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Amplified PA speakers for specific home usage.

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [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. NOVAX


    Feb 7, 2009
  3. You have three identical posts on this question.

    My answer is the same for all three:

    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.

    Oops. Just checked you have six posts on this subject.
  4. gandsfjord


    Dec 27, 2011
    In my experience, active PA speakers usually have a little bit of hiss and hum when there's no signal going to them - read during pauses beteween songs. In a situation where a PA is normally used, theres usually a little background noise to make this unnoticeable (in a bar or at least with several people in the room). At home in your living room, I think the hiss/hum would be annoying.

    We currently use these: http://www.thomann.de/gb/hk_audio_l5_112_fa_linear_5.htm
    - decent enough, not cheap stuff, and there's definitely a little hum.

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