[LAU] Small, cheap computer speakers?

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Dec 27 05:33:53 EST 2007

David Baron wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 December 2007, Lee Revell wrote:
>> On Dec 25, 2007 7:03 PM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:
>>> I'm looking for a source for small, cheap, but relatively nice-sounding
>>> computer speakers, preferably ones that are powered off of a 12v
>>> wall-wart, for use in a mobile "studio".
>>> Many years ago, a friend had Cambridge Soundwerks speakers in his very
>>> small apartment, and I was shocked at how good they sounded. Two little
>>> cubes and a big square subwoofer. At the time, he said they were
>>> expensive, and that didn't surprise me.
>>> What's out there now? I don't mind shelling out for the Good Stuff-- not
>>> quite studio monitors but close--, as long as they can run off of 12v and
>>> they are small.
>> I love my old Monsoons.  But I'm not sure they're made anymore...
> Someone chucked one of the "micro-stereo" sets. CD player not working. 
> Everything else 100%. Plug into the aux inputs. Can't get any cheaper or much 
> better than that. No soooo small, however.

I still have an old, small (by today's standards) Sony boombox that has 
only two audio sources working anymore. One is a pair of line-level plug 
inputs that work just fine with standard stereo cabling. It even has a 
five-band equalizer useful for making things sound right through its 
built-in speakers.

In general, I prefer small music stereo speakers for such things, not 
any kind of "speakers for computers". IMO, you get better quality 
speakers for less money that way.

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