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What 2.0 speaker should i get?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

budget is like below $200, my choices at the moment are buhringer ms-40, m-audio av40, Alesis M1 or the Akai pro RPM3. need something with good bass though but aint too big of a size.

post #2 of 19
have you checked out the audioengine a2 or swan d1080IV? i hear good things from both.
Edited by Byrnie - 5/2/13 at 10:40am
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 

never heard of these to be honest. comon guys i know its hard because no one person tried all speakers to know which are the best but i cant decide, no review is  ever happy with speakers in this price range.

post #4 of 19

Hmm just answered a similiar question and scanning wats on sale currently in that price range

 

Polk M35B $119

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290268

 

Topping TP22 amp $89

http://hifion.com/dac-amplifiers/topping/topping-tp22-t-amp-tk2050-tc2000-tp2050-digital-amplifier.html

 

Entry level 2.0 with decent low end

post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by dioxholster View Post

budget is like below $200, my choices at the moment are buhringer ms-40, m-audio av40, Alesis M1 or the Akai pro RPM3. need something with good bass though but aint too big of a size.

 

I´ve upgraded to Audioengine A2, US$200,00 at Amazon, from a 2.1 Edifier M3400.   They are aimed to high fidelity playback, as monitors are supposed to be, so if a recording has a strong bass, it will be surprisingly played (until 65Hz),  but if, as in many jazz recordings, the bass is not so present, I miss the Edifier´s subwoofer, where I could improove the bass according to my taste.  If you like to listen to music at high volumes, this feature of the monitors may not be so evident.

post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 

unfortunatly polk audio and Audioengines are no where to be found here so cant get it.

 

those are my overall choices

 

High priced ones:

Samson mediaone 4a

Behringer MS40

M-audio av40

Alesis 520 M1 Desktop speakers


lower priced ones:

M-audio AV30 (version 2 or 1)

Akai RPM3

microlab solo6c (out of stock)


Over budget:


Samson mediaone 5a

M-Audio BX5 D2

KRK Rockit 5

 

 

 

the trick is knowing which is more quality than the rest.

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 

does anyone know anything about aktimate micro? also if i go with AV40 should i at all be concerned with the very limited freq range that starts at 80hz?

post #8 of 19

W/o a sub yes those AV40s are very thin and lack low end

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 

the specs for ms40 are great and should give better bass but when i read reviews its mostly av40 being more popular. also aktimates have the same low specs as m-audio yet they are even way more popular. specs dont seem to equal performance or likablity.

post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by trog View Post

Hmm just answered a similiar question and scanning wats on sale currently in that price range

 

Polk M35B $119

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290268

 

Topping TP22 amp $89

http://hifion.com/dac-amplifiers/topping/topping-tp22-t-amp-tk2050-tc2000-tp2050-digital-amplifier.html

 

Entry level 2.0 with decent low end


Good advice. Stay with the T-amp ( Lepai 2020+ for $20.00 or TP22 for $89.00 or class D switching amp ( Fiio A1) with a pair of small Polk Audio. They will sound louder and as good if not better the AE A2.

 

Do not make any move laterally since you are not going to get the best sound you want but subtle improvement. Save the $$$, enjoy your system until you can swing for some thing in the same class with the Adam Audio or Neuman.

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

yeah i cant get the polk its not sold here and i have no system right now and chances are whatever i get wont be upgraded for quite some time if it doesnt break or anything.

post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by dioxholster View Post

yeah i cant get the polk its not sold here and i have no system right now and chances are whatever i get wont be upgraded for quite some time if it doesnt break or anything.

 

Are you in the Conus? If you are, drop me a PM.
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 

im not sure what conus is but im in australia. from my choices based on reviews and small size factor, its av40 or aktimate micro. everything else is just too big. there is an 80$ between them. heres a review: http://www.whathifi.com/review/epoz-aktimate-micro

post #14 of 19

Ah ok Oz - Microlab Solos are very nicely priced in Oz actually so perhaps the Solo 5C here

http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/134393/SPEAKERS_2-SPEAKER_SYSTEMS/Microlab/SOLO5C.asp

 

A fellow head-fier review/input on the Solo series

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608618/microlab-solo6c-truly-amazing-powered-speakers-for-the-70-asking-price-thats-for-the-pair


Edited by trog - 5/11/13 at 3:54am
post #15 of 19

The Audioengine A2's are class, if you can look at those.

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