Desktop 2.0 speakers?

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I have the Q Acoustics M20 for my desktop speakers. They are too deep really but I like them.

On my sim rig I have a pair of Edifier R1280T active speakers which would be a good size for desktop; sound is decent for the money too, I paid £80 on eBay
 
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I recently replaced some tiny logitech with some Presonus 3.5. Put out some decent sound for 100 notes.
I've got the 4.5 since about 2-3 years now.

be careful cleaning cos I blew my left cone, must have pressed on it slightly to hard trying to clean some dust off it.

seems the cones are really sensitive, now it makes a slight hum sound unless I rest a pen or something against the cone :mad:
it's fine if something with decent volume is on though, just annoying when they are idle.
 

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For anyone looking for future reviews I was swayed away from the Ruarks after the middling feedback and went with Kanto ORAs at about 2/3s price which I'm using laid horizontally. I was heavily limited by fact I have a standing desk and about 20cm depth to the wall.

Would have gone with passive monitors and separate amp if I had space but all other common options were too tall/deep/wide..
 
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For anyone looking for future reviews I was swayed away from the Ruarks after the middling feedback and went with Kanto ORAs at about 2/3s price which I'm using laid horizontally. I was heavily limited by fact I have a standing desk and about 20cm depth to the wall.

Would have gone with passive monitors and separate amp if I had space but all other common options were too tall/deep/wide..

Check what I said here regarding the ILoud MTM active monitors. I use these and find them great.

 
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I use a pair of Adam T5V's and a Scarlett Solo, but these are big boys lol.

All of that probably around your budget if you get lucky with some second hand deals.

But my advice would be try and get some good quality studio monitors and run them off an audio interface.
 
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Highly recommend the kef LSX speakers, the older pair are on for good prices in second hand forums etc, the sound is epic for the size and the bass is quite shocking considering how small they are.
Get some good pads to decouple them from the desk though
 
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I'm running Prodipe Pro 5 v3's in my home office, they can be purchased new for under £230 however I like them and think they sound way better than price would suggest.

 
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Checking out the suggestions in here, I currently have Kanto YU6 but want something smaller now in so I can put two vertical monitors either side of my main monitor. Has to be able to connect to the sub though as I'm keeping that.
 
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Checking out the suggestions in here, I currently have Kanto YU6 but want something smaller now in so I can put two vertical monitors either side of my main monitor. Has to be able to connect to the sub though as I'm keeping that.

Kanto Oras are on my shortlist (if I ever get the time to redecorate the office first :o ) and they would seem to fit the bill for yourself too.
 
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Kanto Oras are on my shortlist (if I ever get the time to redecorate the office first :o ) and they would seem to fit the bill for yourself too.

Oh yes they look good! Seem to be only US and Canada availability though. Amazon US will ship but £356 seems a lot when I think my YU6 cost me £399. Wonder how much I could sell them for, got the stands too.

Edit: Are these called ORAMB in UK or are those different? Found normal Ora here: https://www.audioaffair.co.uk/kanto-audio-ora-powered-desktop-speakers,
Edit2: Seems just one place they are listed as ORAMB so probably an error. Ora is available here in plenty of places around £300.
 
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Oh yes they look good! Seem to be only US and Canada availability though. Amazon US will ship but £356 seems a lot when I think my YU6 cost me £399. Wonder how much I could sell them for, got the stands too.

Edit: Are these called ORAMB in UK or are those different? Found normal Ora here: https://www.audioaffair.co.uk/kanto-audio-ora-powered-desktop-speakers,
Edit2: Seems just one place they are listed as ORAMB so probably an error. Ora is available here in plenty of places around £300.

Was going to say they're in stock in the UK.
 
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My fault for pluralising them!

Always happy to shift the blame :D

@von Humboldt Not sure which to get tbh, just looking at Kanto atm but all quite similar and tbh I don't know which of the specs are better when it comes to things like driver material etc. Like I'm not sure what extra the Ora gives for the price.

Ora: £309
Size: 9.9 x 17.5 x 14.2 cm each
3/4" Silk Dome Tweeters
3" Paper Cone Woofers
Class D Bi=Amplified
50w total RMS

YU: £259
14 x 19 x 22 x cm each
1" Silk Dome Tweeters
4" Kevlar Drivers
Class D Amp
70w total RMS

YU2: (no Bluetooth but rarely ever use it) £199
10 x 13 x 15 cm each
3/4" Silk Dome Tweeters
3" Composite Drivers
Class D Amp
50w total RMS
 
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The Prodipes I mentioned above will outperform both of those, ignore the cheep price the Prodipes are proper entry level monitors. Look.at specs of the Prodipes compared to these, also compare quality of components such as drivers and cabinet build, you will see the Prodipe is the better quality monitor.
 
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