PC Speakers and recording

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by Jonbajo, May 6, 2015.

  1. Jonbajo

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    So I have a Creative ZxR, a Tascam digital portastudio 8-track, and I use Cubase. I'm not an engineer; I know the basics about recording. So, the question is, what type of speakers should I buy for my setup? I have my eye on the CA-3602a by Cyber Acoustics (great ratings) or something like it, either the 3908, or something like it by a different brand. Any suggestions? my budget is $200 at the most, but I would like to stick with something around 50 to 100. Sounds like the 3602 is a great deal at around 50. And the 3908 is only 70! Any difference between the two besides one being louder? Just noticing that the 3602 has 6,500 reviews and the 3908 has 200.
     
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    why should I disable onboard audio? right now it says enabled in bios.

    do I need an amp for both monoprice and Dayton or just Dayton?

    can I install a subwoofer in addition to the speakers?
     
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    Sometimes active on-board audio has a negative effect on an add-on internal sound card.
    So I always try to get people to disable on-board, in the BIOS.

    Each Monoprice 5" studio monitor comes with two built in speaker amplifiers.
    So no need for a separate amplifier.
    So just need to buy an amplifier for the Daytons.
    The Monoprice 5" appear to come from the same factory where the M-Audio BX5s come from, as a lot of the specs are the same.
    I've been using the Monoprice 5" for the past year, no regrets buying them.
    Yes, you can add a sub-woofer to use with them, or maybe just buy the Monoprice 8" version?
     

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    How would the monoprice 5-in compare to the cyber acoustics I had mentioned? the cyber acoustics are quite a bit cheaper.
     
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    No comparison
     
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    ignore
     
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    The Monoprice 5" studio monitor are based on the M-Audio BX5s, which sell for $250-$300
     

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