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Amplified PA speakers for home usage?

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


  1. sean2222

    sean2222

    Aug 26, 2012
    Hi,
    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.
    thanks
    s
     
  2. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Check one of your other five posts on this subject.
     
  3. 1958Bassman

    1958Bassman

    Oct 20, 2007
    PA speakers are designed to project the sound to specific areas, not spread it around a room, like stereo speakers. For studio, they would be terrible.

    $300/pair PA speakers won't be worth bothering with.
     

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