What are some good, low-cost, non-powered speakers, and low-cost amps? $300 or less for the kit.Continued from: >>64648627
>>64690412https://www.cnet.com/news/are-you-ready-for-this-a-160-stereo-system-an-audiophile-could-love/https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2014/12/14/the-guttenberg-challenge-affordable-loudspeakers-from-dayton-micca-and-pioneer/agree with the latter except for the pioneers which ive heard and which sound distorted and coarse
I kek'd OP.Ok, m8s, here's my question. My budget is really low and my current speakers are beyond ridiculous. So are there any decent speakers at 100 bucks that don't hiss and sound great on low volume? I am not planning on listening to them on high volume, just to listen to music while programming.>inb4 get decent headphonesNah, I thought about that, but you can't keep them on your head for more than 1 or 2 hours and I like to listen to music in open air.I was thinking maybe of a Micca or Magnat pair, but those are already about 80 bucks and an amplifier would cost a lot more.Are there any cheap amps with balanced inputs? Any usable ones, at least.Idk, I know you can't get much for 100 bucks, but even some modest speakers would be better than what I have now. It's important that they have balanced connections though, I don't want the whole thing to hiss and crackle all the time.>>64690939These are interesting, but they have RCA connectors as inputs. And the amp + speakers cost like 160$.It's weird that these companies don't consider the 100$ price range interesting to make products for, since most people would probably want a decent, powered pair of speakers that don't sound like total crap and don't hiss. It seems like too much to ask for.
lol stereophile actually reviewed these>>64690939While the Dayton B652 has some severe measured problems, it actually performed much better on the test bench than I was expecting, given its price. When you consider that the build budget of a speaker selling for less than $40/pair will be no more than $8 for both speakers, assuming the usual 5:1 ratio of retail price to parts cost, the B652's measured performance is actually quite remarkable—and certainly better than the plastic squawkboxes sold for use with computers.—John Atkinsonhttps://www.stereophile.com/content/dayton-audio-b652-loudspeaker-measurements
What's a good desktop monitor setup for $300-800
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>>64691846 I think any inexpensive ($8) thrift store receiver will drive these speakers effectively.
>>64692124Can you post some examples or a link?I've seen a few miniamps at about 30 bucks on amazon. Not sure how good they are, though.
>>64690412I use monoprice 8" speakers with a Denon AVR-S510Bt for my home theater system, and it was cheap as fuck. right around 300 bucks and it splits hdmi audio. The powered subwoofer is 100 bucks extra but you dont need to buy that up front.
>>64690412>>64690412shaddap its just ur imagnation
I increased the deathclaw HP a lil bit so you dont leave concord with 1k Minigun ammo, thinking deathclaws are weak
Question: I want to make sure that an audio signal will only flow out of a device, not back into it. I'm using a combination DAC/Amp, where the analog ports just sit between the DAC and Amp so it can be used as either. But this means that audio signals from the DAC could still flow out and back into the attached analog device. Is there some kind of device I can use to block these signals from flowing in the wrong direction?
>>64692603wrong thread fuck
>>64692603>>64692611Honestlyit's as coherent as every other post in this thread within the context of audio.
I need help. I have a car audio amplifier, the STETSOM CL600 VISION, and it only works with a car radio. I tried hooking it up with a PC amplifier and directly in the 3.5mm jack, but it won't turn on. What can i do to hook it up to the PC? I need help, anons.
>>64692838To google the manual.Seriously, I know this is the stupid questions thread, but that doesn't excuse you from the age old addage.RTFM.
>>64692936Rage the fucking machine? I kind of grew out of them, sorry.
Hey /sqt/, is there a device that takes two HDMI inputs and outputs video from one and the sound from both? Basically a HDMI mixer.
>>64691928NoAudiophile recommended the Vanatoo Transparent Zero/One. I was thinking of getting those because space is slightly a concern, so I can't go with fuckhuge sized speakers.I currently have his EQ'd AudioEngine A2+, they're alright.
I want something fun for movies/games/music in a smallish room at close PC range.I don't work with audio so it doesn't have to be neutral or whatever, should be fun!Lets say price is 500-1300 euro(prefer lower but whichever is more worth for its price) including amp/dac or interface and any other accessories I would need.Which is the best category to look into open headphones or speakers? if speakers should i go for active or passive? Which are considered the best in my budget? I've heard good things about adam a7x, kef ls50, neumanns, genelec etc but idk how they compare to each other.
>>64690412I got the V-Moda Crossfade Wireless, Do I need a dac now? Music sounds great, I can't really seem to notice difference between flac and mp3 though.I also use them mostly wired, wireless only outside
>>64693023Not sure what those speakers are and I'm not looking them up. DACs, eh. You could get the Modi 2 and leave it at that. It's what I have. I noticed it makes a small difference, but if you really don't care then probably not. If you have a mobo with a good realtek chip or something it will probably be fine.I remember when I switched from good Logitech speakers to real speakers it was like everything was brought forward centre stage, in quality. It was like the same thing, but cleaner and just fairly better. With the DAC the difference was more subtle. I'm sure it's just more polished now, but it was worth it.Also I can't reliably tell the difference between a good MP3 and FLAC either.
>>64693109it's the headphones
>>64690412Recommendations on cheap subwoofers for a small apartment? I got an Onkyo receiver during Black Friday and have it running a 3.0 setup. I'd like to add a sub but don't have much budget. Maybe $100. Used is totally fine.
>>64693011>500-1300 euroyou can do a lot of good shit with that much cashwhat kind of musicor is this for gaymes
>>64694088post your state and ill find something for you,or look at something new by dayton;an inexpensive (msrp) subwoofer (like martin logaqn dynamo 300) usually will not add much except a boomy sound or a light thud
>>64692936But i have already read the manual, anon.The thing is, it won't turn on unless i hook it up to a car radio. And i want to hook it up directly on the PC.
>>64694378https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/how-to-hook-a-car-amp-up-to-your-pc.116144/So., be careful.
They're rated from 55Hz but I can hear them down to 35Hz.Very nice sound, don't require much of an amp. I'm using one I picked up for about $30.
>>64694481I tried this, but this amp has an "auto turn-on" function, and it only works when i put a car radio directly in it. So, it won't work if i hook it up that way.
>>64694540Anon the signal from a car radio and from a PC's headphone out are the same. Start playing music, it'll turn on. Never do something as retarded as buying an amp that doesn't use a 12v remote input again.
>>64694627>STETSOM CL600 VISION>claims to be 200w RMS (100w x2 @ 2 ohms)I think the auto turn on is not at the top of the 'reasons to no buy this' list, sadly.
>>64694627>Never do something as retarded as buying an amp that doesn't use a 12v remote input again.That was harsh, but you are right.I know the signals are the same, but it won't work. I tried several times, and it won't turn up. Thats why i tried asking for help here.>>64694761It was cheap, and one of the best that i could afford. The auto turn on is at the top of the reasons.
>>64694756https://desmoines.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsch-icon-powered/6487813460.html$50 10in part of a soundbar set...https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsch-10sw-10-subwoofer/6488351505.html$150 10in 300w
>>64694975Dude thank you! I'll jump on that Klipsch!
Is there a way to set up my active bookshelf speakers with my tv so that the volume can be controlled with the tv remote? It seems like my tv doesn't have the right output. What audio output can achieve this?
>>64695135Turn your TV to the highest possible volume and then turn up the volume on your amp until it's louder than you will ever use, then turn your TV down half way and turn up the amp a little more.Then just use the TV volume adjustment.
>>64692427Oh for fucks sake. You always think you have found a good product until it turns out it has some flaw or other.So what is a good speaker at a comparable price?
>>64694975Turns out the first one is wireless only and I'm not confident it would pair with my receiver. I'm gonna try and get the cedar rapids one. Bit of a drive but worth it if I can nab it.
Good cheap tube or hybrid preamp, if it uses FET's that's fine too.
>>64693109>modi2It's garbage, not recommend at all
>>64695533How so. I have Modi 2 Uber. Does it's job just fine. I believe Multibit is snake oil.
I've narrowed down some preamps to audition locally. "Audition" in the most base of senses, I just want to verify they work before I buy. I really doubt anyone's going to have a system quite like mine. Most of these old farts with beefy solid state amps are using them with Wilsons or Magnephans. Hopefully will decide on a final purchase later this week. Why is /hpg/ so hostile towards us speaker users? Every time I ask for a preamp recommendation I get screeched at. Well, its about 50/50 I guess. Sometimes I get some quality help, other times its some asshole who thinks because I'm canadian i'm scum of the earth.There's nothing wrong with us canadians we even make some of the best audio equipment in the world ;-;
>>64695578Some people just hate on shit for their design and marketing strategies. Personally I think they are a great company with many great products. Sure they have some duds but the ones I have are great for the price. Also American made.
>>64695563That's actually what I use to. Figured if I'm going to get the original, might as well get the Uber for that different analog filtering or something.>>64695533Why do you think that? It does it's job and I like it. It definitely isn't some thousand dollar snake-oil frequency DAC and that's fine.
>>64695606That's what I figured
>>64695606Here is my take on the whole schiitty situation. I wanted to post this on head-fi but I'd probably wind up getting censored. This is going to be a long winded post, so bear with me.I think there's a lot of things weird about this situation but if there's something I've learned is that usually people have noble intentions and there's just some misunderstanding or something wrong is going on and people just don't know about. I think the most likely scenario is that Amir got a defective modi and a defective bifrost. Really unlucky, but if you ask me that makes the most sense. As for the more negative theories... some of which I'm going to be inclined to believe if certain points aren't addressed soon: I wish Amir was more willing to show us what his measuring system consists of exactly, with verifiable evidence... as it stands he really could be faking all the numbers. On the other hand, Amir could honestly be telling the truth. If his background is to believed, and his equipment as well, his measurements seem to be accurate. Assuming that his bifrost and modi weren't defective, I think its quite telling that they banned him from Jason's thread on head-fi, and people are getting censored left right and center in Mike's thread. Not only that, but Mike's suggestion that they meet face to face raises some red flags. Perhaps he's trying to damage control, and have the whole dramatic deal dealt with offline, where people can't know the exact details? It does seem an awful lot like damage control. Who knows what sort of PM's might be exchanged between the two. It's worrying that so much censorship is going on.
>>64695702On the flipside of that point, I think it's a little lame how Amir is on his forum, he does seem to be posting his data under the assumption that their products will be rated poorly. Anyway, I'm pretty neutrel on this right now, will see how it pans out. I actually own a yggdrasil, but the second product I ordered from the, a saga, was just unusable in my system. It was popping the hell out of my right speaker channel. I verified it was not the fault of the rest of my gear upstream or down, its possible it was a grounding issue, and I tried to ensure a good ground, but I didnt really see the point, as every other preamp I've used has worked flawlessly. I'm suspecting that because of the saga's low price point, $350, that it's built using inferior parts and design, and it's just a noisy schitty little box. I'm not that disappointed, I lost $40 for shipping to test it out. If I had bought used I'd be stuck with it... but this goes to show that not everything schiit makes is golden. I'm wondering if a Freya would be better, but getting one of those would cost me near a grand probably. I'm very close to getting a preamp that I know will perform flawlessly, anyway.Oh, and I didn't even go into my customer support details. If anyone's interested I could detail those as well. Long story short, they worked well with me to make sure I was happy, but only after I emailed two other departments and complaind and whine a lot.
>>64695181Using what sort of output? Auxiliary? It doesn't seem like it changes the volume on the speakers
>>64695622Measures like ass
JBL LSR 305. Just buy them
>>64695857So it produces distortion at inaudible levels? Wow.
>>64695888For the same money you can get a dac that out performs modi2 in a landslide, the jds labs ol dac is the same price
>>64695888>-90db>inaudible Might as well use the shit dac on your pc
>>64695909It seems youre objectively right, but I'm still content with my purchase. This is definitely something to keep in mind for next time.
I just picked up the PreSonus Eris E4.5 studio monitors. For $200, they're incredible. You won't find anything better in this price range. Check it out.Don't forget a good quality audio interface and some nice balanced TRS cables.
>>64695857I got the Uber. Heard that was fixed.
>>64695857>>64696101Reading into the thread a bit if it has something to do with (USB) power maybe it is fixed by the Uber version, since it has it's own standalone power supply. Right? It's still looking like the Modi 2 isn't a great decision.
>>64695857Is this like bitcoin chart astrology?
>>64696300What I love is how its a pic of the Modi 2 Uber but its obviously showing the specs of the regular Modi 2.
hey guys i just bought a HomePod but I can't connect to it with my Pixel how do I play my Google Play Music on my HomePod or even set it up?
I'm thinking about the Earthquake MiniMe P63 to hook up to my Vanatoo T0s for my desk setup, almost exclusively for music.Does Earthquake make good subs?
>>64696886yeah, if ya like to take your house down
>>64695841They can't keep getting away with it, but they do. Marketing wins over science, audiophile is an insult and an invitation to get ripped off. Because only audio engineers and professionals desire neutrality and accuracy. For general playback you want your sound to be distorted and colored as fuck for meximum euphoric pleasure. Screw any acoustic treatment or room dsp too, if you don't like it RAW you're not an audiophile. Instead put that money into a diamond picosecond unicorn DAC ,silver plated pre-amp and power conditioning for your 500lb horn speakers. I used to consider myself an audiophile and I was sold the lie of "transparent clear audio" and getting suckered by purple prose into buying gear that measured like shit built for gullible fanatics chasing an audio fantasy. Having descriptions like "musical" or "euphoric", where in reality it had a 8dB boost in the 200-400hz region or some shit, or worse it didn't do anything at all and was completely psychosomatic... but you MUST burn in for 500+ hours before forming a final opinion!! Barely long enough for the 30 day return period of course.It's mostly a huckster fraud world of wannabe engineers turned marketers who couldn't make it in the studio/professional sector and want to make some money selling distortion to rich idiots who don't know or can't hear any better.There are some "good" audiophile products out there, but those are like undigested corn in a sea of feces.
>>64697934>There are some "good" audiophile products out there, but those are like undigested corn in a sea of feces.And those are?
>>64695972I have this audio engineer fried who says he tried all the Erises and came to the conclusion they all suck, because they kill mids and emphasise highs and lows.>Eris are really bad for the price>u gonna pay the brand for real>high and bass, no medium spectreThe only thing made by Presonus which he recommends is audio interfaces, the rest of the stuff they make he says it's crap.But then.. he recommended me to get the Focal Shape 50, which is like 550 euros a piece. xD
>>64698061No, stop with that meme recommended by the Tek syndicate """experts""".
>>64698083i'm old and don't know what that isbut i do have many klipsch products and have recommended these to some friends that loved them
>>64695943That's true any time they didn't fuck up the design for the sound portion of your motherboard. The theoretical dynamic range on CD audio is 96dB.Still for the electrical engineering side of it is that caused by clock oscillator jitter?
I want to get some good speakers and subwoofer for my PC. What should I get? Do I need a really good soundcard or AMP?
>>64698402no on either countthese are excellent for the money>>64698061
>>64695135>Is there a way to set up my active bookshelf speakers with my tv so that the volume can be controlled with the tv remote? It seems like my tv doesn't have the right output. What audio output can achieve this?HDMI ARC on one of these things:https://www.amazon.de/Ligawo-6518777-Extractor-auskoppeln-Klinke-schwarz/dp/B01N8T1NR9/Your TV needs to support HDMI CECThere could be more simple/cheap options but that's what I use. Beware, that one in particular only outputs minijack and RCA (I use it for my headphones).
I absolutely can't fit a subwoofer into my setup due to size restrictions, what's the best bookshelf sized speaker I can buy for around $300 that will still play reasonably low? Looking at Monolith K-BAS's at the moment, but one of the reviews I saw on them was pretty negative. I tried the LSR305's already and thought they sounded great(more than good enough for what I'm asking for in the bass department), but I had to return them due to the OP comic. I tried everything I could for like two weeks to get rid of the noise(I wrapped ferrite cores around the USB wire going into my DAC, shit got pretty weird) short of a ground lift plug but nothing worked.
>>64698552you still have to be able to power that speaker at a sub level which means active speaker or amplified speaker input
LSR 305 or KEF Q100? If I go for the Q100, is the Micca OriGain good enough to power them?
>>64698601I have one of these. Think it does 50 watts per channel, which should be good enough for just playing stuff at my desk in near field.
>>64698768forget my picture like a mongoloid
>>64698730Same question as this guy. I got the Q100s new for $190 and think that's a pretty good deal. But I heard the LSR30Xs are also very good, and they go for the same price and without needing to buy an amp (I already have a preamp). I haven't been able to hear my Q100s yet (no amp) so I'm still wondering if I should keep these or get LSRs.
>>64698552>I wrapped ferrite cores around the USB wire going into my DACfukking amaze
quick questionanyone have a speaker guide?or anyone wanna spend time helping decide what speaker to get for someone who knows nothing about them?I figure the the former would probably be preferable to most.
I just bought a Denon x3400h to upgrade my 200€ Sony receiver. Will I regret it?I basically bought it for the audyssey xt32
>>64699538that denon is like 600 dollars USwhat speakers are you using
>>64699457where will you be listening to them
>>64695972Fuck that. My current studio monitors are PreSonus and they completely butcher the sound. Never buying that brand again.Anyone knows some good studio monitors? I was going to go for the JBL LSR308.
Anyone with a HomePod can confirm if streaming from Android phone works? I know in theory it should work as I can stream from my Android phone to Apple TV using various AirPlay apps.
>>64699554Magnat Vector 207 5.1 setup with a different front fire sub. I guess I paid about the same for the speakers but they cost more than twice as much when they came out
>>64698822looks good on paperany el cheapo good-quality ten to thirty dollar used receiver from 2006 will drive the kefs
>>64699628my recommendation is bookshelf speakers atop speaker stands. i reccomend kef ls50.
So the Amazon store in my country is actually selling the pair of LSR 308 cheaper than the LSR 305.Is it a mistake from the store's fault? Should I buy them now before they fix it?
>>64699631your 5.1 system looks compatible with brands like monitor, dali, elac, so a new receiver may not add much in sound qualitythis is an evil suggestion, but you might take one of your smaller speakers and bring it to an audio store where they sell dynaudio speakers, and compare it to the Excite or Emit bookshelf size models, and find out if you hear a difference
>>64690412Right in the feels I bought these off massdrop for $180 recently. The hiss went away when i set them the volume on them to 4. That limits them to the volumes of a cheap $12 pair of pc speakers though.>>64690939Check out monoprices dirt cheap bookshelf speakers. The Dayton audio's are interesting but the monoprice's seem to be slightly better and the same damn cost, maybe cheaper. They're both clearly based on the same designs.
>my face when people discuss anything other than elac being an option under 1000 dollarydoos>>64691914I own them and the bass is dogshit to naked unaided ears, no response chart needed. I deeply regret my purchase. I should have waited a year.
>>64692838You have to power it externally most likely. THe audio port is not going to provide power. You would also need a power inverter because 12v and 120v are not the same youll destroy it pre fast.
>>64692175The gold standard is the Lepai 2020https://www.amazon.com/Lepai-LP-2020TI-Instruments-TPA3118-Amplifier/dp/B071FJF4FF/It used to be like $20 but they built a name for themselves. I have one at work driving my monoprice bookshelf speakers and its great. Does its job without any hiss/hum and can get loud enough to damage your hearing.
Infinity Reference 2000.3 Main / Stereo Speakersare these speakers good?i found them in my grandfathers attic along with some onkyo stereo system from the 1990s literally from circuit city
What's good in ear monitor for 50$ to 100$ range /g/?
>>64700199they were good before harman group/jbl gutted them
>>64698552Yeah it's not a myth, those class-d amps make the LSR hissy as fuck.They tend to amplify any flaw in your sound or power source.
How the fuck do I buy Miccas in Europe?
what's better?Dayton sub-1200 or a Bic F-12for music.I want a decent 25hz sub for cheap to go with my new book shelf speakers.
How much of a premium would I have to pay until I get something better than Klipsch Promedia 2.1 for similar use case?
>>64694232games of all kindsmoviesand music well i dont have a fav genre just songs i likeso something with good everything lows mids and highs loli want the whole package
>>64701736a 15 year old Z-2300 is better
>>64695603Are you that gay retard from headphones discord channel? Lol
Have you seen apple shills praising some apple shit speaker on reddit? Looks like apples marketing team took too much coke I understand that you need to shill your products to have better sales but this is too much
>>64700199the woofers look damaged
>>64701668so what's better Bic f12 or Dayton sub1200
>>64695232>>64692427>>64690412i only hear the hissing if put ear on tweeter itself
>>64695232For what it's worth, I don't think the hiss is much of an issue. I have the lsr305s about an arm length away and I can't hear any hiss or other abnormal sound. The hiss is certainly there as a result of the class D amp technology but until you turn the volume knob on the speaker all the way up and listen very closely it's not disturbing or even audible.
>>64690412at least you know it's working.
I currently own a pair of JMlab chorus 705S (which I got from my dad, he said they're great), and I drive them using some chink topping VX1 ampWould getting a better amp noticeably improve the sound quality?
>>64700101stop complaining about your $20-a-piece speakerthat's the cost of a dinner date with sandwiches with ur gfupgrade to a $65-a-piece speaker for some bass without the hisswhen you're done fucking around, get a $500-a-piece-and-up speaker like atc or dynaudio for most of the bass without the bloaty feels
>>64690412I have an account on Yahoo answers, on and off top 10 for a certain genre reguarding computers.To become top 10 Using multiple search engines is a must and here is what I quickly thought of reguarding Your question.https://duckduckgo.com/?q=most+watched+ebay&t=ffnt&ia=webWhat people buy in large numbers is a good indicator of Popularity price and quality.Be creative, use this tool to see what the world is actually paying for.
>>64703267>Recommended amplifier power 25-100Wany used 50-70 wpc receiver would do the job ($10)
>>64703397fuck off with your ad count spam
>>64695232I'm confused by this. Did anon not realize that his equipment is hissing and now that he's told it is he's disappointed? Surely it's not a problem if he can't hear it. What kind of dream consumer have been created here?
>>64703474I dont do add count spam, Make note I never specified anything other then a search, just look at the actual link and You can Use any search engine with the information provided.Use all tools without bias to achieve a goal and most importantly never forget mindless anger is a crutch.its ok, everybody learns.
>>64701668which ever one is cheaperur not going to get any real 25hz from a lower cost sub, not that dayton isnt good for what it does
>>64703546what the fuck language are you usingand are you from this galaxy
New best speaker under $1000
>>64690412My Logitech speakers just die, what are some good speakers without planned obsolescence?
what is the consensus on NuPrime amplifiers?i'm considering buying the NuPrime IDA-8 for a 2.1 setup
>>64703958real speakers and separate amplifier.
>>64704062What can I have for 200$?
>>64703512I don't own it yet. But as far as speaker upgrades go, the 305's are what I've been wanting to buy for a while now.>>64695461They look good I suppose. Does /g/ still trust Z Reviews' opinion?
>>64703700https://www.reddit.com/r/audiophile/comments/7wwtqy/apple_homepod_the_audiophile_perspective/Under $2000. Just look at that FR
>>64704060>NuPrime IDA-8http://blog.son-video.com/en/2015/12/review-nuprime-ida-8/seems alright
>>64703958Its a complicated question, What exactly are You looking to do with these Speakers, Wireless? or Soundbar or something to compliment a recording Studio?Are You trying to avoid surprises or Are You looking for something along the line of Old and Heavy Pioneer speakers and all that comes with a costly system like that?For example here is something that Came into my field of view But something like this Gemini AS-15P 15 Its good but it will not be perfect for everybody You see?
>>64704205>reddityeah, no>5 inch wide skein of marketing yarn/toiletpaperrolland fuck off with your bullshit FR you macfag idiot
>>64704244Not wireless, I'm not looking for something specific, I just want speakers for music (so with good bass) and video games to put on my PC, something that will last for a very long time.
>>64704282you can't refute facts
>>64704205looks alright for a completely dsp bent speakerif you don't mind a mono source with low spl and high distortion why not. certainly better than most of the other attempts at a mobile wireless speaker thingy around
>>64704320What's your current amp and source? Budget? Room size?
>>64703700Already ordered one. It will be paired with Schiit Bifrost Multibit for ultimate listening experience.
>>64704385First this I thought I would do when I saw review, troll mesurbators and ‘objectivists’ with this because they can go fuck themselves, can’t measure directional tweeters and wave guides you cocksuckers.
>>64704391Distortion is also low. Get two for stereo and <$1K speakers still can't beat it.
>>64704396>current amp and source?My dead speakers are Logitech SPEAKER SYSTEM Z523, I used to put them on my 3,5 Jack PC input.>Budget?200$>Room size?It's a small room for one person.
>>64704320Most people are happy to stick with a single name brand.Logitech Z506 and its like 45 bucks for a 5.1 audio system Its 75 watts, it falls perfectly in line with Basic sound system type audio for pretty much every gaming computer, 75 watts is just right.I dont know if its future proof but....If I was in Your frame of mind, I would look at 5.1 surround sound and as cheesy as this sounds, Stick to a Favorite brand name.
>>64704463it's alright at 70dB considering the size, but goes to shit beyond that. again, it's neat for what it is, but that's about it. it should be compared to other mobile speakers where it could really shine, instead of similar priced conventional speaker designs, which will still outperform it by far in your typical listening distance of a home theater or music setup
>>64704501I don't give a fuck about the brand and really want something future proof, but maybe I'll try that if I don't find something better.
>>64704385That guy has probably no idea of how to measure a speaker in a correct way.Anything bellow 300Hz is meaningless and anything above isn't much better: no gating or anechoic conditions (he even acknowledges leaving the speaker on a reflective surface), too much smoothing.
>>64697934have you even seen the articles the "audiophile press" shits out about that thing ?https://www.stereophile.com/content/schiit-audio-yggdrasil-da-processor>"Are you smiling?">"Yup," he replied. He'd known in advance that the Ragnarok wouldn't look good on standard tests. But he hadn't warned us: The Ragnarok's output-stage bias program responds to music sources, not signal generators.The lad is just grinning because HE KNOWS he's selling shit and that these morons will gobble up every single bullshit buzzword he uses to make his 3000$ stainless steel brick look good.
>>64690412I've got an Asus Zenith Extreme mobo, do I really need a DAC for my HD650s?
>>64704463Yes, great job spending less than $1000 on paired speakerphones.>>64704467QAcoustics 2010i - About $129 new - Also used speakers with ~5" woofers by KEF, Music Hall (Marimba), Elac (B5), KEF, Wharfedale. If you want louder, JBL passives or Klipsch passives, used.Low cost used 50W receiver by Sony - About $10.Low cost (lower quality)* used 10" subwoofer - About $50 to $70.* You won't find good subwoofers, used or new, unless you go over $200, or you get lucky on Craigslist.
>>64704726ofc you need a DACtake a look at Schiit Bifrost Multibitgreat piece of audiophool gearthen buy an AB switch
>>64700101this episode was amazing.
>>64704726ive never used a DAC with my 650sthey sound great (except for "The Veil")
>>64703450ok thanks man
>>64704813>QAcoustics 2010iI think I'll check it out, thanks a lot.
Someone from /mu/ suggested that I post this here, so I'll give it a shot and see where this goes.I use a stereo receiver for playing (and digitally recording) my LPs. Lately I've been trying to look for a new receiver because the one I've been using (Yamaha RX-V495) has been getting faulty---as a result of it wearing down, it's been causing a 60 Hz hum in my digital LP recordings.I already tried getting another Yamaha receiver a week ago. It *did* work in the sense that it got rid of the 60 Hz hum, but the background hiss is pretty loud and I can only go up to volume 30 (out of 100) for my recordings---any louder and it starts to distort. Never had any sort of volume problems with the previous receiver.So at this point I know that getting a new receiver will fix my hum problem, I just don't know which one to get. Any recommendations? Please don't recommend the ART USB phono, I tried using that and it didn't work for shit
>>647055441. is your turntable hooked into the Phono input of receiver2. are there earth or ground wires from your turntable, and are they attached to your receiver3. does either receiver hum when they are "turned" to inputs that are not the turntable4. what kind of turntable is it
Total shitter here. Will Dayton B652 ($30) and Lepai LP-2020TI ($25) be a good combo for playing games on TV? I don't need them to be really loud.
>>64690412after I returned two powered speakers because of hiss when nothing played I went for thisvery happy with itI just wish i was rich enough to test 3-5 different speakers to have any idea whats good :(would love to test KEF 100, or some wharfdale or elacs
>>64706280whats with all these faggots and those shitty tiny chink amps
>>64706547they are tiny so they fit everywhere, especially fitting for pc desktop speakers unlike the classic huge home cinema marantz receiver or some shitthey are really good at what they do, no distortion even at high volumesthey consume tiny wattage so you dont give a fuck letting them go nonstopthey are build like tanks in full metal body with serious feel of qualitytheir design is relatively simple and fool proofbut do not mistake $20 lepai for smsllepai is very budget one, smsl is higher tierthough both are D amps.all in all, you get better sound by buying cheap amp preferably with dac included and pumping money in to speakers than buying $300 amps
>>64704687It's a boys club between the manufacturers and the reviewers/forums. Layers of purple prose to obfuscate and gatekeep what transparent audio is, twisting it into their own colored, distorted sales fantasy pitch. If you couldn't make it as a writer, at least theres always openings to shill for audiophile products.>ListeningLive music may be viewed as a continuously pulsating wavefront. If you hold your hand up, you can almost feel it. Recorded music is a coded narrative simulacrum of that pulsing wavefront. If anything in the recording or playback chain interrupts, bends, truncates, or haphazardly disrupts the original (live) continuity—all the world's smart guys can never restore its hyperfragile relationships of time, frequency, and amplitude. Love, music, and poetry live only in the undamaged continuity of those relationships. (Unlike the stock market or election polling, music is not a stochastic process.)In home stereo, accurate tonal characters and lifelike rhythms are the surest indicators of an unmolested musical narrative. If we look at audio historically, it's pretty obvious that digital has been (mostly) hammer-and-tongs rough on this sacred continuity. Whether in the recording studio or at home, digital's punch-press aggressiveness can be recognized by the (usually) hard, mechanical nature of its playback. In contrast to the digital norm, the Yggdrasil's sound felt distinctly nonaggressive, nonartificial. Even before it was broken in, I could sense the Yggy's gentle touch and hear the music's relatively unmolested continuity.
>>64706280BX2 are at the top in their cost category so if you wanted to upgrade the choices would be speakers in the 1 to 3 K range; wharfedale and elac would probably not be better and KEF 100 would be a step down
>>64706642why are big amps so popular if those tiny things can do the same thing? all other tech is always getting smaller and better but audio isnt.
>>64704282>hating apple so much that you refuse to admit the homepod is goodthe homepod has faults, but most of them are due to marketing department making it apple-only, so its potential market is small. i love the fact that they have dsp in an affordable consumer tier product
>>64704813high-msrp but low-price-used speakers always always turn up on craigslist; its rare to find QAcoustics on craiglist thoughhttps://maine.craigslist.org/ele/d/jbl-stereo-speakers-made-in/6472818931.html$50https://nh.craigslist.org/ele/d/onkyo-amplifier-and-cd-player/6490373287.html$25https://nh.craigslist.org/ele/d/harman-kardon-arv-230/6493050074.html$20https://vermont.craigslist.org/ele/d/audio-technica-at-lp60/6485123747.html$50https://nh.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-receiver-dvd-player/6442236554.html$50 lol-levelhttps://nh.craigslist.org/ele/d/denon-avrsurround-sound/6474601002.html$40 should be $25a bit of driving nets a decent system for about $200, with good resale value on the turntable and actually everything else -- so much for spending $300 plus on meme powered monitors that hiss, unless the intent is hobbyist studio work
>>64706906audiophilia is immune to progress
>>64706906>why are big amps so popular if those tiny things can do the same thing?because they can't. guess what? chinks lie. a 50W Lepai is 50W peak into 4 ohm, which is 25W peak into 8 ohm, which is ~10W continuous in 8 ohm. yes, class D amps are good and they're making high quality audio gear affordable and more powerful, but a little $50 chinese amp isn't going to power full-sized towers to 110dB. you can get full sized class D amps, and those are getting fairly common
Are any of these models good for studio monitors? JBL HLS 610JBL L20TJBL M5BOSE MODEL 21
>>64690412>tfw jbl'di have lsr 305 and 310spent like $600 for the setup so its not too bad but man... how do i stop the hissing?
>>64706906i'd guess they're good for certain kinds of speakers (good sensitivity) and for lower volume in smaller rooms in an apartment in nearfield -- they're relatively costly for their limitations, actually, but they fill a niche as described by the other anon; im not sure they're "popular" as much as they're trendy; i prefer mid-sized amps that can drive a few 4-ohm speakers
>>64707213the first two will do a decent job
>>64707250sit further away
>>64707292but you can hear the hiss across the room in quiet settings
>>64707250sell the JBLs; get Yamaha HS8 or Adam A7 used
>>64707348lol, oh god
>>64707348really? I heard the 308 in my friends living room and never heard any self noise
>>647057781. Yes2. My turntable did come with a ground wire, and yes it's connected to the receiver3. The old receiver I have that I've been using hums on every input, not just the phono one4. It's a Denon DP-45FIt's the old receiver that's causing the 60 Hz hum, trust me. Switching to a new receiver fixed my issue and got rid of the hum completely but I wasn't satisfied with the new receiver because of the way the volume works on it. The recorded LP audio would come out VERY quietly as a result of me recording at 30% volume (and as I mentioned already I couldn't go any higher than that as the audio would get distorted)
>>64707251arent 4 ohm speakers the cheapest possible speakers that usually get bundled with those mini hifi things that you can buy for $30? those are the only things i have seen with 4 ohm speakers. >$100 speakers are usually 8 ohm or at least 6
>>64707606why not repair the old receiver instead of buying new? /g/ fags should know how to solder.
>>64691846I bought klipsch r-14m's at $100 on amazon. No complaints here.
>>64707818>/g/ fags should know how to solder.Knowing how is only a small part of the answer. Knowing what, where and when to solder is much more important.As my manager used to say, " A 14-year old can repair these machines, if only he knows how."
>>64707887>A 14-year old can repair these machines, if only he knows how.I was playing with oscilloscopes at 14. Step it up.
>>64697934God knows how you define accuracy in regards to unnaturally produced sounds like everything that isn't classical.
>>64707818I'd be down to send it to a shop for repair, I just don't know where to send it. Would having it fixed cost me less than getting a new receiver?I have the money for either option, I just wanna know.
>>64701668As a person who had both, I can say the F-12 is better. The amp's way more powerful, the bass is audible down to ~27hz, and it has SPDIF and four way binding post pass throughs. The Sub-1200 is still good, but its boomy, rolls off at 35hz, feels kinda cheap, and has a weaker amp (half gain is normal listening level on this, while the bic is loud at 30-40% gain.).
>>64708200It's still defined as neutral and accurate, true to the signal. No need to be upsold on some expensive boutique DAC that's audibly imperceptible (once gain/level matched) from 99% of DACs in consumer devices for the past decade. Spend that money on great studio monitors and room treatment/dsp if you want neutral transparent audio without the audiophile markup or bullshit.>http://audioundone.com/loudspeakers_winer>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYTlN6wjcvQ>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvireu2SGZMthis guys shilling his own room treatment shit but he's teaching the truth.
Just bought some Jamo c103s for 180. How did I do?
>>64707606if you still have your turntable preamp, you might connect only the preamp and listen to the output through headphones through preamp - sometimes the circuitry inside the turntable, especially the tonearm connections to the cartridge can be loose or faultya photo of the turntable connections to the receiver may be usefulalso found this:https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?t=70443"You can create a ground wire for the turntable chassis by connecting some stranded 20 gauge wire to any clean spot on metal chassis of turntable. You should be able to find a screw that goes into metal chassis of turntable somewhere, but if you can't find a screw already there, you can go ahead and drill a 1/16 inch (1.5 mm) hole anywhere in the metal chassis of this thing and fasten a wire to chassis using a small sheet metal screw.Hum caused by an ungrounded metal chassis has a "buzzy" high frequency quality to it. Hum caused by a bad cartridge ground sounds more low frequency, without the buzz. Also unconnected cartridge ground is VERY loud. and pretty much kills off the music coming from cart, which will be easily audible if you have an unconnected chassis ground.You may need to get yourself a cheap DVM [digital voltimeter] with a resistance scale and use it to check and see if one of your cartridge grounds is supposed to connect to chassis. Some turntables do this, rather than using a chassis ground. Just hook one probe to outside ring of RCA connector on each channel and the other probe to a clean unpainted spot on metal chassis. Do this for each RCA plug. Be sure that you are using the lowest resistance scale on DVM, 20 ohms or 200 ohms, but nothing higher, so you can read down to 1 ohm or less. If there is continuity (1 ohm or less) between the ground on either RCA plug and the chassis of turntable, then you don't need a chassis ground. Just be sure that connection to chassis ground is not loose or corroded." - joe z
>>64708425Cheaper to find an $8 receiver with a phono stage at a thrift store. Repairs would be at least $50.>>64708076Fire hazard and worse messing around with power amp parts if you don't have experience.
Sorry to go all "cable shielding" on you guys, but if there is 60 hz hum, make sure the rca lines are moved away from AC cords.Also the underside of the turntable can have issues with wiring, as well as the circuit boards. Luckily there is a lot of DIY diagnostic info on the internet.
>>64706906part of the reason they're so big is to get the power supply as far away from the amp stage (inside the casing) as possible to reduce interference. small amps (the good ones) use external power supplies that are often bigger than the amp itself.
>>64701736you could keep the subwoofer part of the promedia and add on a cheap receiver and some real speakers that might cost 30-50 bucks as a step up
Actual bat here with ultrasonic hearing24/96 for lifeAMA
>>64692985Thought about audioengine, but wanted something with a bit more size and umph
>>64708936768/32 for lifepleb bat
>>64701792if you live in europe, and its more for music, you may find a pair of second-hand Dynaudio 1.3 mk ii for about 900 euros or less; they need an 80 to 100 wpc amp; if its more for games/movies, a less expensive dali, or monitor audio bronze
>>64708788Good, goy, it's dangerous. I'll just sell you another one.You don't need experience to keep from fucking stuff up that bad. You just need a basic understanding of electricity. At one time every person with experience had none and gained it by doing it. Most audio electronics are pretty tame. I was salvaging multi-kilovolt power supply parts out of malfunctinoning CRTs at 14. The secret? Unplug it and discharge HV capacitors with a resistor on an stick on an insulator. Then short it out with a piece of foil because of some weird dielectric effects
>>64707802probably, but some 4 and 2 ohm speakers are among the best in the world, like the Evidence Platinum, when you want to fill your mansion ballroom with some catchy tunes.
>>64708788but wouldn't an $8 receiver at a thrift store be more likely to cause 60 Hz hum? i'd rather send my receiver in for repair than do that.plus, if a receiver is that cheap at a thrift then chances are the audio quality might sound like shit
>>64709248I think it depends on the brand and the condition of the electronics. I've actually never had problems with hum or noise in buying used Sony, Denon, Rotel, Onkyo receivers from thrift stores. But I don't use vinyl either... because of the hum and the grounding issues. The cheapest non-troubleshoot solution would be to find a good but cheap used receiver and hook it up.I found an $800 Cambridge Audio HT amp at a Goodwill two years ago -- it was on sale for $3. It was under an RCA VHS player ($5) and an SoundDesign 20 watt receiver ($10). I mean, twist my arm. I've bought some bad CD-platter tray players, but never have had trouble with receivers. In any event, if there were a problem, Goodwill takes it back and you don't lose your $8 investment, lol.
>>64709353There *were* some receivers at my nearest local Goodwill store, I'll go back and check to see if they work.Assuming they don't, would I be better off sending my old receiver for repair afterwards?
>>64709375I'd say probably not, because the repair might run over $200. And it might be your turntable cartridge, or your turntable. This is why vinyl has its drawbacks.
>>64709397It's not the turntable.I started getting into vinyl in 2014---the receiver I've been using since then was a hand-me-down given to me by my dad. The 60 Hz hum has always been in my LP recordings, even when I switched turntables last year. The hum completely disappeared when I switched the old receiver with a new one a few days ago. I won't be able to go to Goodwill today, but assuming the receivers they have there are in shit condition, at this point I honestly see nothing wrong in paying that much for a repair.
>>64692603Are deathclaws good for audio or should i try more mutie parts?
>>64690412>low cost, non powered speakersI think you want to get a pair of headphones, hang them on your neck, and max out the volume
>>64708929I don't actually own the promedia, I'm just looking for something to get and it's being recommended the most - I just want to know if there are decent alternative options at a slight premium since I can spend a bit more and I don't like getting the mainstream option.
>>64709353>>64709375Those Goodwill places sound like magic. The closest i have to that where I live is the salvation army. They have a few records and fewer CDs, but nothing to do with actual audio equipment.
>>64691846Scythe Kro Craft Rev.B
>>64703700Is that a Mac Pro?Or a NY subway trash can?
>>64709894It's a best speaker under $1000.
>>64690412I picked up Bowers & Wilkins 202is for twenty doll𝘢rs at Goodwill.I'm not pissing around. I went there with 15 dollars to see what I could get for memes. I was being goofy pretending that I was some poor fuck in some twisted accent, but then I saw the speakers. "Wood enclosed speakers... at Goodwill?" I said. It seemed to good to be true. They were priced at $30, double my budget, so I asked the cashier if I could pay $15 for just one speaker. She said yes. I paid 15 fucking dollars for a B&W speaker.So I came back the next day giddy because I'd already used the shit out of the first speaker cause it's so good. $15 in hand. Ready.I take the speaker to counter and, "Uhhh, that'll be five dollars."f i v e d o l l a r sSame cashier and everything, she just forgot.Goodwill has employees that are so retarded they work miracles.Never underestimate them.
>>64710553sometimes they deep discount the sticker price because of the color code of the sticker depending on the day - either way, a killer find for B&W
>>64710553Power handling: 60W, 100W peakFrequency Range: 53Hz to 22KhzBass Loading: Forth-order vented alignmentFrequency Response: 66Hz to 20Khz +/- 3DBSensitivity: 90db (2.83V, 1m)Impedance: 4 OhmsDimensions:359mm (14in) Height210mm (8.25 in) Width188mm (7.5 in) Depth4.1kgYou found a ferro-tweeter and a polyglass woofer speaker pair for $5. Holy shit.
>>64694857>The auto turn on is at the top of the reasonsYou too good for a turn-on wire?
>>64696674probably a troll but use airplay
>>64691914Are there resources to help understand measurements? Been browsing audiosciencereviews, perhaps I missed a thread that explains everything.
>>64710956http://novo.press/understanding-speaker-specifications-and-frequency-response/wiki article is goodhttp://blog.shure.com/how-to-read-a-microphone-frequency-response-chart/because the FR of the microphone receiving the speaker output is relevant
Is it true?
>>64711032Some people are speculating it is difficult or impossible to measure them because the results could be different every time. Really though, you shouldn't expect anything from reddit bandwagoners.
>>64711032>But most of those review seem to have avoided making precise measurements of teh HomePod's audio output, instead relying on personal experience to give generalized impressions
>>64706642>>64706993>>64707119>>64707251Retards. All of you.
>>64711055You could test them against other speakers in several different environments
>>64707802Your amp will output more power with lower impedance speakers. Usually car audio is standard with 4 ohm speakers per channel. The thing is, though, the amp will run considerably hotter (which increases distortion among other things) and may not even be stable running loads that small.
>>64711032>>64711055>>64711058It's all so Magical®
>>64707250Get an amp with a lower noise floor
>>64691846lsr 305s don't hiss unless you have a shit power source and are less than 18 inches from the conesthey're totally fine
SPEAKER DO NOT HISS ON THEIR OWNHISS COMES FROM THE AMPLIFIER OR SOURCE PLAYED FROM
>>64695603mine is in the same league amp wise
>>64711141it's a powered speaker, tho, "Dude"the shit is built-in
>>64711131Until you turn up the volume to medium.
>>64711131This.>Shitty rig I've had since like high school>Speakers hiss>Build new rig>Speakers don't hiss because I actually bought decent parts
>>64692227hey that projector display looks nice. what projector do you use?
>>64692838>won't turn onDid you actually connect the amplifier to a power source?
>>64704726Never used a zenith extreme, but it's reasonably common for high-end boards to have a good DAC implementation these days, and HD650 isn't that transparent compared to a good IEM. Chances are good that you wouldn't notice any improvement with an external DAC.
What are some good used speakers to hunt for on eBay for around 100 bucks? Has to be somewhat small. Using it for a wide range of genres but mostly jazz and hip hop all is probably need a warm sounding speaker. Thanks.
>>64711866>100 dollarsMay as well pick yourself a brand new pair of Mica speakers
>>64711912Yes. Though perhaps post your region and that one anon that is great at finding deals on craigslist can help you out.
>>64711934That'd be super useful, I'm in Portland Oregon area if that helps.
>>64707250the hissing isn't that bad bud. You just can't stop hearing it since /g/ latched on to insulting some of the best speakers in their price range.
>>6470807614? That's like Freshman/Sophomore in high school. I was using lasers to carry signals and hooking solar panels up to speakers n shiet
>>64711539noice setup. but make sure the tweeters are at ear level, or at least pointed at your ears. you happy with them?
>>64707250What's your source?
>>64711389>leaguewhich amp again?
>>647111164 ohm speakers can be overpowered easily even with a cheap amp. i tested this with a small 4 ohm speaker and it started to smell like something was burning in it and i burned my fingers too when i touched it. was surprised that it did not stop working even thought it was abused like that. amp was some shitty 80chinkwpc.
>>64714434picture of the speaker i used
what subwoofer for a large lounge area for ls50? I was think rel t7i
>>64714911for that price I'd rather get a pair of svs sb/pb 1000much better coverage and flexibility with a pair
>>64715158i guess i could but i prefer the speaker level input on the rel.
>>64715158and the sub outputs on my preamp are summed so two subs isnt an option
>>64715190what's wrong with the speaker level input on the svs?
>>64715197there arent any im pretty sure rca only
>>64715208there are>>64715194summed bass is fine, you don't want two subs for the stereo bass, but for better coverage and flexibility in placement fighting modes
>>64715212NVM im retarded. what sort of placement would you recommend? I was thinking of getting one for now and placing it along the left wall pictured.
>>64715222I'd start either in the corner for maximum gain, but more adjustment needed in terms of phase and crossover, or on the same radius the ls50 are on, starting right in the middle and moving to a side listening to what's happening to the side wall modes. that room looks like a single sub might be fine
>>64715250putting it in the gap on the cabinet on the right wouldn't be a good idea would it?
>>64715268if it fits why not, especially when crossovering low that bit of wood won't be any obstacle to those wavelenghts. but often the placement that looks best sounds the worst so don't rely on it
>>64715286Yeah exactly what i thought. What should I set the crossover frequency on the sub? I was thinking between 60 and 80hz. Any rough idea?
>>6471529770-85Hz is a good place to start, but don't be afraid to go as low as the ls50 can handle if you can avoid some boom with it and you don't need the increased spl from taking all the load off the kefs
>>64709104whats a dali?
So I`m moving out to a new house, will have a 5 x 5 meters room dedicated to music and gaming in my pc, I want to buy a av receiver with 4 bookshelf speakers, center channel and a subSo my budget is around 1300 usd, what would you recommend?
>>647163705 lsr 305, 2 lsr310 and a hardware to make a 5.2
redbull me on horn tweeters. why would you want or not want them?
>>64716478and don't forget the av preamp for another $1000 to get xlr pre outs>>64716505you want them for high efficiency and long throw, for example on PA systems
>>64716846you can just get a cheapo soundblaster/asus 5.1 soundcard and use 3x dual XLR male - 3.5mm splitter for front/rear L/R and subwoof (connected from L or R through output to another LSR 305). You don't need a expensive box with xlr pre-outs, if his motherboard has 5.1 even that will be okay.>https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YSAVUZ2/>https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Audigy-Performance-Headphone/dp/B00EO6X4XG/
>>64690412http://www.philharmonicaudio.com/aa.htmland a used Adcom amp.It's really hard to make $300 work, but you can get close. If you are willing to "save while you play" get some sort of Tripath amp at first.
>>64716505Realistic reproduction of sound.
>>64695603I hope (and suspect) that peter millet's stuff would gel well with Pass labs stuff. There is a really interesting little tube buffer circuit he posted recently if you are at all into DIY stuff.Other than that, maybe a used Naim?
Rate my setup and suggest a subwoofer and a cassette deck.Also post your setup in text form, faggots.>SpeakersWharfedale Diamond 10.2>AmpOnkyo 9155>DACAudinst HUD Mx1>TurntableTechnics 1210 MK2 with Nagaoka MP110>HeadphonesSennheiser HD600
Anyone know what the deal is with these? LSR306P's, seem new. https://www.amazon.com/JBL-2-Way-Powered-Studio-Monitor/dp/B0787KRJ9Hhttp://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/3-series-mkii/306p-mkiiLSR305's still claim a slightly better frequency response though.
>>64718143One 306 costs like two 305s. I think it will be much better idea to buy 305s and a sub.
>>64690412What do I set up the JBL's with aside from connecting them directly to the PC? I want to push them a bit more, because I'm sure I'm wasting them at this point.The standard hissing from the amp is fine but once I go above 7 on the volume dial I get another level of hissing.
>>64690412Is there a difference between 2x 6.3mm to 3.5mm and a 2x XLR to 3.5mm? If both costed the same what should I go for when searching for cables for the studio monitors?
>>64718194I mean, I'm good personally. Just bringing them up as I've never heard of them and they're supposedly discontinuing the LSR305's for them. If they can solve some of the issues people had with interference and buzzing they could be really interesting.
>>64718354if your speaker has unbalanced TS or cinch inputs, then use these. if not, then using an adapter to get your unbalanced signal on an balanced TRS or XLR input loses 6dB of gain, but the connector itself makes no difference.
>>64718447they're still pretty new so it will take some time till they settle at a price similar to the old generation.the 306 is not a replacement, it's new to the lineup, both the 305 and 308 got a new mkII version aswell
>>64711400That doesn't make my statement false. Speakers only play the information given to them
>>64718464I'm trying to figure out what cables to order for the 305s.I'm left with TRS or XLR?
>>64718638yeah, makes no difference
>>64718742Spoonfed as fuck but should I look at higher price range for the TRSs or is it like HDMI cables and just get the cheapest?
>>64718786good connectors (neutrik, amphenol, sommer) will break less and last a lot more cycles of plugging, not so important with a fixed speaker setup. since you're using an unbalanced line the cable itself mustn't be super trash and at least somewhat shielded, but that's about it when it comes to line level signals
>>64718786Not the same guy, but I bought some TS cables from Amazon once that had a shielding issue, so just read reviews. You shouldn't have to spend anymore than the minimum, just make sure people haven't said anything bad about them.
>>64708561Just FYI but the position on the gain control isn't indicative of amp power, the adjustable gain range is strictly a design decision and the gain one sub amp has at 50% isn't going to actually result in the same amplification as a completely different sub amp at 50%. A sub can very well handle more power and produce higher SPL while having less maximum gain than another.
>>64706280I've got a pair of BX2 as well, they're great speakers aside from the typical lack of low-end. Can be remedied with a sub though.
>>64691997.........how did you do this?
>>64707250Turn volume down on speakers, turn gain up.
>>64720861Time and effort
>>64715222>all the room for tower speakers>use meme LS50Why? Even something basic like a Polk S50 sounds better.
>>64721178Because he's a tard
What's a decent tape deck mainly for listening purposes?Used Nakamichi isn't as cheap as it used to be.
>>64721178Isn't the imaging for the LS50s supposed to be amazing? Perhaps he wanted that.
>>64712278portland OR has some of the best selection of speakers in the worldfor $100 or less, speakers up top likely to have better bass:https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ele/d/boston-acoustics-cr7/6458201394.htmlhttps://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/ele/d/yamaha-speakers-model-ns-6390/6486265555.htmlhttps://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ele/d/boston-acoustics-cr57/6456958897.htmlhttps://portland.craigslist.org/clk/ele/d/reduced-dcm-kx10-tower/6461679898.htmlhttps://portland.craigslist.org/yam/ele/d/jbl-speakers-3/6465636891.htmlhttps://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ele/d/boston-a40-bookshelf-speakers/6476615769.htmlhttps://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ele/d/boston-acoustics-cs23/6458085618.htmlsingle speaker deal (maybe buy both for a weird mix)https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/ele/d/jbl-bookshelf-speakers-n28/6484530590.htmlhttps://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/ele/d/single-kefspeaker/6493308503.htmloutside price range ($120)https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ele/d/bang-olufsen-s50-beovox/6463567994.htmlthese above might be really good but theyre ancienthttps://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ele/d/polk-audio-r40-floor-standing/6478097878.htmlpolks aren't real "accurate" but they're loud, and the last one likely has loud but not necessarily extended bass
>>64721281No subwoofer to compensate in the slightest on the low end. Imaging be damned. Could have bought a used set of floor standing speakers and had it 90%+ there.
>>64721281We have them as demo speakers at work and I'm totally underwhelmed by them. They were good a few years ago but the more equipment I test the less I have respect for the LS50
>>64721331I spy some wires running off on the right side. Could be a sub somewhere over there out of picture.
>>64721325Find me something in Minneapolis please. $800 or lesshttps://minneapolis.craigslist.org>I have all the space in the world
>>64721349Looks like Ethernet and Cable to me
>>64711032There are lots of terrible $1000 speakers out there so probably.
>>64715222this entire set up is wasted space
I got one of those SMSL chink amps based on TPA3118D2DAP to try out. Well I've had it for a month and it's still working which is great. Actually, I couldn't tell a difference between it and my other ''proper'' amps. Except for the noise floor, which is fucking awful. Not a bad amp to pair with some cheap bookshelfs.
>>64717239Hint hint, I've narrowed down my choice of preamp to one of the ones you mentioned. I'm in negotiations with a guy who has one for sale locally. Allah be willing, I'll be picking it up this weekend.
>>64721349I'm after a sub hence why I posted in this thread. The ls50 were originally in a much smaller space but since I've moved i now have a larger lounge. Am I better off selling them and buying floorstanders?
>>64721528That gap will probably be populated with a htpc and sub
>>64722739Despite some posters here hating them, they're supposed to be good. You already have them, get a sub and see how it sounds. You can always sell them at a later point.
>>64722827definitely will do in the smaller space i had them in you could actually get away without running one. I'll probably end up getting a sealed svs
>>64718823>>64718823What do you mean with unbalanced line? The 305 says on the back “balanced input”. Or are those different things?Aren’t all TRS balanced