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musikman316
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Active Speakers

Anyone using Active (powered) speakers at home? I currently have an old Onkyo (A-5) and a set of Klipsch speakers but want to upgrade (down) to a smaller speaker as the Klipsch is just too big from my modest room (11x14). I've been looking into purchasing a preamp with balanced outputs and a pair of Active speakers. Anyone else thought about this? I've been looking at the M&K MPS-1611P it has the ability to be ported or sealed and has a 50W amp to the tweeter and a 100W amp to the woofer, and of course has gotten rave reviews in recording magazines for it's price ($1199 each). Also, I have a set of KRK V88s with 2 8" woofers and a tweeter, biamped and they sound beautiful, so I might see if I can find a dealer that will let me try out a preamp at home to see if I like these speakers in this application. Hmmm, what do you guys think?

Josh

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Re: Active Speakers

I used some Events (20/20s) to mix a couple records a few years back, I was not too impressed, although for the money they seem to be well built and sounded pretty good. I have a feeling though, that when I start listening to a Jazz or Classical recording that they speakers wouldn't quite have the detail I would be looking for.

Any "high end" audio companies building active speakers that are intended for home use?

Josh

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