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leighwlockwood@hotmail.com
2006-02-04, 11:57
I am not an audiophile and need a nice waf.

Can someone please recommend a small (6 inch square or smaller and no subwoofer) pair of speakers that will sound nice in rooms from 15 x 15 to 20 x 20 or so? The speakers will be connect directly to the squeezebox with no amp or anything. We won't be trying to break any windows with volume.

I hope to come in around $100 a pair, but could go up to $250. I need four sets.

If anyone has some used ones for sale, talk to me!



Leigh

JJZolx
2006-02-04, 12:01
I am not an audiophile and need a nice waf.

Can someone please recommend a small (6 inch square or smaller and no subwoofer) pair of speakers that will sound nice in rooms from 15 x 15 to 20 x 20 or so? The speakers will be connect directly to the squeezebox with no amp or anything. We won't be trying to break any windows with volume.

I hope to come in around $100 a pair, but could go up to $250. I need four sets.

If anyone has some used ones for sale, talk to me!
You will need an amp unless you purchase powered speakers, which means also plugging the speakers into a power outlet. Are these all to be installed in the same room or in different rooms? Six inches square is a very small speaker and not likely to sound that great in a 3200 cu ft room.

notanatheist
2006-02-04, 15:13
How about the little round "Anthony Gallo" speakers. Not sure about the price but they fit the size and sound department fine. Do you have a sub already? If you're looking for small speakers I'd seriously recommend a sub for your LFE.

Skunk
2006-02-04, 16:06
http://www.music123.com/Behringer-MS20-i156836.music

edit: another with higher WAF:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=36-136-102

leighwlockwood@hotmail.com
2006-02-04, 17:42
Yep, I will buy powered speakers, and I realize that a small speaker will not do much in a large room.

Right now I have Altec Lansing VS 4121 and the sound is nice. It comes with a subwoofer (19 Watts) and two smaller speakers at 6 watts each. This is the installation in the larger room so there is room for the woofer.

Anyway, thanks for the recommendations and keep them coming, if there are more. I just went out to the big store and saw Bose Companion 2, Cyber Acoustics 24 watts (CA2024), and the Alrec Lansing VS2220.

My guess is everyone is having a stroke at my cheesy choices for speakers, but mostly it is background music.

Thanks again,

Leigh

BeerCan
2006-02-04, 20:43
I use the Altec Lansing IM7 when I need a small set of speakers. It was designed for an ipod but it works fine with almost any source. (I do not own an ipod)

http://www.alteclansing.com/product_details.asp?pID=IM7

Pale Blue Ego
2006-02-04, 20:45
The Swans are probably your best bet. Excellent sound, very compact, and a high WAF. Maybe buy 1 pair, then if you like them, get the other 3. New Egg has a good return policy, too.

notanatheist
2006-02-04, 21:20
I got it!!Self powered, no sub...
http://www.klipsch.com/product/product.aspx?cid=876 Klispsch!!

OR... what I'm using in my bedroom is the speakers that came with my plasma and a Sonic T-Amp (got mine from Thinkgeek.com for $30) with a 12V 1500mA adapter for power. It only outputs 15W a channel but that's enough to drive the speakers for background sound.

You can't go wrong with either setup it fits your budget while still being relatively pleasing.

joncourage
2006-02-04, 21:31
I use the Klipsch multi-media (pro-media? can't remember...) 2.1's in the bedroom and they sound ok. I think you're going to need to re-think the sub thing, in any case this sub is small enough to be tucked away somewhere inconspicuous.

Cams
2006-02-06, 10:22
I bought two pairs of Klipsch Promedia 2.0 speakers, one for the SB3 in the kitchen and the other for the family PC. These are not primary listening zones so I preferred to do without the extra space of a subwoofer. Here is the link to the speakers from the retailer from which I bought them (along with my two SB3s)

Digimania.be (http://www.digimania.be/en/prod_det.asp?ProductID=672)

The bass response on them is actually really good for what they are and I'm more than happy with them.

slimdemage
2006-02-06, 10:28
From a used or new retailer, buy an amp and 2 speakers. The speakers should be "2-way" or more. You don't have to spend a lot. You may want to avoid "computer" speaker systems, due to their cheapness, distorted bass, and lack of frequency response. No cheap computer audio system can compete with a basic amp/receiver and two decent speakers. Running the signal from your computer will most likely require a simple 1/8" to RCA cable that you can run right into the amp. The Squeezebox comes with the appropriate cable to hook into a stereo.

slimdemage
2006-02-06, 10:30
If you connect multiple amps you may run into noise issues, depending on the power situation. Sync multiple SB's? hehe

Kevin O. Lepard
2006-02-06, 11:00
The Edirol self-powered speakers have been spoken of favorably here.

Kevin
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stinkingpig
2006-02-06, 23:18
Kevin O. Lepard wrote:
> The Edirol self-powered speakers have been spoken of favorably here.
>
> Kevin

I like mine. However, I don't think they're intended/marketed as
"computer speakers", but rather as "musician monitors that can
incidentally be hooked to a computer, squeezebox, or whatever". I agree
with the OP that the ones intended for making games go boom and emails
go ding are not very good for music. Just tried it out with my
computer's kenwood speakers, in fact, sounds nasty even though they
sound okay when playing files from the soundcard.

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Kevin O. Lepard
2006-02-07, 08:29
>Kevin O. Lepard wrote:
>>The Edirol self-powered speakers have been spoken of favorably here.
>>
>>Kevin
>
>I like mine. However, I don't think they're intended/marketed as
>"computer speakers", but rather as "musician monitors that can
>incidentally be hooked to a computer, squeezebox, or whatever".

I agree. I've thought about getting a pair several times and their
web page definitely fits that description.

>I agree with the OP that the ones intended for making games go boom
>and emails go ding are not very good for music. Just tried it out
>with my computer's kenwood speakers, in fact, sounds nasty even
>though they sound okay when playing files from the soundcard.

But I presume the Edirol's sound decent hooked both to the Squeezebox
and the computer?

Kevin
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