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Digital powered monitors - PC playback
« on: May 17, 2005, 08:54:49 PM »
Any recommendations on powered monitors for PC?  24/96 w/coax

Trying to eliminate the receiver/bookshelf/sub setup.  Really only play sound from my PC for editing and the rare game.

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Re: Digital powered monitors - PC playback
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2005, 04:14:47 PM »
check out options from Edirol, Roland and I know I just saw some others recently.
do a google search?

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Re: Digital powered monitors - PC playback
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2005, 04:51:34 PM »
My understanding is that spdif outputs do not send game sounds "accurately" and that if you play games at all, monitors with a built-in dac being fed by spdif might not be the best choice.  The analog swans on the linked page above look nice, I've been really happy with my cambridge soundworks satellite/subwoofer setup too. 

If you're looking for a soundcard with nice sounding analog outs (and a bit-perfect optical spdif out), be sure to check out the Chaintech AV-710, which runs a whopping $25 from newegg.com and zipzoomfly.com.  It can be configured to send the analog out via a VERY nice sounding wolfson dac.

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Re: Digital powered monitors - PC playback
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2005, 05:58:03 PM »
I have a m/audio 2496 installed.  Games aren't much of an interest...only very occassional (as in a couple of times a year).

I had been checking out the Edirol monitors, but that's why I posted...to see what was recommended.  Not going to be able to listen before buying, so...

Really just want to find as much of a full sound as possible without a sub...mainly for editing.

 

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