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TSkakamal
post Jan 11 2019, 03:08 PM, updated 6 months ago

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Hi everyone, I'm not an audiophile but can somebody help to suggest me the small speakers (something like bookshelf) with deep bass probably below 50hz?. I did some reading and research from the net but most of the speakers I found are not available here in Malaysia. My budget is below RM800 because I still need to buy an amplifier.

Thank you in advance.
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post Jan 11 2019, 03:17 PM

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post Jan 11 2019, 03:21 PM

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Speakers can get go down till 50hz ?
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post Jan 11 2019, 03:43 PM

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QUOTE(kakamal @ Jan 11 2019, 03:08 PM)
Hi everyone, I'm not an audiophile but can somebody help to suggest me the small speakers (something like bookshelf) with deep bass probably below 50hz?. I did some reading and research from the net but most of the speakers I found are not available here in Malaysia. My budget is below RM800 because I still need to buy an amplifier.
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Based on my limited listening, deep bass requires a certain driver size for it to move a lot of air. Bookshelf speakers may not be big enough to provide a lot of it, it's a physical limitation. Go for larger speakers and the bass improves.

If you're interested I have a NAD 304 and a pair of PSB Alpha A/V bookshelves for sale, it has very good bass for its size but realistically it can't hit 50Hz. PM me separately.

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post Jan 11 2019, 03:43 PM

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lol, I personally more prefer to sound quality in balanced frequency. Heavy bass is not within my taste.
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post Jan 11 2019, 03:51 PM

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QUOTE(kakamal @ Jan 11 2019, 03:08 PM)
Hi everyone, I'm not an audiophile but can somebody help to suggest me the small speakers (something like bookshelf) with deep bass probably below 50hz?. I did some reading and research from the net but most of the speakers I found are not available here in Malaysia. My budget is below RM800 because I still need to buy an amplifier.

Thank you in advance.
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Bookshelf speakers mostly start dropping at 50Hz even for good brand I think. Just add sub-woofer later when you have budget.

https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/speaker...details_default. I think you can get cheaper from retail price here.
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post Jan 11 2019, 03:54 PM

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QUOTE(junclj @ Jan 11 2019, 03:43 PM)
lol, I personally more prefer to sound quality in balanced frequency. Heavy bass is not within my taste.
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If you have a clean bass, not muddied, then you will appreciate what bass adds to your listening. Bass should not be overpowering. Not like those people listening in car or concert smile.gif
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post Jan 11 2019, 04:03 PM

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QUOTE(Zot @ Jan 11 2019, 03:51 PM)
https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/speaker...details_default. I think you can get cheaper from retail price here.
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The Sony CS3 and CS5 have been sold out at the Sony store online for awhile... I personally have the CS3 and really like it.

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post Jan 11 2019, 10:41 PM

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QUOTE(Zot @ Jan 11 2019, 03:51 PM)
Bookshelf speakers mostly start dropping at 50Hz even for good brand I think. Just add sub-woofer later when you have budget.

https://www.sony.com.my/electronics/speaker...details_default. I think you can get cheaper from retail price here.
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The spec is it +-3dB? I found some quoted lower Hertz on spec but it's actually referring to -6dB -10dB drop off which is almost non existent...
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post Jan 12 2019, 12:38 AM

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QUOTE(kakamal @ Jan 11 2019, 03:08 PM)
Hi everyone, I'm not an audiophile but can somebody help to suggest me the small speakers (something like bookshelf) with deep bass probably below 50hz?. I did some reading and research from the net but most of the speakers I found are not available here in Malaysia. My budget is below RM800 because I still need to buy an amplifier.

Thank you in advance.
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You can give Edifier S1000DB a try, the frequency response is 48Hz~20KHz (±4dB)

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post Jan 12 2019, 05:58 AM

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QUOTE(voscar @ Jan 11 2019, 10:41 PM)
The spec is it +-3dB? I found some quoted lower Hertz on spec but it's actually referring to -6dB -10dB drop off which is almost non existent...
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Normally branded one is within 3dB. THe spec is nothing strange for this type of speakers. More importantly is the response flatness within the spec.
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post Jan 12 2019, 01:26 PM

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QUOTE(Zot @ Jan 12 2019, 05:58 AM)
Normally branded one is within 3dB. THe spec is nothing strange for this type of speakers. More importantly is the response flatness within the spec.
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Hard to say, my old Panasonic micro hi-fi quoted around 50Hz something for tiny 4" bass mid driver. It was recently I realized that spec was at +-10dB, haha

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QUOTE(voscar @ Jan 12 2019, 01:26 PM)
Hard to say, my old Panasonic micro hi-fi quoted around 50Hz something for tiny 4" bass mid driver. It was recently I realized that spec was at +-10dB, haha
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Branded also depends on market segment on product.
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post Jan 12 2019, 04:10 PM

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You can't defy physics. Bookshelf speaker can only do so much. 50Hz? Yes, not problem, but not at the SPL you want.
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post Jan 14 2019, 03:34 PM

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Thanks all guys for the suggestions. Well currently I'm using 15" speakers (250 x 2 Watts) with 8 channels powered mixer (500 Watts).
The bass is damn good but I plan to get rid all those to safe some space for my small living room and replace it with something that I can hang to the wall beam.
I went to Jalan Pasar last Saturday and tested some of the speakers there. Looks like the smallest I can get with the good amount of bass is 10" speakers. But either 8 & 10" are still too big if I want to attach to the wall beam. 6" is acceptable but the bass like not existence. Maybe I should give Edifier S1000DB a try as suggested by Mr Edifier. Viewnet at Lowyat available to test?.

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QUOTE(kakamal @ Jan 14 2019, 03:34 PM)
Thanks all guys for the suggestions. Well currently I'm using 15" speakers (250 x 2 Watts) with 8 channels powered mixer (500 Watts).
The bass is damn good but I plan to get rid all those to safe some space for my small living room and replace it with something that I can hang to the wall beam.
I went to Jalan Pasar last Saturday and tested some of the speakers there. Looks like the smallest I can get with the good amount of bass is 10" speakers. But either 8 & 10" are still too big if I want to attach to the wall beam. 6" is acceptable but the bass like not existence. Maybe I should give Edifier S1000DB a try as suggested by Mr Edifier.  Viewnet at Lowyat available to test?.
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Yes, you can try it @ Viewnet.

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post Jan 14 2019, 11:27 PM

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How big is your room? Speakers can trade deep bass for efficiency, so you can get 50 Hz from a small speaker in a small room.
Most of the Jalan Pasar speakers are rubbish with one note bass.

Few speakers are designed to go close to the wall
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post Jan 15 2019, 05:16 PM

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Lol, jalan pasar speakers mostly SPL loud mid bass, doubt it goes below 50Hz deep heart thumping bass
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post Jan 15 2019, 06:00 PM

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KEF R3 has the most bass I've heard from a bookshelf that doesn't start to kill itself going below 45hz. But your budget being RM800 means this isn't going to be an option.

Unfortunately, I don't think there are any speakers with a 6" driver or smaller for under RM800 that can do any justice below 50hz.
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post Jan 17 2019, 11:41 PM

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QUOTE(kakamal @ Jan 14 2019, 03:34 PM)
Thanks all guys for the suggestions. Well currently I'm using 15" speakers (250 x 2 Watts) with 8 channels powered mixer (500 Watts).
The bass is damn good but I plan to get rid all those to safe some space for my small living room and replace it with something that I can hang to the wall beam.
I went to Jalan Pasar last Saturday and tested some of the speakers there. Looks like the smallest I can get with the good amount of bass is 10" speakers. But either 8 & 10" are still too big if I want to attach to the wall beam. 6" is acceptable but the bass like not existence. Maybe I should give Edifier S1000DB a try as suggested by Mr Edifier.  Viewnet at Lowyat available to test?.
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You are comparing between earth and sky man. 15 inch and 10 inch is a word of a differences woi!

What you are buying is PA loudspeaker (which Jalan Pasar is famous for) against Hi Fidelity set up. A world of differences in usage and sound character.
If your concern is the bass, buy PA 15 inch power sub, until your heart also jump together.

For RM800, no where near any Hi Fidelity standard you can find. Plus the weal Ringgit is not helping either. Good Hi Fi amp cost at least RM2k and above.
So what your budget wants might just fit 1 unit of powered speakers instead. (A good one at least)

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