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qu11355
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Sep 1, 2017
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Hi guys, I'm looking to upgrade my pc speakers, right now I have a klipsch pro media 2.1. I'm looking at the JBL LSR305 $300, Klipsch R-15PM $300, and PreSonus Ceres C3.5BT $80 and this What do you guys think about those speakers? Which of those would you reconmand? Thanks
Sep 1, 2017
Shatters
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Sep 1, 2017
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I don't really know much about those other speakers, but the Yamaha HS8 will produce a flat, true-to-life sound, for studios and professionals. if you like mixing music and stuff, get these
Sep 1, 2017
mdizzle
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Sep 2, 2017
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studio monitors would not be my first pick for entertainment. studio monitors give a flat uncolored representation of the sound you are playing. for entertainment, speakers that are EQ'd and colored might sound more desirable. That said these babies are loud and great if you have a studio.
Sep 2, 2017
SkipPp
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Dec 19, 2017
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I feel like a total idiot, but how on earth does one connect to these speakers? I am not familiar with the jacks.
Dec 19, 2017
czellman
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Dec 19, 2017
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The (1) 3 pin hole is an XLR balanced input. The (2) one hole jack is a balanced T/R/S (tip-ring-sleeve) 1/4' phono jack. Which input you use depends on the cables you have available. XLR is preferred. With all respect, if you are unfamiliar with the set up of these monitors, you may want to look for a more "semi-pro" pair, however these are designed for easy set up.
Dec 19, 2017
SkipPp
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Dec 19, 2017
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Thanks. I like my Wharfdale speakers, but they have the normal speaker cable setup. My amp does not have the fancy pro connections that you mention.
Dec 19, 2017
czellman
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Dec 19, 2017
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Ah... yes. Some Wharfdale monitors use open wire connections. Your monitors need an amp's output (what you currently have) before the speakers. These JBLs have an amp built into each monitor and designed to mainly receive signal from an audio mixer.
Dec 19, 2017
SkipPp
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Dec 19, 2017
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Thanks. Good to know. Is it better to have the amp in the speaker? I am not familiar with that. Then again, I have never been in a recording studio.
Dec 19, 2017
MetaMorph
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Dec 21, 2017
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I don't think so. Some say that because the amplifier and signal processor can be selected and tuned specifically for the speakers it can be ensured to be a 'perfect match', or that bi-amplification (seperate amps for the tweeter and woofer) sounds better. I think most studios just find it more convenient.
Dec 21, 2017
AMC4x4
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Mar 16, 2018
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@czellman explains the cabling (get shielded cabling, it's worth it), but if you're using these with a computer, I also highly recommend picking up something like a Steinberg UR22 or Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 for USB audio from your computer - something with a separate box that makes the volume super easy to control. I used an audio card in my computer for a while and can't tell you how many times I wanted to quickly turn down the volume because something started blasting out of the speakers (a new tab in a browser, and the browser audio was set high, for instance), and you have to either have the keyboard volume control at the ready or quickly click on the volume control to mute. Having a knob just makes it so much easier, and also these USB audio units allow you to listen to high-res audio (192Khz/24-bit) if you're into that sort of thing.
Mar 16, 2018
CHIB67
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Jun 12, 2018
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I have the Klipsch - love em.
Jun 12, 2018
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