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  1. Mystical Boar

    What defines a good near-field speaker?

    I've seen a lot of threads about near-field listening, but I struggle to find a concrete info about what exactly makes a speaker good for near-field listening in terms of measurements. Is it mostly linear on-axis response combined with early reflections and good directivity, or is there...
  2. lostone98

    Which one would be the best choice, the Cyrus One HD vs LEAK STEREO 130 vs PS Audio Sprout 100 Integrated Amplifier's

    Which is the best performer, best features and best buck for the value? I don't have a lot of money. I like the look of LEAK STEREO 130 but the PS Audio Sprout 100 seems to do the most. Sprout100 - PS Audio Cyrus ONE HD - High Resolution integrated amplifier STEREO 130 I don't know much about...
  3. lostone98

    Setup for music and gaming.

    Hello I am new to all this and have never been here before. I hope this is ok to ask. I would like this setup and wondering if someone can say if this setup is ok or is there a cheaper or better setup for the money. Its a AUDIO-GD A1 Balanced Power amplifier ACSS XLR 2x200W 4 Ohms and this...
  4. G

    Recommendations for active near field speakers

    Hello! I have Focal Shape Twins with Burson Composer Dac\Preamp for my desktop setup for music, gaming and movies. So wanted to ask, what would be the logical upgrade for active near field speakers\monitors for the same application. Focal Trio6 BE? Focal Trio11 BE? Or they are better for studio...
  5. Walter

    KEF LSX, Genelec 8020D, iLoud MTM, or JBL A130 for desktop use?

    Does anyone have experience with any two (or more) of these to compare? Or has tried one and found it unsuitable? I am looking for general use speakers for my desk, which is where I spend most of my waking hours. This includes low level (60-65db) background music as well as 85db peaks when...
  6. JL8888

    Turning speakers on their sides or upside down? Need solution for my desktop setup

    I know I am not the only one with this challenge, and I suspect fleshing this out here will help others in the future. I spend a ton of time at my desk and want high-quality sound. My desktop setup, however, is not conducive to good speaker placement. I know turning almost any speaker on its...
  7. mononoaware

    2021 Desktop Setup - Your audio auditioning/archiving system

    Please share a photo of your 2021 audio archive desktop setup. It can be ugly or odd lets see where you analyze your audio. Requirements: use this post as example. Audio: Sabaj DA3 Balanced DAC + Panasonic SC-GA10 Smart speakers. (Audition system is intentionally lower fidelity than...
  8. J

    DIY Passive Speaker Kit for First Timer (Near-Field on Desk)

    Hi all, Does anyone have a DIY passive speaker kit recommendation for a first timer? This would be for use near-field on a desk. In my office at work, so something that sounds good at low volumes. I listen to a wide variety of music and listen to a lot of hip-hop, so a speaker with little bass...
  9. W

    SMSL M400 and SMSL SP200 a good combo?

    Hello everyone, Firstly i'd like to say i am an avid reader of the forum but in no way an expert, in fact i am probably a n00b. now i've got that out the way here is my questions. Gear: SMSL SP200 (RCA In ) SMSL M400 (RCA out) (Optical in) Audio Engine D1 (superseded) Sebaj PHA-2 (superseded)...
  10. bricko

    Hello! Audio newbie looking for advice

    Hi everyone! :) I'm an engineering student and former forum-lurker looking to start my journey into quality audio. I've been looking to get a decent system for a while, and this year I'm actually going to bite the bullet. I've been obsessing over speaker and amplifier reviews, and before I go...
  11. I

    Desktop DAC+amplifier to drive the DT 990 250 Ohm (maybe extended to speakers in future)

    Greetings fine folks. Let's say I got the beyerdynamics DT 990 250 Ohm as a birthday gift. Which is not strictly true, but it matches the situation close enough — I'm not a music / hi-end sound connoisseur, it just so happens that I have those headphones without any relevant knowledge and I...
  12. 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...
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