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    anyone got a preference on powered monitors? I'm looking to get something between a 5" to 6.5" woofer since they will be sitting on my desk.

    would prefer to stay around $300 for the set, cheaper is better but I do not want to sacrifice quality to save a few dollars.

    a few choices i've found so far are (not buying from muscisian's friend, just using their website for product reference)

    http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...tor?sku=500163

    http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...ct?sku=603999X

    http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...ach?sku=606666

    something along those lines is what I was looking for, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrel855 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BentoSan View Post
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    +2 on the mackies.

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    ok thanks guys, I was thinking about going to jbl or db technologies, but i've only had experience with 15" monitors form those brands and i'm old now so having 15's in my room is not going to happen

    looks like the mackie s5 is $299 from most places with free shipping so they fit right into my budget. does anyone have opinions on the mackie s5 specifically? should this model be good or do I need to look at another? here's a pic of them:



    and the specs:

    Acoustic Performance
    Free Field Frequency Response: +64 Hz 20 kHz (+/-3 dB)
    Lower Cutoff Frequency: +3 dB @ 64 Hz
    Upper Cutoff Frequency: +3 dB @ 22 kHz
    Sound Pressure Level @ 1 meter, 7.5 dBu into Balanced Input: 100 dB SPL @ 1m
    Maximum SPL Per Pair: 113 dB SPL @ 1m

    Transducers
    Low Frequency: 5.25 in/133 mm with steel frame, polypropylene cone woofer
    High Frequency: Wave guide loaded 1 in/25 mm silk dome tweeter

    Amplifiers
    Low Frequency Power: 60 watts, 4 ohm load, 100 watts peak
    High Frequency Power: 60 watts, 4 ohm load, 100 watts peak
    Slew Rate: > 15 V/us
    Distortion (THD, SMPTE IMD, DIM 100): < 0.035%
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
    Low Frequency: > 101 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted, referenced to 60 watts into 4 ohms
    High Frequency: > 93 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted, referenced to 60 watts into 4 ohms
    Type: Monolithic IC, Class AB

    Electronic Crossover
    Crossover Type: 24 dB/octave
    Crossover Frequency: 4 kHz
    Sensitivity: +4 dBu at 300 Hz for full output
    Input Impedance: 20 kO, balanced bridging; 10 kO unbalanced

    Equalization
    Low Frequency EQ: +2 dB/+4 dB @ 65 Hz, peaking
    High Frequency EQ: +/-2 dB @ 5 kHz, shelving
    Last edited by selfinfliction; 04-17-2009 at 07:42 AM.

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    went ahead and bought these, as i need a set asap. thanks for the input everyone

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    if you're setting them on your desk, i'd highly recommend a set of auralex MoPads to cut down on the sound transmission. they also come in handy for positioning on small surfaces, since the foam is so dense you can hang the back edges of the monitors a few inches over the desk.

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