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Default Edifier M3400 replacement - 03-18-2017, 00:53 | posts: 80 | Location: Brasil

Back in 2010, thanks to a review from Robscix , Iīve bought an Edifier M3400 set (2x1) for hearing music, mainly. The best $$$$ Iīve ever spent, but unfortunately the left channel died. The only similar speakers available where I live are the Edifier R1700BT, wich have good reviews at amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/product-revie...0&pageNumber=3

These have 2x 4" woofers vs 1x 6,5" of my old one. On the other side, I can get the Logitech Z313 (2x1) that have 1x 7" woofer, but poor treeble and midrange. Seem to me, it will be very difficult to replace the balanced sound of the M3400, and his satelites with 1 tweeter and 1 midrange, each.
Any help will be wellcome !

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Default 03-18-2017, 05:20 | posts: 2,142 | Location: Temeswar, Romania

Edifier is nice indeed, i've used the s550. Lots of power without distorting.

Right now i have something different, i have the Behringer Studio50 speakers. I said to get these cause they were cheap and i didn't really want something too powerful (sensitive neighbours) but something that is clear and also more compact without too many cables etc. Studio monitors usually are.

Boy was i wrong regarding their power. I never listened to them at more than 40% volume and that was once for a min or two, usually i have them at 4-10%. Anyway,they're loud is all i'm saying. And also the sound is clear without distorting.

So,my opinion is ,if you want nice sound get studio monitors, not necessarily the ones i have, there are better ones out there just that they weren't in stock for me so i settled with those. And if you want more bass you can always hook up an active monitor sub down the line if you really need more punch. But for me the bass is enough.

Can't go back to "PC Speakers" tbh, it's like refresh rate, once you experience 144hz you can't go back to 60hz.
   
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Default 03-18-2017, 15:59 | posts: 80 | Location: Brasil

Thank you Corbus , for your answer !
I also think monitors are the way to go, but, adding a subwoofer later would not be easy to me, since thereīs no much choice, and what exists is much expensive than the monitors themselves.
   
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Default 03-19-2017, 09:22 | posts: 306 | Location: Canada

Since you are a fan of Edifier, I would suggest you step up and get the R2000DB instead. They have a 5 inch woofer, instead of the 4 inch on the R1700BT. The R1700BT are 66 watts, and the R2000DB are 120 watts. They have impressive bass for their size. You may find you will not even desire a sub with them. They are well worth the 250. This will give you a very nice upgrade from your previous set.

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R2000...=speakers&th=1
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 00:30 | posts: 80 | Location: Brasil

Thank you, DW70 !
I do like Edifier, for sure. Even because I donīt have other choices !
These R2000BT seem great, but thereīs something I forgot to say, I use the speakers, nearfield, and at a low volume, so, will these 120w monitors fit ?
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 01:50 | posts: 53

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Thank you, DW70 !
I do like Edifier, for sure. Even because I donīt have other choices !
These R2000BT seem great, but thereīs something I forgot to say, I use the speakers, nearfield, and at a low volume, so, will these 120w monitors fit ?
If you are really into sound quality, you could try to build your own set. This kit from parts express is very highly regarded and would open the door to a new hobby.

http://www.parts-express.com/overnig...-pair--300-706

You wouldn't be able to buy speakers that sounds as good for less than $400 in my opinion and although they are passive, you could buy an amp with a built in DAC and call it a day.

https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Digital...ds=class+d+amp

Just thought I'd throw it out there as an option!
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 05:02 | posts: 306 | Location: Canada

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Thank you, DW70 !
I do like Edifier, for sure. Even because I donīt have other choices !
These R2000BT seem great, but thereīs something I forgot to say, I use the speakers, nearfield, and at a low volume, so, will these 120w monitors fit ?
Yes, that will work totally fine. Going from your previous set, you will notice a huge increase in sound quality. I think you will be impressed.
   
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Default 03-20-2017, 23:04 | posts: 80 | Location: Brasil

Frances, thanks for the advice but Iīm afraid I donīt have room for passive speakers, amplifier, and cables.

DW75, Iīll try to lessen to the R2000BT before buying them, since they are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Anyway, just to give an idea of the market here, JBL sells the famous LSR305, and just one monitor costs the same of a pair of these Edifiers. Maybe they are 2x better ?
   
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Default 03-21-2017, 09:43 | posts: 306 | Location: Canada

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Frances, thanks for the advice but Iīm afraid I donīt have room for passive speakers, amplifier, and cables.

DW75, Iīll try to lessen to the R2000BT before buying them, since they are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Anyway, just to give an idea of the market here, JBL sells the famous LSR305, and just one monitor costs the same of a pair of these Edifiers. Maybe they are 2x better ?
The JBL LSR305 is another good choice. However, they are definitely not worth double the cost of the R2000BT. These two pairs of speakers are in a similar class level. If priced the same, it would be more of a challenge to decide. You will be impressed with the Edifiers, no question.
   
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