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    Can anybody gimme some input as to whether this would be an upgrade for me or a downgrade? (Sorry if the answer is obvious, I'm new to the speaker world.)

    I'm currently using this set of computer speakers. They were brand new in like 2003, lol.

    " As for power, 5 x 5.5 watts RMS for the satellites and central channel, and 23.5 watts RMS for the woofer. Logitech claims a bandwidth of 35 Hz through 20 KHz with a noise-to-signal ratio of better than 75 dB."
    A review done on the speakers.

    I'm looking into buying these speakers:

    The price range is right for me for the pair of speakers.
    "Active stereo speaker system with built-in amplifier
    Two-way system with 5" woofer and 1” tweeter
    Amplifier built in
    Easily accessible level, treble, and bass controls
    Standard RCA input for connection to virtually all audio devices"

    I'm just concerned with whether or not they'll be able to produce the same bass as the subwoofer with my PC speakers. Or if I'd be able to somehow use the subwoofer with the Numark speakers!

    Someone please enlighten me
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    Also wanna toss these into question
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121048
    200watts rms THX certified speakers
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    THX certification doesn't mean anything for music…it only applies to movies: [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THX"]THX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Question_book-new.svg" class="image"><img alt="Question book-new.svg" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/99/Question_book-new.svg/50px-Question_book-new.svg.png"@@AMEPARAM@@en/thumb/9/99/Question_book-new.svg/50px-Question_book-new.svg.png[/ame]

    It basically means "these speakers all suck in exactly the same way, so we can make them sound basically the same."

    For $100, I'm not sure of anything that's actually better, but…my suggestion would be to save up money for a bit longer if you can. A set of KRK RP5 speakers will sound a lot better and probably last longer, for example. Mine are several years old, have been carried around, and sound great.

    There are a decent number of pretty-good speakers in that price range as well, but unless something's changed in the last couple years, stuff cheaper than that is seriously lacking.

    If you're forced to go $100 or cheaper, I'd look at the smaller active monitors by M-Audio or Behringer first…M-Audio because I'd expect them to be a bit better made and Behringer because they're cheaper…which helps you to save for better ones.

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    My biggest concern is the reproduction of the lows and the bass.

    I just feel as though I can't go from mixing with that sub and the boom that it provides to moving onto something that is lacking in that department.

    The KRK Rockit's provide a good amount of bass? Will be able to rumble at the same bass as that old computer sub?
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    DON'T BUY THOSE SPEAKERS.

    I had them a while back cos they came as part of a deal with a numark omni control, and they suck. Quite loud, but muddy as hell. If you can afford KRKs they're a MUCH better choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullenglishpint View Post
    DON'T BUY THOSE SPEAKERS.

    I had them a while back cos they came as part of a deal with a numark omni control, and they suck. Quite loud, but muddy as hell. If you can afford KRKs they're a MUCH better choice.
    Thanks! Do the KRKs reproduce good quality bass? I've got a subwoofer with my set of PC speakers listed above and I don't want the quality in basslines to go down cuz that will make it harder for me to mix, ya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by makesmiles View Post
    Do the KRKs reproduce good quality bass?
    Let me tell you a story.

    last saturday night i was planning on going out and was at my mate's house, a mate who happens to have KRK rokit 5s. I was quite tired from the day's efforts, and was almost starting to doze off at his desk, when he put on the song 'relic' by betatraxx.

    I was awake in half a second from the bass blowing my face off.

    And if it's not enough, there's always the 10s subwoofer

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    KRK's produce good low's, especially the 6's and 8's. You can check the site for the specs on the frequency range and compare them. I wanted 8's and settled for 6's and glad i did, as the bass would be too much for my room if I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullenglishpint View Post
    Let me tell you a story.

    last saturday night i was planning on going out and was at my mate's house, a mate who happens to have KRK rokit 5s. I was quite tired from the day's efforts, and was almost starting to doze off at his desk, when he put on the song 'relic' by betatraxx.

    I was awake in half a second from the bass blowing my face off.

    And if it's not enough, there's always the 10s subwoofer

    Thanks! This helped me a lot. Looks like I'm budgeting for the ballin' black and yellow speaker package. Smiley face colors ftw.
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    I'm gna be picking up some RP6s for my room at uni next year, no way I'll fit my current monitors and amp in there.
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