I'd appreciate recommendations for current-production nearly-full-range speakers for the computer.
The second amplifier module in my Blue Sky eXo speakers has blown up, and I'm not going to throw
more money into them. Note -- NOT a good product. This amp that just blew up (after less than 2
years) is the "improved" amp module after known blowup problems with the first generation amp. I
will not be buying any of their products again. Not that they're great speakers anyway. A ripoff at
This time, I'd like to keep the budget well south of $500. I'm considering just using passive
speakers with one of those little sub-$100 LiPing class D amplifiers. The thinking being that cheap
class D amps tend to self-destruct at some point and it's cheaper to just swap in a new sub-$100
disposable amp every few years.
Size-wise, it would be good to not need a subwoofer, although I'd do it if absolutely necessary. I'm
interested if anyone has tried this new generation of "full-range" speakers with 5-6" woofers and
front-ported cabinets? The speakers would sit in a triangle about 3 feet apart and 3 feet each from
my head. I don't listen at extreme levels but if it's amplified, I'd want the speaker to "fart"
before the amp gave out, especially the woofer.
-- Tom Fine