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Amplified pa speakers for home usage?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by sean2222, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. sean2222


    Aug 26, 2012
    I was curious as to whether pa speakers could be used as strictly home audio speakers period. Not for mixing, or any studio work. Just as a set of amplified home speakers to run into my boombox. I do it with computer speakers. I do it with near sound monitors. So if I run pa speakers into my boombox will it sound as good as either of th eother types? I see many have very high amp. ratings so I wonder if this might blow out a small music system? I also wonder about how people are saying these pa amplified speakers tend to accentuate bass. Is this the case on all? I am specifically looking for a natural sound (similar to monitors) but with less bass and an accentuation of highs. I usually do that with eq's on my speakers, etc. But i do not want anything that is going to be bass heavy even after I turn bass down to nothing with an eq. I want a pretty flat sound with very high frequencies high in the mix. Call it tinny. Call it trebly. Call it harsh. Call it bright. That is what I like, I am an audiophile. I don't want anything else. So will pa amplified speakers give me the sound I desire? Which brand/model will do so and also have the eq on it. And will they put out a better sound (to my needs) than an amplified 'studio monitor' that I am already used to having. I have behringer, numark, and alesis monitors at home btw. And my price range will not exceed $300 for a pair of speakers. I want 2 obviously, not this single speaker crap I see.
  2. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    If you want accurate sound reproduction, why would you even consider PA speakers of all things? And you want great speakers with built in amps for $300? Good luck.

    And you've still got six posts on this going simultaneously.
  3. PA speakers will not get you want you want and $300 will not get you what you want. Look into some B&W speakers and you will need a good amp as well. Plan on spending at LEAST $1500 if you are buying new, but you could easily spend tripple that before you get what you are truly looking for sound wise.

  4. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    I just realized that the OP is looking for audiophile performance for his boombox. That changes things.
  5. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

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    You can run a stereo cord from the boom box headphone jack to a stereo 31 band eq. to a stereo amp (maybe 100 to 500 watts per channel) to some PA speakers. Use the boom box volume to adjust the gain.

    You can adjust the tone with the eq. to however it suits you. There are no high quality PA speakers that produce a 'tinny' tone out of the box.

    A setup like this may get you what you want. Just not fr $300.

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