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Passive monitors new
      #51159 - 17/11/04 02:58 PM
Can we DISCUSS this not argue lol

I have a hi fi amp (phillips) 50 wats rms per channel. 6 ohms. It matches the tannoy reveal specs nicely, which im getting soon. What i want to know is..how badly will it colour my sound?

If amps colour sound why doesnt everyone use active speakers?


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Re: Passive monitors new [Re: emesem]
      #51209 - 17/11/04 04:14 PM
Greetings emesem,

Quote emesem:

Can we DISCUSS this not argue lol

I have a hi fi amp (phillips) 50 wats rms per channel. 6 ohms. It matches the tannoy reveal specs nicely, which im getting soon. What i want to know is..how badly will it colour my sound?



I'm not familiar with your particular amp, but 'HiFi' (and 'pseudo HiFi') gear is generally (but not always) biased towards sounding 'good' rather than accurate.

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If amps colour sound why doesnt everyone use active speakers?



Active speakers use amps too (it's just that they're built in) and like anything else, some of these amps are better (in our case, more accurate) than others.

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Re: Passive monitors [Re: Spy!]
      #51221 - 17/11/04 04:35 PM
There's much more to an amplifier than how much power it throws out. Things like the slew rate (how quickly it responds (I think)) and damping factor (how well it keeps control of the drivers (I think)) and the power supply headroom can make a huge difference to how the amplifier sounds and how accurately it reproduces sound.

Ignoring the esoteric high end hi-fi amps, there's a good reason why a good quality studio amps are expensive.

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