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Old 09-20-02, 02:29 PM   #13
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Well....hows the Videologic Scirroco Pro (sp?) and the Monsoon 505's? Most of the people that own these have dumped Promedia for these (to name a few)...


Umm Cotita.....dont digital speakers have a converter with them? isn't that the difference between them and analog?


I don't put much value into reviews anymore....ever see a website complain about a creative soundcard?
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Old 09-20-02, 02:30 PM   #14
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I have the ProMedia 5.1s and they are very nice speakers.... But, for Audio production (Which is a hobby of mine) they arent very well suited.

They arent very, "nuetral" ... they tend to have a lot more bass than necessary... It can be turned down, and the sound quality is very good. But, trying to do mastering on Klipsch speakers is pretty much a no-no.
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Wouldn't Digital speakers mean there is a DAC built into the Speaker system so the Signal stays Digital all the way until the speakers limiting the amout of signal Degredation and/or Interferience the signal might pick up on the way.

Kinda like that wire we used to use connecting our SoundCards to the CD-Roms. That Wire carried an Analogue signal through your system picking up all kinds of interferience, where now the signal stays digital, travels through the PCI Bus until it passes through your SoundCards DAC and then to your speakers.

Sooo if i understand this correctly if the DAC on your soundcard is better than the one in your Digital speakers, Analogue speakers would be a better idea (then again the quality of sound coming from a computer is usually pretty crappy as it is so we shouldn't be able to hear the difference anyway).
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Old 09-20-02, 03:04 PM   #16
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Well....hows the Videologic Scirroco Pro (sp?) and the Monsoon 505's? Most of the people that own these have dumped Promedia for these (to name a few)...


Umm Cotita.....dont digital speakers have a converter with them? isn't that the difference between them and analog?


I don't put much value into reviews anymore....ever see a website complain about a creative soundcard?

All I can say about the Monsoon 505's, best investment I made yet for sound. They wont reach as low as Logitechs or Promedias but when I did side by side comparisons, both the Logitechs and Promedias could not give the detail these Monsoons gave. Bass was nice and tight, midrange was very defined, and the highs were very crisp and clean.
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Old 09-20-02, 03:07 PM   #17
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I can see the Videologic Scirroco Pro giving the Klipsch speakers a good run for their money....but Monsoon speakers??? Everything I've read about the 505's claims them to be a good "budget" speaker.....certainly not a high-end, high-performance speaker...

Oh well.....to each his own......

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Both the Klipsch and Logi z560's suffer from the same problem. Lack of Mid-Range and sloppy base (the Klipsch are better but not perfect), But dont get me wrong. As far as computer speakers go i dont think they can be beat.

This is a real sub-woofer http://www.audiospecialiste.com/fich...=EN&noFiche=14

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ONly problem with the Sirocco Pros is that their like $900 U.S., they certainly will beat the Promedia hands down but that price is certainly to much for the majority out there.
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Actually, I think the "real-subwoofer" title belongs to Krell....albeit at a serious price premium...

Krell has announced a new high-end subwoofer that it describes as the "worlds ultimate subwoofer."

The Master reference Subwoofer, with it's two fifteen-inch drivers and three-inch excursions, is described as including "a Krell Class A amplifier that produces 2,600 watts of power, weighs 420 pounds, has a footprint of less that four square feet, and is capable of reproducing a frightening low 20 hz tone at 120 dB."

The cabinet for the subwoofer is constructed from one-inch solid billet aluminum. Krell states, "we discovered that aluminum is the only workable material strong enough to withstand the substantial pressures generated within a subwoofer and still remain inert. Wood-based enclosure simply cannot contain these pressures without adding distortion and coloration."

The suggested retail price for the Krell Master Subwoofer is $28,000. Availability is expected in the first quarter, 2000.

For more information - www.krellonline.com



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Actually, I think the "real-subwoofer" title belongs to Krell....albeit at a serious price premium...

Krell has announced a new high-end subwoofer that it describes as the "worlds ultimate subwoofer."

The Master reference Subwoofer, with it's two fifteen-inch drivers and three-inch excursions, is described as including "a Krell Class A amplifier that produces 2,600 watts of power, weighs 420 pounds, has a footprint of less that four square feet, and is capable of reproducing a frightening low 20 hz tone at 120 dB."

The cabinet for the subwoofer is constructed from one-inch solid billet aluminum. Krell states, "we discovered that aluminum is the only workable material strong enough to withstand the substantial pressures generated within a subwoofer and still remain inert. Wood-based enclosure simply cannot contain these pressures without adding distortion and coloration."

The suggested retail price for the Krell Master Subwoofer is $28,000. Availability is expected in the first quarter, 2000.

For more information - www.krellonline.com



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Old 09-20-02, 04:09 PM   #22
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I can't even begin to imagine how someone could justify $28,000 for a single sub....insane...

That sub of yours sounds pretty sweet........how much did that set you back? ( if you don't mind me asking... )

I'd love to get a nice home theater setup, but I am far too poor to be able to afford anything like that for awhile....

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Actually it was a gift. My Grandfather is in the High-end Audio Buiz so he always sets up my family with a nice system.

This is his company web site. www.classeaudio.com

And going by his word, the absolute BEST LoudSpeaker Company out there right now is B&W.

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Old 09-20-02, 05:11 PM   #24
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B&W are the ones with the yellow kevlar cones right? I've heard a set of those and they sounded great...

Your grandfather's products look pretty slick.......cool gear....

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