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Sep. 27th, 2007 | 04:12 pm

I like good quality audio and in our new apartment I wanted to reduce the size of my audio equipment.

So I decided to look at some of the current small studio monitors on the theory that they'd have more accurate(*) sound than most consumer grade equipment without being quite as insanely priced as the audiophile branded equipment.

Eventually I landed at the JBL LSR4326P.

Dang, a speaker with ethernet and usb for software control of volume and equalizer settings, 3 different audio input formats, and they can self-correct for bad acoustics?

That warms the heart of my inner audiophile and my outer computer geek. Still, I can't help but suspect they're total overkill for random music listening and video game playing.

Currently my best audio output is probably the Grado SR60s coming out of a Roland UA-25.

(Did I mention had a problem buying overkill?)

(*) I'm not sure how well I've learned this point, but I do know that in theory accurate is not necessarily better. Highly accurate speakers can make poorly mixed sources sound really bad.
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from: aerynvale
date: Sep. 27th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Yes, that's totally overkill for regular music and video games. I think I need to visit you with an electric guitar and a bag full of distortion pedals. That'll put your JBLs to good use. c.c

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Sep. 28th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
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well I haven't bought them yet... I'm just rather tempted.

Given my tendency to buy good music equipment I really should learn how to play/program an instrument.

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Sep. 28th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
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Get a theremin. Best of both worlds.

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