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12-04-2008, 04:05 AM
Hi everybody,

I am looking for a pair of speakers for my PC. I don't really consider myself an audiophile mainly because I do not have the budget to become one. So what I am really looking for is a good value. Can anyone help me chose good monitor for a 400$ (max) budget? Here is a small description of my system :

Sound card : M-audio Audiophile 2496
Amplifier : Samson Servo 300 (100W/channel @ 4 Ohms, 150W/channel @ 8 Ohms)
Applications : Stereo, without a subwoofer (I don't like to mix with a sub). Mainly for composing/recording music (as a hobby of course). I am not a loud listener.

I had two specific models in mind : the polk audio TSi 200 and the Axiom M2 V2. However, I read that the M2 V2 don't reproduce low end frequencies so well and the TSi 200 well... There's not a single review available anywhere (as pointed out in another thread in this forum). I agree that the best way to choose would be to review them myself but unfortunately in the (stupid) country where I live, choice is scarce and customers aren't expected to be difficult/critical/technical. Actually in 90% of the cases I know better than the shop assistant (and I'm no expert!).

So if anyone wants to help, I would be very grateful!

12-04-2008, 12:05 PM
The Wharfedale Diamond 9.2's are a nice speaker.

Monitor Audio S1's, PSB Image B25's, Monitor Audio B2's at www.saturdayaudio.com

I have a pair of Monitor Audio S1's and they have very good bass for a bookshelf. The Wharfedales also are very good.

Also consider the NHT Classic 2's which would be my favorite. They may run about $450pr. They have a warmer sound and good bass for a small speaker.

12-09-2008, 01:07 AM
Thanks a ot for the answer! I am looking it up right now. Sorry for the late reply, I was away without internet access.