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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:37 pm 
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Small: Minimus-7
Big: Tannoy C-10 front ported (they also made rear ported, front is best)
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:53 pm 
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P.S. Yorkville passive monitors sure are nice, but they are normally 4 Ohms, that's first, that means lost dynamics/lost headroom with most amps;
secondly Tannoy C-10 sound much bigger and can handle overload better. YSM-1 woofers go bad instantly once overloaded.
For Mission, the best model is not those mentioned... it's the relatively obscure 731i.
Tannoy C-8 get an honorable mention if C-10 happen to be too big.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:29 am 
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ok I ended up getting the pioneer bs 22's.

Im not exactly happy, the highs are decent, the upper mids are marvelous, the lower mids are NONEXISTANT and the stereo image in that area as well. they have have a hefty innacurate bass, I could live with them if the lower mids werent a problem. I honestly dont like the PSB speakers, and im not after used anymore. Ofcourse you get what you pay for, I would only be truly happy if I paid 5x the amount I paid.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:09 am 
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The Klipsch RP-160M are on sale at Amazon.ca for $450/pair. Rare for bookshelf speakers, they have 96dB sensitivity and apparently play loud.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00RNZ6COS/

Couple reviews/opinions here:
http://www.soundvisionreview.com/hi-fi- ... 0m-review/
https://www.tharbamar.com/single-post/2 ... ker-Review
http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/th ... 685/page-3


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:22 am 
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mackie87 wrote:
ok I ended up getting the pioneer bs 22's.

Im not exactly happy, the highs are decent, the upper mids are marvelous, the lower mids are NONEXISTANT and the stereo image in that area as well. they have have a hefty innacurate bass, I could live with them if the lower mids werent a problem.


Just wondering, what "bs" stands for in that Pioneer lineup?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:15 pm 
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deltaV wrote:
mackie87 wrote:
ok I ended up getting the pioneer bs 22's.

Im not exactly happy, the highs are decent, the upper mids are marvelous, the lower mids are NONEXISTANT and the stereo image in that area as well. they have have a hefty innacurate bass, I could live with them if the lower mids werent a problem.


Just wondering, what "bs" stands for in that Pioneer lineup?


probably bookshelf

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The Klipsch RP-160M are on sale at Amazon.ca for $450/pair. Rare for bookshelf speakers, they have 96dB sensitivity and apparently play loud.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00RNZ6COS/

Couple reviews/opinions here:
http://www.soundvisionreview.com/hi-fi- ... 0m-review/
https://www.tharbamar.com/single-post/2 ... ker-Review
http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/th ... 685/page-3


Yea I'd love those, but they're almost 5x what I paid lol. If I was balling Id buy the JBL 530 studio and a nice amp, oh well.

Im just gonna revel in my incomplete audio field with the bs 22 and call it a day. I got many other problems right now so whatever.


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I will ask this again - where or on what are you placing them??
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In that price range, and for decent bass reproduction for electronic music, I would highly recommend sticking with entry-level active studio monitors with 8" drivers on the used market.

You won't find better for what you're after at the price. And the bonus is that they have built-in amplification so you can ditch your amp.

I currently have a pair for sale, but they might be slightly above your price range. Even without a subwoofer, they do justice to most electronic music. They're pretty solid down to the mid 30 Hz range. They are pretty big though.

M-Audio BX-8 D2 w/ Auralex ProPads


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There are many good speakers for sale here. I think Wharfedale makes a product which offers great price and performance.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:07 pm 
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J. P. wrote:
I will ask this again - where or on what are you placing them??
jp


on a computer desk 8 inches away from wall on some nonamebrand acoustic foam pads in a equilateral triangle.

nick_v wrote:
In that price range, and for decent bass reproduction for electronic music, I would highly recommend sticking with entry-level active studio monitors with 8" drivers on the used market.

You won't find better for what you're after at the price. And the bonus is that they have built-in amplification so you can ditch your amp.

I currently have a pair for sale, but they might be slightly above your price range. Even without a subwoofer, they do justice to most electronic music. They're pretty solid down to the mid 30 Hz range. They are pretty big though.

M-Audio BX-8 D2 w/ Auralex ProPads


yea I gave up on that producer thing, im really not very good anyway. I've come to the conclusion I just wanted a speaker with equal representation of like 50hz and above. Thats a nice price, good luck on selling them, my neighbors really wouldnt like me having 8 inch woofers.


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Try raising your speakers 4 to 6 inches off the desktop.

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Alec_124c41 wrote:
Try raising your speakers 4 to 6 inches off the desktop.

Cheers,
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this is the current ghettofied setup. I have pointed the speakers upwards on the foam wedges, I may leave them flat though, I don thtink it matters since they're just a tall speaker.

http://i66.tinypic.com/28utsax.jpg


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you may need nearfield monitors. Have you tried hooking the speakers up in a bigger room, placing them equal distances from your ear from further away (say 8-10 feet) ? I ended up getting stands for my office, moving the speakers into the corner and had flatter response in the mid-base. My Paradigm mini monitor v5s are in that price range used and sound great with my Lepy, but they had to be 4-5 feet from my ears, and preferably further for them to image and flatten out.


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You have a rear ported speaker positioned close to the wall. This will effect the bass significantly. As others mentioned a front-ported speaker like the small Wharfedale is designed to sound good in this sort of positioning.

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I use the BS22s in a similar nearfield computer setup. They are sitting on either side of my monitor, directly on the desk. The difference - my monitor is on the corner, so the rear ports are maybe a foot from the wall and kind of pointing into the corner. Very happy with them.

I have modded mine with the Vifa tweeters and upgraded crossover. Big improvement in clarity.

http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php? ... ns.610820/


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