small but good speakers

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  1. thedirkdiggler

    thedirkdiggler Member

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    Looking at a new set of 2.0 or 2.1 speakers.
    Razors are 888, they look ok, but cannot find the size.
    Sub size i dont care.
    Trying to get a great speaker but small foot print on the desk.
    Any recommendations and or pics?
     
  2. NSanity

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    I like my Swan M50's

    Kef LSX is another choice at a higher price point.
     
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    dunno if these will be too big, but pioneer bs22 are a pretty popular budget choice.

    edit: oops just noticed this was in the pc audio sub. can probably ignore since they are more for hifi.
     
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    that was on my list too. Do you have a pic of them on your desk.
     
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    38" Ultrawide for scale.
     
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    nsanity, i just bought the same desk from ikea, mine 160x80.

    Thanks for the pic
     
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    The Net is literally amazing.
     
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    NSanity I want that tall shelf thing. That's cool!
     
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    IKEA VEBERÖD - sadly discontinued.
     
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    that was my next question, where did you get that from.
    I wonder if there is something like that now...
    I got the same colour desk and bottom ....

    Back to audio.
    Thanks for the comments i am looking at getting the swan m50 or 80. The 80 i can only find at pccasegear. the small speakers are only 1 cm wider and i think 2 cm taller.
    So i am favouring the m80 atm.
    But the 50's you can buy at alot of places....
     
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    I'm selling my IK Multimedia MTM's soon.

    For under $1000 nothing will beat them in the actives. Small footprint is a bonus. No real need for sub either, they punch damn low and the built in DSP configuration handles at room correction needed. Actaully quite amazing little speakers.

    You need a DAC/Preamp to run them though, they just take XLR input and you're off.
     
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    I'm not sure if this will be helpful at all or not but I'm using a Panasonic Micro Hi-Fi system from the early 2000's. Panasonic SA-PMA03 which includes an absolutely tiny amp and a pair of speakers which include a pair of I think 4" main drivers and 2" high frequency drivers. Both are paper cone components. This is an amazing little micro hifi rig that punched far above it's weight. I just wish this kind of thing was still available.
     
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    A few years ago I bought a compact set of Logitech 2:1 speakers that were made of wood and had a wood grain overlay finish. They were the second cheapest 2:1 speakers in the Logitech line yet they had what I thought was pretty decent sound with good bass from the small sub-woofer. I bought them after reading a good review & it was spot on. I think they cost around $130 (certainly no more than $150). I wound up breaking one of the delicate connections inside the sub-woofer & I couldn't repair it so I decided to buy the cheapest Logitech 2:1 speakers with a bigger sub-woofer & they were rubbish. It looks like Logitech no longer makes the speakers which is a pity. There's probably an equivalent model though which superseded the speakers I liked. It could be these because they have strong bass & the user reviews are good:

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/logitech-z337-bluetooth-speakers
     
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    nsanity, went to ikea on a mission to find something like that rack tower with draws...failed. Even wife was interested, well she loves ikea anyway.
    Ordered Swan M80's for good or bad.
     
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    Man, it sucks that Microlab are no longer selling in Australia. The Solo series were the best bang-for-buck speakers around. As someone who was selling hi-fi at the time I got them, they punched well above their weight.

    Properly-designed speakers, even tiny ones with 4" woofers, can deliver an amount of bass that surprises a lot of people - it's just that it's easier to build some crappy satellites, and then dump truck a lot of bass in via a subwoofer.
     
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    Really happy with my aktimate mini+, in some cases (lower quality source recording, not much sub bass) they actually sound better than my hifi. Thinking about getting a second pair for the gym.
     
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    What desk is it?
     
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    the exact same as the pic above...also i bought it before i saw the pic.
    Love this desk :)

    if i could of copycat that beautiful draw tower i would of :( . Curse you ikea for being discontuned
     
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    DIY if you want small good sound with "nice" bass.

    My dilemma was i wanted a speaker with a small footprint (height wasnt a prob) excellent sound with some half decent bass ... not wanting to run a sub.

    The only thing i could find were the ik iLouds. Ive heard these and they really do sound amazing. Well worth the 500+

    Swann do make nice drivers and the swann b3n's are some of the best to work with.

    Anyways here's what i made.... These are the MKII Versions The MK1's are lil flashier and tuned more for bass heads... I'll start a thread for em some where on the forums :)


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