Computer speakers as amps?
Jul 2, 2008 at 7:58 AM Post #3 of 4

vvanrij

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Yeah that would be a big NO..
 
Jul 2, 2008 at 2:44 PM Post #4 of 4

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Computer speakers are usually terrible, period, but there are some exceptions like the Audioengine A5. The latter is really a studio monitor, and most of those are self-amplified.

In theory, the built-in amplifier in an active studio monitor can be matched more closely to the characteristics of the speaker than a generic amp, yielding better results, which is why most recording studios use active monitors. They are usually too large for computer use, however. They are not so much a substitute for an amp than an amp and speaker combined in a single enclosure.
 

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