Re: Headphone Jack Monitors?

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Posted by michael on January 02, 19100 at 04:37:05:

In Reply to: Headphone Jack Monitors? posted by Bill Shepherd on January 01, 19100 at 12:42:07:

: I've been trying to figure out a way to add some stage monitors cheaply to my QS 6.1 live setup.

: Is there any reason not to use standard powered computer speakers connected to the headphone jack? It seems to work, albeit with distortion at higher volumes.

Bill, any powered speaker will work for this, however, musical instruments and the dynamics of live playing are brutal to most speakers designed for recorded music(i.e. lp,tape, cds), as are live vocals. Even the pc type speakers with a sub are not likely to reproduce frequencies below 50-100hz, and even if they do, chances aer good that they would not do so at volume suitable for live playing.
There are Powered musical instrument monitors that would be great for your needs, but be prepared to spend significant$.
I would feel free to use pc powered monitors, but don't be suprised if you wear them out prematurely.
Good Luck - Michael

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