Speaker System Recommendations? Ask For Advice Here!

Discussion in 'PC Audio' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. chi

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    You'll never be able to touch those z5500 after you start using these, welcome to the dark side :D
    amp wise those t-amps are rather interesting, might want to take a look at those.
     
  2. phantom220

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    Yeah I think they should be a step up or two in terms of sound quality. Still keeping the Z5500 for surround sound in the living room.

    Who makes the T-Amp? Any other suggestions?
     
  3. CZA

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    Lots of people make T-amps, they're just amplifiers based on the TA-2020 or TA-2024 chips. The Rose Voix Muse seems to be popular for under $200 though.

    EDIT: I'm also in the market for a decent 2.0 set for the PC in the <$300 price range. Are the Swan D1080MKII still the top pick? Also would they be able to take input from a turntable if need be?
     
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  4. Jeffo

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    Hi Everyone,

    My computer has a Asus Xonar DG and I have a set of AD700 headphones that are awesome.

    I'm after a 2.0 system that can take the signal from the sound card and have a little kick in the bass. Mainly though i'm after something that doesn't need to have the headphones plugged in and out depending on what you want to listen through and if the speakers and the headphones could have seperate volume controls would be great.

    I'm looking to spend about $200 but let me know if there is anything for a little more and I can save up for it
     
  5. cuckoocaca

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    Hi all,

    Looking for some good 2.1 PC speakers around the $100 mark.

    I've already tried a set of Logitech Z323s, which sounded so bad that I exchanged them for a set of Z523s.

    The Z523s are no better - to my ears, both sets sound crap. I can't quite put my finger on why, it just sounds like there's something 'missing' from the sound. Honestly, I've had $20 computer fair speakers that sound better.

    I'm willing to try anything, even if it comes from a white van...
     
  6. jjo

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    Push that budget to $169 and get a pair of Swan M10's.
     
  7. Mau1wurf1977

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    The best ones Logitech have are the 2.1 THX but they cost almost double.

    For $99 I think that 5.1 set is pretty good value. Just use them as 2.1.
     
  8. Suopermanni

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    I just got the Swan M50w and I have to say that I'm impressed with them. They got good all-round sound, they sound similar to my Audio Technicas though not as...bright? However, I have heard that attaching them to a DAC may have an effect of some sort.

    I have a normal Benchmark DAC1 which I could use. How do I connect it to the DAC? I'm thinking this process.

    Soundcard (TOSLINK) --> Benchmark DAC1 ---> RCA to 3.5mm ---> Swan M50w Sub.
     
  9. Benno1988

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    Doesn't it have RCA input?

    I'd imagine the RCA out on the DAC1 to the RCA in on the Swans.
     
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    It does have RCA but it's used to connect the two speakers to the sub.
     
  11. Benno1988

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    True. So it only has 3.5mm input?

    In that case, yeah, RCA to 3.5mm cable, RCA out on DAC, 3.5mm in on Speakers.

    How do they compare to yours A5s?
     
  12. Suopermanni

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    Haven't tested them a lot side by side but initial impressions are that both sound different. You can literally feel the thump and weight of the bass on the Swans. Sound seems to be cleaner on Swans. Though Audio Engine seems to be louder with less volume.
     
  13. Benno1988

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    Interesting!
     
  14. bidge

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    currently have an audioengine a5+wharfedale sw150, is the audioengine sub better than the wharfedale one?

    also is the swan d1080-IV better or worse than the a5
     
  15. Benno1988

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    You know audio is subjective!
     
  16. bidge

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    yeah but no way for me to audition them at all
     
  17. Benno1988

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    I doubt many have heard both. Soupermanni has A5 and M50W atm...
     
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    I bought myself some Microlab Solo6C which are $110 in melbourne. For the money they sound fantastic and have really good quality of workmanship. These are chinese however this isnt a cheap rip off, do some research and youll see these are actually quality.

    There is no seperate subwoofer, however these still have as much bass as you could want and they do not distort even at FULL volume. I was skeptical at first because they are chinese and no sub, but trust me for $100 you cant get better sounding speakers.

    If your shaking your head at the moment, at least consider it and have a listen :)

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4112/microlab_solo6c_powered_stereo_speakers_review/
     
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  19. dragon7

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    +1 for the solo 6c :thumbup:
     
  20. hockysa

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    what to buy?

    Hey Guys,

    My ancient Altec Lansing FX5051 have started shitting me recently.

    I could put up with the static, I've actually grown fond of the noise in the background but!.. they've been playing up recently and I just want a new set.


    So I'm looking for another 5.1 system what would be the best bang for buck recommendation?
    I tried googling top ten speaker reviews and things like that and either got systems that were overkill or 2.1 systems.

    Any help appreciated


    Cheers,
    Benjamin
     

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