AOC Takes Integrated Sound Seriously, Packs Dual 7W Onkyo Speakers Inside 24-inch Monitor

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thematejka

I don't know how these sound, but it should have been done a long time ago. I've constructed several bases and side-attachable speakers for customer's monitors. It is easy to use 1"-2" drivers with a 3" sub for a bit of low end. The speakers require very little box-volume and often come cheap from Parts Express.

I'm not happy with their design choice...speakers should be (in most cases) pointed directly at the listeners. At the monitor, you may be up close or far away depending on what you are doing.

For someone who doesn't mind monitor sound this is a good choice of monitor (probably), but an external system is always the way to go (even if they are custom built speakers meant to attach to a monitor).

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Hey.That_Dude

What I'd really like to see is a miniature version of the LG Curve. Not so much for the curve but for the two Piezoelectric speakers that actually sound decent.
OLED, decent speakers, maybe so higher resolution that 1080p (I'm not going to be picky on that), and for the love of all things holy NO GIGANTIC NON-DETACHABLE BASE!

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don2041

The speakers should be on each side of the display to get the best stereo sound and should have a good sub in the base.

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Hey.That_Dude

At the distance you're sitting from the monitor, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between speakers on the edges of the monitor versus more centralized from the base of the monitor. While the sub sounds reasonable, I'd like my monitor to not vibrate everytime an explosion went off in game. A Sub line out would be nice, but would increase the cost.
Bottom line: This isn't for gaming but would likely be a step up for listening to music at a reasonable volume. I'd also be interested to see just how much circuit "tuning" is done and what type of amp block they're using.
Edit: It says PWM, I'd bet my socks it's a class-D amp block being used.

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thematejka

I disagree, sound dispersion changes depending on driver orientation and placement. With the way they have it, the Onkyo speakers better have some digital processing behind them or be only full-range with no tweeters.

If constructed carefully, a sub need not rattle the monitor. A sub-out would only cost a few cents more. All it takes is an inductor and extra RCA jack. Of course, they would market it as "special" and hike the price of the sub-out by %1000.

Some mini systems are hugely capable, it just takes smart and out-of-the-box thinkers.

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Hey.That_Dude

Considering the Audio is taken from the HDMI, it's a safe bet to say that they have some amount of DSP.
If you honestly think there is more than one driver per channel, then you're nuts.
I was commenting that if they had the Sub "In" the monitor, then it would rumble, or be large, either way is unacceptable.
Don't forget the crossover circuit for your RCA jack, and the space, and the fact that it will still be mounted to the bottom of your monitor which you likely won't be able to remove. And the fact that the people who are most likely to buy this monitor are also the laziest and would demand that the sub be included.