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    So i think im going to go with twitch for a controller i can carry when travelling..

    I am hoping to find Speakers that sound halfway decent that are travel friendly.. Any suggestions? I realize ill have to sacrifice sound quality and loudness compare to a real speaker system.. Any suggestions?

    I hate playing on headphones.. Im just used to using headphones to mix and not as main source of sound..

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    how small are we talking?

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    "get on an airplane" type small

    I guess I could manage something the size of a shoe box or 2 carton of cigarettes + kinda on the light side. Just something that sounds ok where you can get a feel for the bass via the speakers somewhat..

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    Thnx man - i didnt even think to look at monitor-grade speakers as I figured theyd just be too big..

    Having 2 of these may be a little too big/heavy to travel with.. But I'm thinking theres no reason I couldnt just use 1 of the speakers and route both my left/right channels into it with an adapter of some sort. You think I'd have any issues doing that? I cant see why I'd NEED to use both of them.. obviously sound would be better with 2 speakers but I'm willing to sacrifice..

    And if I'm doing a road trip in my car, I could then pack both of them. But keep it limited to 1 single speaker for air trips.

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    I travel a lot, often have limited space everywhere, currently using the Bose computer monitors. They make an even more travel friendly version, with a little case. The smaller of their computer offerings just didn't have enough punch on the kick drum, but the $99 ones do and fit nicely into a suitcase.

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    If you've got cash to burn look at Genelec 8020s. They are tiny and still sound awesome. Hefty pricetag, though.
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    The genelecs do look nice but too expensive for risking travelling with.. They seem to be slightly bigger than those cakewalk speakers..

    Any advice on the 1 speaker idea if i went with powered monitor? I cant think of any reason why i couldnt get away with using a single monitor.

    As for the bose, do u know which model the 99 dollar ones are? I could def live with something like that.. I have bose systems for my home theatre and bedroom. In fact, i use my old computer bose system in bedroom (companion 3 i think). Speaker size is TINY and they sound pretty good but they have a huge subwoofer piece. If the subwoofer wasnt there, that would be the perfect size.

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    I think u referred to the bose companion 2.

    I also see the bose musicmonitor which are tiny.. But 300 bucks.. Have u heard these by chance?

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    They are the companion 2. Nice and punchy loud enough for a motel. They do get a little muddy in the mix but do fine by me. My cabin mate let me use his, I went and bought a set when he went on vacation.

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