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  • need monitor for both home computer and home studio - recs?

    I'm looking for a modest priced pair of monitors that can be used as standard computer monitors - however, at some point in the future I would also consider using them for a home portastudio type application. any recs for good powered monitors that can work in both applications (about 200 or 300 bucks for the pair)
    "I constantly amaze myself as well as others" the humble George Lynch (source - George Lynch official website)

    "the bottom end on that amp is as tight as a virgin's ass"

    "hey Obama, socialism is not the answer" -
    for those looking for a definition of socialism, heres the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism

    "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
    -- Barack Obama

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    Try the Wharefadale 8.1a's i believe they are.... I've got the 8.2a which is a 6.5" driver, the 8.1's got a 5" driver which i think wouldn't be too big for a computer monitor type thing like you want

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    • #3
      the problem with some of these higher end companies is the inputs in the back make it difficult to hook up to a computer with standard cables - how would you hook up your 8.2a to your computer - don't you need a special adapter or cable to pull that off?
      "I constantly amaze myself as well as others" the humble George Lynch (source - George Lynch official website)

      "the bottom end on that amp is as tight as a virgin's ass"

      "hey Obama, socialism is not the answer" -
      for those looking for a definition of socialism, heres the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism

      "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
      -- Barack Obama

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      • #4
        These are great http://www.music123.com/KRK-RP5-Rokit-Powered-Monitor--Single--i132625.music ... I have the RP6's and like them a lot. Really accurate and to me they compete with higherly priced monitors.

        Those have RCA ins so normal RCA cables, or basic RCA to 3,5mm stereo will do. For future upgrades it has XLR connections.
        www.scenerychannel.com - New "Hit" Songs! Mesa Mark IV and Single Recto tones.

        my Mesa F50 clips : First One : Building The Mood : Seveno
        my Vox AD15VT clips : Voices From The Mountains : 3xS : TWIBMPG new!
        links : My Rig : Mesa F-series Lounge

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        • #5
          do you think it would be o.k. to keep them in the "on" position all the time - just like you would with standard computer speakers? I worry about the internal amps getting too hot and shortening the life o fthe speaker
          "I constantly amaze myself as well as others" the humble George Lynch (source - George Lynch official website)

          "the bottom end on that amp is as tight as a virgin's ass"

          "hey Obama, socialism is not the answer" -
          for those looking for a definition of socialism, heres the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism

          "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
          -- Barack Obama

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          • #6
            I keep them on about 8 hours a day. I haven't had any heating problems.

            You could turn them off everytime you leave from the PC for longer periods. That way you can ensure that the speakers last longer.
            www.scenerychannel.com - New "Hit" Songs! Mesa Mark IV and Single Recto tones.

            my Mesa F50 clips : First One : Building The Mood : Seveno
            my Vox AD15VT clips : Voices From The Mountains : 3xS : TWIBMPG new!
            links : My Rig : Mesa F-series Lounge

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