 360, pc and all my movies and music through them and everyhing sounds great, deff do not need a Subwoofer with these babies either, people have asked me where my sub was hidden before. lol

Get the Rokit 5's!

http://www.guitarcenter.com/KRK-Roki...10-i1403132.gc
OMG i saw these being played by a guitarist and vocalst in the mall and they sounded A-MAZING
i will REALLY consider these as ive heard them before!
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OMG i saw these being played by a guitarist and vocalst in the mall and they sounded A-MAZING
i will REALLY consider these as ive heard them before!


I wasn't kidding, lol!

I put a ton of research before I bought these into what I wanted to purchase back when I decided I wanted some quality sound and I was trying to decide on the AudioEngine unit or Maudio's you listed, then I saw the KRK's while looking at the Maudio's at guitar center and was told they do low end a little better yet still have great hi's and that was important to me since i'm sub-less so I tried the 5's loved them so much I wanted more, been using my Rokit 8's everday since!
    
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post #6 of 17
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can i get a pair for under $280? used or on ebay?
if not, than its gotta be something else
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You can find some used BX5a or KRK Rokit 5s under that budget. Check Craigslist.
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You can find some used BX5a or KRK Rokit 5s under that budget. Check Craigslist.
are the rokit 5's better than the bx5a?
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post #9 of 17
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can i get a pair for under $280? used or on ebay?
if not, than its gotta be something else
I doubt you can do the 8" for that much anywhere even used, you might luck out and beable to find 2 used 6's on Ebay or the like...

You should have little problem getting a pair of 5's brand new for less that your budget:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-KRK-ROKIT-RP5-...item43a403b9d9

Free shipping too! I love my 8's but the 5's are still great, may want to add a sub down the road if you want big booming bass, the 8's are big enough to achieve it without, but the 5's still have more bass than most others that size...
    
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post #10 of 17
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I doubt you can do the 8" for that much anywhere even used, you might luck out and beable to find 2 used 6's on Ebay or the like...

You should have little problem getting a pair of 5's brand new for less that your budget:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-KRK-ROKIT-RP5-...item43a403b9d9

Free shipping too! I love my 8's but the 5's are still great, may want to add a sub down the road if you want big booming bass, the 8's are big enough to achieve it without, but the 5's still have more bass than most others that size...
are they worth the money?
better than bx5a?
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