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Default Audio monitors up to US$200 ! - 03-04-2013, 00:43 | posts: 73 | Location: Brasil

Dear mates,

what would be the best, fidelity wise, active nearfield monitors that I could buy on amazon or newegg, up to US$200,00, for listening to rock, jazz, pop (in order to replace my Edifier M 3400) ?
P.S.: It would be good, but not decisive, if they had subwoofer output, for a future upgrade

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Dear mates,

what would be the best, fidelity wise, active nearfield monitors that I could buy on amazon or newegg, up to US$200,00, for listening to rock, jazz, pop (in order to replace my Edifier M 3400) ?
P.S.: It would be good, but not decisive, if they had subwoofer output, for a future upgrade

Thanks in advance !
http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...phileAV40.html

or if you can get the BX5 D2's, they seem awesome

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Default 03-04-2013, 12:39 | posts: 73 | Location: Brasil

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http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...phileAV40.html

or if you can get the BX5 D2's, they seem awesome

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They are US$210 at Amazon, but it seems overkill (70w) to nearrfield linstening, at low volume. Do you know how they compare to AV40īs ?
(Excuse-me if I said anything foolish, as I am far from being an expert !)
   
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Default 03-04-2013, 13:30 | posts: 4,272 | Location: Australia

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They are US$210 at Amazon, but it seems overkill (70w) to nearrfield linstening, at low volume. Do you know how they compare to AV40īs ?
(Excuse-me if I said anything foolish, as I am far from being an expert !)
Better to have more juice on tap than not enough... Basically, you could go with audioengine, they seem pretty good aswell and I have heard them in a store :

http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-A2-Tech

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Default 03-04-2013, 16:25 | posts: 73 | Location: Brasil

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Better to have more juice on tap than not enough... Basically, you could go with audioengine, they seem pretty good aswell and I have heard them in a store :

http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Audioengine-A2-Tech

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It was my first choice, but I read some people saying the A2 "colors" the sound more than other monitors in same budget. Anyway, as I cannot hear them myself, Iīll probably adopt your last suggestion, because Iīve read they are sensitive to equalization too (Iīve read a lot of things ).
   
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Default 03-19-2013, 13:15 | posts: 73 | Location: Brasil

Well, the Audioengine A2 arrived yesterday ! A huge improvement over my old Edifierīs, except for the bass. At least for low volume listening, the A2 seems to have a linear response, what makes necessary, to my taste, to add a subwoofer. I am saying this because in some reviews Iīve read, it was said that these speakers have an enhanced response in the bass. That is not my impression, at least so far...
   
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Default 03-19-2013, 13:35 | posts: 4,272 | Location: Australia

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Well, the Audioengine A2 arrived yesterday ! A huge improvement over my old Edifierīs, except for the bass. At least for low volume listening, the A2 seems to have a linear response, what makes necessary, to my taste, to add a subwoofer. I am saying this because in some reviews Iīve read, it was said that these speakers have an enhanced response in the bass. That is not my impression, at least so far...
Cool, good there was an improvement :-) A sub would make them shine :-) Just maybe get the audioengine sub, looks good and seems quite good...

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