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in this circumstance i would stick with the Onkyo amp and use passive speakers - to use active, you will need some kind of mixer to easily control level / volume, and to get one as quiet as the pre-amp stage in the Onkyo you will need to spend a bit of money.

There are a plethora of options available -lower end, small hifi speakers are generally tuned to sound "nice" with a small bump in the LF and HF response so i would stick with something studio related, or a hifi box made from a studio speaker supplier.

If your budget would run to it, something from ATC ( SCM7 would be perfect) or one of PMC's smaller options would be perfect.
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Consider the effect the room will have on the freq. response. Wouldn't it make more difference than the type of speaker? I'm sure that eq will have to be applied to make the speaker/room combo flat, so is it totally critical that the speaker be flat? 
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Tannoy reveals can be had for peanuts on ebay and gumtree. 

Whats the material being played?
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Originally posted by csg csg wrote:

in this circumstance i would stick with the Onkyo amp and use passive speakers - to use active, you will need some kind of mixer to easily control level / volume, and to get one as quiet as the pre-amp stage in the Onkyo you will need to spend a bit of money.

There are a plethora of options available -lower end, small hifi speakers are generally tuned to sound "nice" with a small bump in the LF and HF response so i would stick with something studio related, or a hifi box made from a studio speaker supplier.

If your budget would run to it, something from ATC ( SCM7 would be perfect) or one of PMC's smaller options would be perfect.

Thanks.


Originally posted by edboom edboom wrote:

Consider the effect the room will have on the freq. response. Wouldn't it make more difference than the type of speaker? I'm sure that eq will have to be applied to make the speaker/room combo flat, so is it totally critical that the speaker be flat?

Thanks, yes, the room might have a bigger impact, but I still aim for the flat frequency response of the speaker.


Originally posted by JonB67 JonB67 wrote:

Tannoy reveals can be had for peanuts on ebay and gumtree.

Whats the material being played?

The sound of sea waves or akin to that.

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Unless the source material is EQ’d to suit the system, I can’t see how any adjustments can be made with a hifi amp and a pair of passive monitors...
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Originally posted by dylan-penguinmedia dylan-penguinmedia wrote:

Unless the source material is EQ’d to suit the system, I can’t see how any adjustments can be made with a hifi amp and a pair of passive monitors...

The source material will be EQ’d.
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in that case, choose any half respectable speakers, as you’ll be correcting speaker and room response peaks and troughs anyway...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xoc1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 June 2018 at 1:33pm
Originally posted by quick_frog quick_frog wrote:



The sound level will be similar to the background noise which is traffic noise through a window, and it will be raised slowly about 34 decibels from there.

So what is the background level that you are going to start from in DB
and what sort of distance are you likely to be from the speakers?
 To keep within the output of the amplifier you have chosen the background level would need to be less than about 0.02 watts to achieve the 34db increase
1 watt + 34db = 2512 watts...
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