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Amplified PA speakers for home usage?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [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. mech

    mech Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    Creating sound and recreating sound require two different design philosophies and the quality of the sound of PA speakers has always been less than I desired for sound reproduction so it will depend on what you can put up with and how much eq you have available.

    Mods, this may need to be in the amps forum to get more feedback. Pun intended.

  3. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    I am using powered Eden monitors on my home theater set up...they work pretty well...there are better choices out there but for know these are fine...
  4. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Dude you've got six identical posts going simultaneously.
  5. jarrydee


    Oct 22, 2011
    wow, I thought I was tripping out

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