speakers

  1. 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...
  2. M

    iLoud Precision 6: subjective impressions

    In lieu of proper measurements and objective reviews of the iLoud Precision range, hereby my subjective impressions on the iLoud Precision 6 variance. I had the chance to AB test them in the local music store where they had set up a rig where one could switch between most of the Adam Audio...
  3. Mantra

    looking for passive speakers for rock and hard rock music between 500€ and 1000€

    Hi i'm looking for passive 2 ways speakers for rock music and hard rock , about metal i listen only the first 5 metallica albums and iron maiden , well dream theather and a lot porcupine tree but they not exactly heavy metal I like marantz / denon and and after yamaha amps , i use mostly a dac...
  4. C

    DAC/AMP with 'Audio Accessory Mode'

    I have been reading for hours and I have a question: I have tried the Cyrus Soundkey DAC/AMP with the Samsung Note 8 and it is excellent for music but the Note 8 sends phone calls to it's own built-in speaker/earpiece. I have also found out that the Samsung Note 8 comes with these USB-C...
  5. L

    Separate volume control for speakers and sub?

    Hi, I'm going to get some powered bookshelf speakers with subwoofer but I'd like to control the volume separately for the speakers and sub. Is there some pre-amplifier with this option? or passive volume knob controller with two knobs each for speakers and sub separately? Thanks
  6. L

    Please help me decide with DAC/AMP combo and Speakers

    After tons of searching I'm leaning more towards this configuration to expand my laptop audio, guys please help me if I'm doing right? DAC/Headphone Amp: Schiit Jotunheim with Multibit DAC IE JVC HA-FD01 IEM Speakers: Some active speakers with sub, 2.1 My main goal, besides having good...
  7. L

    Looking for DAC/Headphone/Amp

    Hi folks, Looking for Headphone/Speaker combination for laptop. Can anyone tell me if there is similar solution like SMSL AO300 but fully balanced I/O with EQ tone control? Also, what I don't understand is if I go stack and pick some standalone balanced DAC/Headphone/Amp combo, how can I hear...
  8. K

    Cables to match WiiM Amp paired with Dali Blue 6006 loudspeakers

    Hiho I'm looking to buy the WiiM Amp as soon as it's available in EU: https://www.wiimhome.com/wiimamp/overview Going to use the amp with Dali Blue 6006 loudspeakers, specs can be found here: https://www.dali-speakers.com/media/3259/blue-series-brochure.pdf According to the user manual for the...
  9. G

    Need help choosing passive speakers for my first setup!

    Hi all, currently putting together a turntable setup for a small room, about 10ft by 10ft. Ideally I would like this setup to be able to school for when I move out of my current space and will relocate this setup into a larger living room. I listen to really, all types of music and I'd like to...
  10. C

    7.2.4 HT Speaker Placement/Setup and Other Questions

    Hi all - long time lurker, first time poster. Doing my first real HT setup (Atmos 7.2.4) and would love some input on speaker selection, placement, and other miscellaneous items. LCR: In-Wall KEF Ci3160RL Side surround: In-Wall, KEF ? Rear surround: In-Wall, KEF ? Atmos: In-ceiling, KEF ? AVR...
  11. S

    Advice on upgrading from QAcoustic M20HD and REL t7x for desktop nearfield

    I'm keen for your collective wisdom everyone. I'm seeking to upgrade my speakers from the Q Acoustic M20HD for desktop. They are mounted on speaker stands approx. 30cm (11-12inch) on my desk, perfect for tweeter at ear level. My room is about 50% treated, not an optimal size (square shape), but...
  12. R2R

    Setup Advice

    Hey, first post here! don't want to waste too much of your guy's time on this, so I've tried to narrow down what I want and am just confirming that I'm making the optimal setup with my budget. 2.2 Setup for music and movies (50/50) 2x Neumann KH120ii + 2x Rythmik F12 I'm mostly unsure about...
  13. 5

    Subwoofer speakers suggestion

    Hello ive moved to new Appartment with my old speakers. speakers b&w 600 series : dm603 s3 for mains dm601 s3 for surround Lcr60 center avr denon x4700h listening music and movies on -20 to -30 db on AVR music / movies 50/50 the Appartment is on attic - one open space - 120 m2 and total...
  14. TheWalkman

    Directional (Hypersonic) Speakers- Where are They Now?

    I was noodling on another ASR thread which ultimately took me to a 2004 TED Talk by a guy named Woody Norris who claimed to have invented the Hypersonic Speaker. I seem to recall a lot of buzz - perhaps fifteen years ago - about how these speakers would soon be ubiquitous in retail spaces...
  15. R

    Trying to decide between some used (older) speakers

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for a pair of bookshelves for my 5.1 setup, with a Denon AVR-660H. I don't listen at loud volumes as my kids sleep early. I have a small living room, about 12 feet by 12 feet, with the back of the couch open to the dining room, also the same size. I have some Polk Audio...
  16. J

    Speaker hum from ground loop half solved

    Hi, I have a hum from my speakers (these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003L92O5Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) which I'm pretty sure is from a ground loop. I purchased this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08G9J74VX?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details and the hum is...
  17. T

    audiophile wannabe / newb (where should I post this?) kn3000 Hi compliance, electrostatic speakers found

    Hello all! ( Please tell me where to post this) I am Posting regarding some kn3000 hi compliance, electrostatic speakers I bought and also saying Helllloooooooo!!! I grew up in Florida (Alachua county) with a pair of custom made cabinets in my living room that my father crafted him self...
  18. ObjectiveSubjectivist

    Dedicated (almost/semi dedicated) listening room setup

    Hi folks. I've been a headphone listener for quite some time. With my new place that is coming in the next year or so I've decided to dedicate one room for 2 channel setup (possibly changing into multichannel/cinema system in the future). Room dimensions are 3.5m X 5.6m. I plan to divide it...
  19. R

    Brand new Polk ES15 in BLACK, 1 pair never opened $225

    Hi, I have 1 set of Polk ES15's in Black. These have not ever been opened or used. $225. Pick up in Minneapolis area @a public location & pay in cash or I will ship just about anywhere in the contiguous 48 states via Fedex/UPS ground for $10. I will pick the delivery service based on best price...
  20. T

    How to improve dynamics? Transients and punch.

    I'm trying to figure out ways to improve the dynamics (transients) of my system for two channel listening. I'm running B&W 704 S2 mains off a Parasound A31 through a Yamaha CX-A5200. It seems my system lacks midrange punch like the snap of a snare etc. I kinda feel like it may be a room...
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