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December 26, 2009 3:46:54 AM

Alrighty I want to get into music editing and production but im running some trash for my audio set up. I've seen some posts regarding "real" speakers. Already having a computer build i just need my audio junk. I know i need a sound card, my question is what comes next and i'd like to know a preferred soundcard as well. SO talk to me as if i am a complete newb. Which i am... how can i set up my pc for some nice audio at the lowest price..

Keep in mind i want REAL speakers.. not any logitech junk.. and a good soundcard.. my budget is pretty small but i can purchase things at different times.. Thanks in advance. I need to know every piece of equipment i need and if you want to go the extra mile and explain why.. that'd be great as well.

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December 26, 2009 6:01:34 AM

I guess by real you mean hi-fi or monitoring standard. You either need self powered studio monitors -- usually from musician type stores. Or as I do when ripping vinyl, use an old domestic amp or receiver and some hifi bookshelf speakers.

These can be picked up very cheap at flea markets etc -- the 1970-80s Japanese amps are remarkably durable compared to modern stuff and speakers can last forever unless abused.
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December 26, 2009 1:35:31 PM

hi-fi is till considered home speakers, but i guess thats what u mean by real....
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January 1, 2010 4:20:39 PM

For a near field speaker set, look for used mint condition KRK Rokit 5 active speakers. You want teh G1, not the G2, which is cheapened. Later on, get a good active 2 way xover, like a Behringer CX2310, and a pair of decent quality subs, so you can relieve the KRKs of bass and get proper low distortion extension. I have analyzed the KRK, and the G1 Rokit 5 is one hell of a good value. Very good build quality and terrific measured performance. A very nuetral/transparent unit - probably the best I have come across for this price range and I expect it to normally cost more to get this level of quality/performance.

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February 6, 2010 12:55:35 PM

dont u need 2 power plugs just to power 2 speakers of studio monitors???
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February 8, 2010 1:09:09 AM

If you lack AC inputs, you might want to consider getting a power strip?
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February 8, 2010 3:05:24 PM

and u also want trs connectors to 3.5mm if u want to connect to pc, or any other simliar. but thats the annoyign thing i find about active reference monitors.
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