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I'm looking for Quality powered speaker to sit beside my FLEX 6600

James Kennedy-WU5EJames Kennedy-WU5E Member ✭✭

I'm looking for Quality powered speaker to sit beside my FLEX 6600, all the good ones are not powered, Has anyone found a nice one yet?



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  • WW1SS - SteveWW1SS - Steve Member
    edited April 10
    I have a little Bose I use . It is bluetooth and has an auxiliary port that i plug into the flex
  • Neal Pollack, N6YFMNeal Pollack, N6YFM Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Google this: M-Audio BX5 D3 Crimson 2 way Monitor
  • Neal Pollack, N6YFMNeal Pollack, N6YFM Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Google this: M-Audio BX5 D3 Crimson 2 way Monitor
  • Art - N4QNTArt - N4QNT Member
    edited November 2019
    Now you did mention Quality so check out the new Heil PRAS unit which comes with the HPS-5 powered speaker.. see it at Heil’s website     https://heilsound.com/amateur-radio-post/coming-soon-the-parametric-receive-audio-system/
  • Al_NN4ZZAl_NN4ZZ Loganville GAMember ✭✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Here is another to consider....work very well for me and "Amazon Choice."  Link to my web page with more details.   Great sound and for both the radio and PC @ about $400.



    Regards,  Al / NN4ZZ  
    al (at) nn4zz (dot) com

  • EA4GLIEA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018

    I get great audio off these Yamaha.
    I had the Bose, spent $250 on them, but one of the speakers stopped working and they are not serviceable. They are glued!! So you can not open them to check for a burned component or a loose cable. 

    I am extremely happy with the Yamaha. They sound great, can be powered with 12v from the shack power supply so you don't have to suffer the RFI noise from the wall-wart (the Bose had a very noisy power supply).

    They also accept 2 simultaneous inputs. I have them directly connected to the Flex radio and the computer so I can listen to the radio and also get any audio from the computer without having to add more speakers to the desk.

    They have a Auto Power Off feature so you don't have to turn them on and off every time you leave the shack. As long as they do not receive signals from either of the 2 inputs they will remain powered off.

    They are aesthetically pleasing, have great sound for music and come in different colors to match your decor.

  • James Kennedy-WU5EJames Kennedy-WU5E Member ✭✭
    edited June 19

    Thanks the M-Audio BX5 D3 Crimson 2 way Monitor is on the way now

  • edited June 2018

    I am using the PRAS now, I like it.  I also have this speaker which works well.  https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Rokit5G3--krk-rokit-5-g3-5-inch-powered-studio-monitor?mrkgc...  One of my favorite receive toys it this: http://www.westmountainradio.com/product_info.php?products_id=clr_dsp

    I use the West Mountain CLR Speaker as well in the mobile.


  • RichardRichard Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    Jim,  I too just got my 6600M and that along with my 6700 are make one heck of a station.  I have been using the Bose Companion II Speaker on my 6700 for the past 3 years and thought "why not continue with what has been working great!".  I purchased a new pair on eBAY for somewhere around $90 NEW / Unopened Box and as in the 6700 these are fantastic.  No issue with RF and plenty of volume. 

    Good Luck
    Richard - N4RWG
  • Rich - N5ZCRich - N5ZC Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    I saw Al's setup on his website, did a little research and ordered a pair.  Great decision.  I made a couple aluminum adapter plates that goes between the speaker and a vesa mount on a couple clamp on monitor mounts. The aluminum plate has a center hole (counter sunk) to mount the speaker and 4 holes in the corners to mount to the vesa.  The speakers are about ear high and point directly towards me. 

    The nice thing about these speakers is that they are dual input.  I have my Flex on one input and a KX3 on the other input.  Or use one input for your Flex and the other input for computer output.

    I'll load a picture on my qrz page shortly.  It's too large to post here.

    Rich - N5ZC
  • WayneWayne Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    I prefer my Visio Sound Bar which I have mounted high on the wall complete with remote.
  • AE0MWAE0MW Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    I use an Anchor AN1000X Powered Monitor (mono).

    It might be a bit of overkill, but the mono isn't a problem since any real operating I tend to use the headset anyway.
  • Ted  VE3TRQTed VE3TRQ Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    And a real plus to the Bose Companion 2 speakers is the fact they run on 12v - bonus! No wall wart!
    edited June 2018
    JBL Control 2P have 35watt amp built-in.  Recommended by Bob Heil. 
  • k0eook0eoo Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    I have the Audio Engine 2, very nice powered HiFi stereo speakers.  you can see them on my QRZ page:  https://www.qrz.com/db/K0EOO

    Audio Engine here: https://audioengineusa.com/

    I have the older #2 but now they have the A2 and P5 powered speakers and many more...

    Dennis, k0eoo
  • W3EX -- TomW3EX -- Tom Member
    edited June 2018

    I have a pair of the JBL Control 2P speakers which were recommended by Bob Heil. They work very well.

  • Jim RungeJim Runge Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    I went with a Pyle Home PCA1 30 watt stereo amp from Amazon $26.08 Prime. This way I can use any regular speakers. I use 2 way Pioneers. No rf issues with type 31 clip ons running 1500 watts.

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