Active Studio Monitors Kurzweil KS40A under £70 with free delivery
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Active Studio Monitors Kurzweil KS40A under £70 with free delivery

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Found 7th Dec 2015
Housed in a heavy, thick-walled and non-resonant wood cabinet, the Kurzweil KS-40A speakers sport a magnetically shielded 2-way bass reflex design and a compact footprint.

Featuring a premium 3/4" dome tweeter and wide-range 4" woofer, 20W RMS system amplification and separate volume and bass adjustments, the Kurzweil KS-40A system is an ideal monitoring solution for the personal project studio or keyboard setup.

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Seems a good deal but I hate it when the company name isn't in the title.

How good are these? Can they plug straight into PC or will I need an amp? I have Microlab FC360 and they are just OK despite the rave reviews. My old Creative Soundworks Digital 2.1 from early 2000s were waaaaaaay better!

i'd rather trust these for £20 more, not much help i know! don't know about the ones in the OP, but the ones i mentioned plug into PC
Edited by: "reg66" 7th Dec 2015

Pls put the name of retailer in topic title.

reg66

i'd rather trust these for £20 more, not much help i know!


I was interested in those before but heard something bad that put me off. I can't remember what though... I will look again X)

JoeSpur

How good are these? Can they plug straight into PC or will I need an amp? … How good are these? Can they plug straight into PC or will I need an amp? I have Microlab FC360 and they are just OK despite the rave reviews. My old Creative Soundworks Digital 2.1 from early 2000s were waaaaaaay better!



If I'm not mistaken these things are used in music production, that's what they're designed for, so a separate amp/mixer is surely obligatory.
Edited by: "definition" 7th Dec 2015

definition

If I'm not mistaken these things are used in music production, that's … If I'm not mistaken these things are used in music production, that's what they're designed for, so a separate amp/mixer is surely obligatory.



They're active powered speakers so nope, you don't need an amp. One will have an inbuilt amp and the other will be a passive speaker powered by the amp.

One of the best studio speakers out there for the price.
Was interested in M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 which were posted above but same as user before me I read some negative reviews as there was something off putting.
I would highly recomend them.
I had them for about 4 years now and really they are great. Not thinking of changing them as for that price you can't get anything better in my opinion (2.0 system), unless you willing to spend over 200 pound +/- on Yamaha HS5 they were called if I remeber correctly.
To answer JoeSpur question - plug it straight for PC not a problem, no amp needed nothing like that.
If someone is going to buy them I would advice to spend on dedicated soundcard, it does make a huge difference then.

Hope I helped.

Farewell

One of the best studio speakers out there for the price.
Was interested in M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 which were posted above but same as user before me I read some negative reviews as there was something off putting.
I would highly recomend them.
I had them for about 4 years now and really they are great. Not thinking of changing them as for that price you can't get anything better in my opinion (2.0 system), unless you willing to spend over 200 pound +/- on Yamaha HS5 they were called if I remember correctly.
To answer JoeSpur question - plug it straight for PC not a problem, no amp needed nothing like that.
If someone is going to buy them I would recomend to spend on dedicated soundcard, it does make a huge difference then.

Hope I helped.

Farewell


Edited by: "crazystuff19" 8th Dec 2015

crazystuff19

One of the best studio speakers out there for the price.Was interested in … One of the best studio speakers out there for the price.Was interested in M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 which were posted above but same as user before me I read some negative reviews as there was something off putting. I would highly recomend them.I had them for about 4 years now and really they are great. Not thinking of changing them as for that price you can't get anything better in my opinion (2.0 system), unless you willing to spend over 200 pound +/- on Yamaha HS5 they were called if I remeber correctly. To answer JoeSpur question - plug it straight for PC not a problem, no amp needed nothing like that. If someone is going to buy them I would advice to spend on dedicated soundcard, it does make a huge difference then.Hope I helped.Farewell



Do any of these speakers support DTS HD/DOLBY True HD? Thanks

Franzkill

Do any of these speakers support DTS HD/DOLBY True HD? Thanks



​These are stereo speakers so no, not really. You need at least 5 speakers and a subwoofer for those formats.

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Franzkill

Do any of these speakers support DTS HD/DOLBY True HD? Thanks




As far as I'm aware, it's the amp that supports those formats, not the speakers. Plus as above

reg66

i'd rather trust these for £20 more, not much help i know! don't know … i'd rather trust these for £20 more, not much help i know! don't know about the ones in the OP, but the ones i mentioned plug into PC



I had these speakers but after a year the volume dial intermittently worked.
Ended up upgrading to some Rokit G3s instead.

However when they were working they were very good quality and excellent value for money.
Shame they gave up on me

JoeSpur

Cheaper?



Cheapest delivery option takes them to £71.49, whilst OP's post states free delivery.

Damn you and your impulse-purchase-bait, hukd! Was (thinking of) looking for a better set of no nonsense PC speakers to replace my old naff ones, not interested in surround and just good sound. Looks like I got the last set in stock.

Goldeneye243

​These are stereo speakers so no, not really. You need at least 5 s … ​These are stereo speakers so no, not really. You need at least 5 speakers and a subwoofer for those formats.



This looks like a good deal as its for a PAIR of monitors. The picture of the rear of the speaker shows the inputs (there are lots!) and the volume and base.

I have an active speaker set up 5.1

The speakers have amps on board
I use an AV Amp with PRE OUTS
I run the PRE OUTs to my speakers
The AV AMP does the decoding (DTS, etc) and the sound comes through the speakers as expected.
I could use a DTS Decoder but these are expensive. So I use and AV AMP but bypass the Amp using the preouts.

I also use a Behringer DI unit between the speakers and the Amp http://www.thomann.de/gb/behringer_di4000_ultra_di_pro.htm
This sits between the my main bank of wall sockets (that are connected in wall cables to remote sockets then via patch cables to the speakers)

Setup works fine (except my Onkyo amp was a bit crap - reliability - sound was great) switched to a newer Marantz

All the speakers I got were from Juno - First class service, good prices.

Edited by: "frownbreaker" 9th Dec 2015

plork

They are sold out now, but available for the same price through … They are sold out now, but available for the same price through Ebay:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kurzweil-KS40A-Studio-Referencing-Monitors-DJ-Bedroom-Hi-Fi-Speakers-KS-40A-PAIR-/191137404659?hash=item2c80ad56f3:g:seIAAOSwyQtVr8RT



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