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Old 04-29-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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need bookshelf speaker suggestions ~$150

looking for some <$150 bookshelf speakers

right now i'm looking at

M-Audio Studiophile AV 40:
http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studio...CQR0V8SDBK4D2B

anyone have any other suggestions? maybe polk? what's the best bang for my buck
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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which model? better than m-audio?
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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which model? better than m-audio?
I dont even know who M Audio is and I have been in the AV business for 20 years.

Do you need POWERED speakers or bookshelf speakers?
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hmm yeah i'm looking for a powered one actually, sorry for the confusion

any good powered polks in that price range?
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I dont even know who M Audio is and I have been in the AV business for 20 years.

Do you need POWERED speakers or bookshelf speakers?
Really???? M-Audio is basically the premier brand for studio monitors and are widely used by professionals in the audio video world for a variety of uses....personally to the original poster i would get the m-audio speakers....they lack a little in bass but their mid-range and higher frequencies are very good and they are extremely flat and neutral to sound (since that is thier purpose)....

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Really???? M-Audio is basically the premier brand for studio monitors and are widely used by professionals in the audio video world for a variety of uses....personally to the original poster i would get the m-audio speakers....they lack a little in bass but their mid-range and higher frequencies are very good and they are extremely flat and neutral to sound (since that is thier purpose)....

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glockman.. have you heard of KRK, Mackie, Energy, or Swans?
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glockman.. have you heard of KRK, Mackie, Energy, or Swans?
Energy = of course
Mackie = of course
Swans = heard of them, never heard them
KRK = no

I dont deal with pro/industrial audio.

What supposely makes a pro studio monitor better than a high quality bookshelf speaker in the same price range?
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they are tonally neutral on purpose plus they are self amplified...but im not arguing that you should instead buy 5 studio monitors for pure HT use either, its just that they are/were designed to be as accurate as possible unlike some speakers (especially at this price range...) i think thats the biggest difference personally
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