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Old 25-01-2008, 03:05 PM   #106
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Do bookshelf speakers always have to be paired up with something? ?Amplifier

Or can they suffice as standalones?

A little confused here....some ppl suggest Aego-M with Travagen, some mentioned just AE5/AE 2 alone......

So am I right to say AE is a bookshelf but Aego M is not?
Aego-M is an active speaker, which means there is amplifier built inside the woofer enclosure, to drive its tweeters and drivers.

Acoustic Energy AE2 is passive speaker, which means there is no amplifier built inside the speaker, you need separate amplifir to driver the speaker.

Speakers can be wall mounted, booshelf or floorstanding, dependings it's size and design.


[Edited]To be more specific on AE2 to avoid confusion.
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Old 25-01-2008, 03:07 PM   #107
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hi guys, if i use speakers from g500 or s750 to connect to my hi-fi, will the quality of these 2 speakers sounds better then my current hi-fi speaker? thanks
No idea what your HiFi system consist of, thus unable to commend much. Furthermore, it is more subjective to personal preference.
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Old 25-01-2008, 03:21 PM   #108
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Aego-M is an active speaker, which means there is amplifier built inside the woofer enclosure, to drive its tweeters and drivers.

AE2/5 is passive speaker, which means there is no amplifier built inside the speaker, you need separate amplifir to driver the speaker.

Speakers can be wall mounted, booshelf or floorstanding, dependings it's size and design.

ae 2 &5 are powered speakers - no need amp to drive these beauties
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Old 25-01-2008, 03:26 PM   #109
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ae 2 &5 are powered speakers - no need amp to drive these beauties
Huh? I am sorry then. I am refering to this...

http://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/1195ae/
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Old 25-01-2008, 03:27 PM   #110
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ae 2 &5 are powered speakers - no need amp to drive these beauties
Great. Now I can choose btw Aego and Audioengine without having to worry about additional amplifiers and whatnot.
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Old 25-01-2008, 03:33 PM   #111
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Huh? I am sorry then. I am refering to this...

http://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/1195ae/
haha, your taste very high lah

jokes aside
ae = audioengine
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Old 25-01-2008, 03:35 PM   #112
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Great. Now I can choose btw Aego and Audioengine without having to worry about additional amplifiers and whatnot.

happy auditioning
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Old 25-01-2008, 03:41 PM   #113
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haha, your taste very high lah

jokes aside
ae = audioengine
I see. All the while I thought they are talking about Acoustic Energy speaker. Hmm.... seems like I am outdated with all those new speaker company liao.

But I have listened to AE1 speaker (not Audio Engine hoh) before, very good speaker and need a good amp to make it shine.
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Old 25-01-2008, 05:16 PM   #114
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If got space constraints, get bookshelfs. If not, go for floorstands.

For PC usage, i guess using active speakers like studio monitors should probably suffice. Can save space on amps too. Normal MP3 playing should be good enough. Try Sinemax at Parklane.

For hi-fi then go Adelphi.

Bottom line, audition before buying. No test no buy. Pls dun just read good reviews then buy liao. I heard so many of those so call good sound system which sounded......mediocre. Pls try it out first.
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Old 25-01-2008, 05:55 PM   #115
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Bottom line, audition before buying. No test no buy. Pls dun just read good reviews then buy liao. I heard so many of those so call good sound system which sounded......mediocre. Pls try it out first.
Sometimes, you just have to find the right components to match to shine, for example: Audiolab 8000A + Epos ES11.

Wrong matching may bring different result.
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Old 25-01-2008, 06:56 PM   #116
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Sometimes, you just have to find the right components to match to shine, for example: Audiolab 8000A + Epos ES11.

Wrong matching may bring different result.
Heh, can't agree more. Esp pairing a SF floor stand in my experience. As a hi-fi regular, i always drive when buying speakers....carry my turn table, pre amp and amp down to test the speakers just before purchase. Several of my kakis do that so i dun skimp on casual testing too!

My analogy, if you not serious, dun play with hi-fi. If you want to play hi-fi, be a hardcore, not a lukewarm! heh.

Enjoy your weekend bro!
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Old 25-01-2008, 10:40 PM   #117
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Heh, can't agree more. Esp pairing a SF floor stand in my experience. As a hi-fi regular, i always drive when buying speakers....carry my turn table, pre amp and amp down to test the speakers just before purchase. Several of my kakis do that so i dun skimp on casual testing too!

My analogy, if you not serious, dun play with hi-fi. If you want to play hi-fi, be a hardcore, not a lukewarm! heh.

Enjoy your weekend bro!
Same to you.
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Old 27-01-2008, 03:38 AM   #118
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Hi

Just an update.

I have bought Creative Gigaworks T40 for $210 (credit card promotion) and has been very impressed with the audio quality as compared to my previous Altec Lansing VS2321.

My colleague went to my place recently and fell instantly with my speakers! LOL. And he is willing to fork out close to $200!

If the deal goes through, I will be tempted to buy Gigaworks HD50, which will cost about $205 (Creative store promotion I think)

Has anyone tried them? I can't seem to find any reviews yet.
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Old 27-01-2008, 03:44 AM   #119
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I rather you keep on to your T40 although the HD50 is cuter~
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Old 31-01-2008, 11:10 PM   #120
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I rather you keep on to your T40 although the HD50 is cuter~
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Cuter is one thing. Quality is another.
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