Audio monitors up to US$200 !

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  1. nagual

    nagual Active Member

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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 !
     
  2. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/StudiophileAV40.html

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

    regards,
    RagDoll.
     
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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 AV40´s ?
    (Excuse-me if I said anything foolish, as I am far from being an expert !)
     
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    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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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

    regards,
    RagDoll.
     

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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, I´ll probably adopt your last suggestion, because I´ve read they are sensitive to equalization too (I´ve read a lot of things :nerd:).
     
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    Well, the Audioengine A2 arrived yesterday ! A huge improvement over my old Edifier´s, 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 I´ve 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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    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    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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