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  1. Quinton595

    I want to check whether a preconception I have about Active Vs. Passive speakers is true.

    Hello everyone, I recently acquired my first actual set of audio source gear -- A Schiit stack consisting of a Modius and a Jotunheim, being used for my computer and headphones. I am considering adding a Gjallarhorn to power some near-field bookshelf speakers, sitting on the desk in front of...
  2. R

    Best way to connect a powered speaker to a powered sub?

    Hello everyone! I recently got my Hivi Swans OS-10 for my starting speakers, and now im gradually falling in the Audiophile loop-hole. I was searching first on how to connect these speakers with an active subwoofer such as the Edifier T5s, which also has crossover. It led me in thinking to...
  3. R

    What Nearfield Speakers for Desktop setup €450 budget?

    Hey there, I'm considering getting some nearfield speakers for my desktop setup (placed on the desk) in a small room (3m x 3m). I'm looking for a good fun all-rounder for multimedia—music, games, and movies. I'm leaning towards active speakers and aiming to stay around €450 without a subwoofer...
  4. tusing

    Best nearfields under $5k all-in?

    Hi folks, My KEF LS50W Nocturnes crapped out ($2500, active) and I'm looking for a replacement. My request is that these are: - nearfields (sitting ~3ft away), - functional close to the wall (3-5 inches of separation). - active, or if passive, the price of a good amp can fit in the $5k I...
  5. C

    Best speakers on a budget?

    I made another post before but a lot of the speakers recommended were not loud enough for listening to music around 3 meters away from the speakers. According to the manufacturers. Hey, I have some pretty good headphones and iems but the only speaker I own is an Ultimate ears hyperboom whose...
  6. G

    A large 3 Way curved enclosure

    Building a large 3 Way enclosure Requirement: 3 way speaker active/passive speaker compared against my benchmark reference 4 way active system which scored a perfect 10 with listeners. Subjective requirement: A speaker which could emotionally move the listener, as several people who auditioned...
  7. T

    2.0 options - TV/music in small room - <$500 CAD

    Hi everyone, I want to create an audio setup for TV/Movies in my living room. The speakers are 6ft away from the couch and will be directly in front of a wall. For music listening, I need the sound to reach 10ft behind the speakers (dining room). I have a budget of $500 CAD. Source: Movies/TV...
  8. G

    Amateur wants to develop a speaker based on Purifi PTT4

    Hello all, I am Gian and I am new here. :) I would like to embark on my first "serious" DIY project. But before I sink a ton of money in a project that may be doomed from the start, I would appreciate some feedback from more experienced people on whether what I have in mind makes any sense. I...
  9. gamersensual14

    Best studio monitors for $500 a pair?

    Hey everyone! Some time ago I created a thread asking for the best monitors for $300 a pair, and the finalists were the Adam T5Vs and the Kali LP-6s. Well, now I wanted to actually buy them but I've thought that if I'm going to keep them for a long time maybe it is wise to spend a little more...
  10. WonkyDonkey

    Active amplification for DIY two-way question.

    I'm planning a build of a large, high efficiency active two-way speaker. I had assumed I'd buy a couple of Hypex FA122 (or FA123 - future-proof option!) and the remote kit, as even 50W @ 8 Ohm is enough for stratospheric listening levels. I only need two digital inputs and one analogue balanced...
  11. sweetchaos

    Active Speaker Recommendations for USA (by @sweetchaos)

    I'm constantly asked which speakers to purchase...so, here you go! :D This guide is for ACTIVE speakers. For PASSIVE speakers go here. Click on the "Spoiler" buttons below to expand each section. Readme: Legend: Active Speakers (aka Studio Monitors): Bookshelf speakers (when turned 90deg)...
  12. D

    SEAS Coaxial 3-Way Design Log

    This thread will serve as my log for iterations of this project. I am sharing it publicly for reference and constructive criticism. I am not a speaker design expert, or an audiophile guru. I'm some nerd with irregular, long bursts of free time and a rabbit hole. Building speaker kits was very...
  13. W

    Looking for cheap active speakers with user programmable DSP

    I like to hear music while cooking. I have a Yamaha Pianocraft receiver in the kitchen. With the small (passive) speakers placed in the room corners, I could help their weak bass reproduction a bit. Until a while ago, I was satisfied with the sound that they create. However, "a while ago" I...
  14. S

    Bose is like Apple in discarding . . .

    Apple was in the forefront in quickly discarding zip drive, CD/DVD drive, . . . Bose is discarding passive speakers, 901 VI Series 2 (this one was somewhat like active speaker in the sense that it has line level EQ as opposed to speaker level EQ circuit - EQphobias, please note that typical...
  15. S

    KEF LSX Hi-Res Audiophile Powered Wireless Speakers

    Comes with every factory accessory, double KEF boxes and all manuals. My price is $750 + shipping. They are in perfect condition. They sell $1300 new. $900+ used. They are audiophile speakers that fit the desktop or any other application. I was skeptical until I heard them. There are no...
  16. Thunder22

    Making Paradigm Studio 40's active utilizing Hypex plate amp.

    I have a pair of Paradigm Reference Studio 40's that I would like to make active. They are an 8 ohm, 3 driver, 2-1/2-way passive speaker. Way back when Paradigm also released an active version that was discontinued soon after. Passive version specs: Power Handling (RMS):180 WattsFrequency...
  17. Neto Rare

    FS: HEDD TYPE 20 Studio Monitors (Pair)

    Less than 2 months old and in MINT/Pristine condition. Includes original box and power cords. It will be shipped triple box. Price: $3275 US shipped and PP fee included. Pics here: Also posted on: https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649676754-hedd-type-20-studio-monitors-pair/
  18. Kachda

    speakers for desktop/nearfield listening

    Hi, I would like to get some speakers for my computer desk. Since they will be used nearfield, the most impoartant part is the on-axis being flat i think. I can supplement the bass with a small sub. I have a UMIK-1 to make measurements and I can also run equalizer apo to make small corrections...
  19. xykreinov

    Active Designs & Their Favorability

    Why are active speaker designs so favorable? Should space be available, why wouldn't you want to have the dac, dsp, and amplification devices be independent of the speaker? This allows for easy upgrades if so desired, as well as more control over the hardware in general; you'll likely choose...
  20. C

    Can you connect powered speakers to a dac + amp ( Topping MX3 ) ?

    Hello everyone! First time poster here, I've been lurking this forum for the past few months and am a big fan of this forum's objective and friendly environment [many thanks to Amir] I'm sure a few people are in a similar situation as I am, so help would be greatly appreciated! Primary...
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