Good Looking pair of Active Speakers/Studio Monitors

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  1. ad_infinitum

    ad_infinitum Senior member

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    Hey guys,

    First off, not an audiophile - more of a technical/studio/science kind of a guy. I was looking to get a pair of studio monitors, something like Adam ax5 or focal cms 40... Now I love those speakers for performance and durability and they sound really good to me, but they are kind of ugly or at least not as pretty as:

    http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Speakers/Home_Audio/CM_Series/CM1.html

    or

    http://www.jamo.com/na-en/products/s-604-description/

    I understand that sometimes you cannot have the best of both worlds, but it would be nice :) Any suggestions?

    PS I really want an active speaker setup and I believe that bi amped actives are very elegant solution from engineering standpoint, and they just make more sense for my use.
     


  2. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    Quad 11 or 12L Active? I'm listening to the passive 12L version right now paired to an older Yamaha receiver and they were on par with the B&W equipment I auditioned about 6 years ago.
     


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  4. NCHEVYHEVN

    NCHEVYHEVN New Member

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    I would suggest going to an audio shop and just listening to different kinds of speakers. A good audio guy should be able to match a set of speakers to you and you will get to see what kind of sounds you like.

    I bought a used pair of Bowers and Wilkins 685s and love them.

    http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Speakers/Home_Audio/600_Series/685.html
     


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