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    Are the Focal XS 2.1 desktop speakers any good for home studio use? Looking for speakers to use with an APC40 and Ableton Live. I like the small profile of the speakers but want to make sure they are good for my use. Unfortunately no store near me has them on display to test so I was looking for any feedback from people who have them or may have heard them. Thanks.

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    I'd save for studio monitors. They might sound "good", but you need them to sound clear and have flat freq response for serious use.

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    For that price…I'll wang slap you for buying them. You can get legitimately decent studio monitors for $600…or you can waste your money on garbage that's no better than any other noisy, peaky, dirty-sound 2.1 system.

    Your choice.

    By that, I mean they're probably good for normal listening and movies…they're compared to B&W. But I'm not sold on any of the high-end hi-fi brands as being anything but a gimmick other than Bob Carver, Acoustic Research, and ESS…and none of that stuff is worth the price, so…yeah…maybe I'm weird, but I think studio monitors just sound better than hi-fi systems.

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    umm..

    guys?

    those are Focal's. They probably put KRK's to shame. thats a HIGH end brand. Like, Beverly Hills high end brand. Like Dubai high end brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padi_04 View Post
    I'd save for studio monitors. They might sound "good", but you need them to sound clear and have flat freq response for serious use.
    You don't need a flat frequency response for DJing. Any setup with good bass and decent volume should be fine. If you want to do some production, go for some near-field "studio" monitors, though.
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    heres a review i found on amazon. remember this guy also mentions in this post, his main audio system has about 7 grand into it.

    "There's not a lot more to say. This system is simply excellent; there is one caveat though: make sure you put enough real estate between the 2 monitors -- they need room to breathe. Soundstage width and depth are excellent if they're given enough room. When you hear it, try to remember this is a $600.00 2.1 system; it will be difficult. BTW: my main system consists of a Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista (tube) DAC, VTL Tiny Triodes, Monitor Audio Silver Series towers, Transparent and Cardas speaker and power cabling, etc. I've wasted a lot of money on systems and this definitely ranks as one of the best values in my collection (the Monitor Audios top the list). "
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