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Old 18-01-2018, 09:09 AM   #16
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Or convert the M200MKII to passive?

Though there's a saying, as long as it still produces sound, it is worth repairing.
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Old 18-01-2018, 10:06 AM   #17
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Or convert the M200MKII to passive?

Though there's a saying, as long as it still produces sound, it is worth repairing.
u think he know how repair meh

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Old 18-01-2018, 03:57 PM   #18
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Or convert the M200MKII to passive?

Though there's a saying, as long as it still produces sound, it is worth repairing.
There's a sort of buzzing sound that's varying in frequency across both speakers when I turn them on after a while. Also, the sound coming out is a little distorted, especially at higher volume levels.
no idea about M200MKII, he most probably need to ascertain:
- what cause the buzzing. Hope not the speaker coils, maybe built-in Class D amplifier/crossover, replace it.
- Or if turn into passive speaker, check if currently is active crossover, then has to work out what crossover parameters, and replace with right passive crossover - otherwise SQ would haywire.

consider the M200MKII is ard $300, these component are not easily obtainable in Sg, the cost might not be making sense.
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Old 18-01-2018, 04:17 PM   #19
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check if currently is active crossover
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Old 18-01-2018, 05:56 PM   #20
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It seems M200MKII do have passive crossover to use external amplification still still disable internal amplifier and PSU, rewire into the passive crossover (presuming passive component is still fine).

Other not really useful info: modding M200MKII

There's a sort of buzzing sound that's varying in frequency across both speakers when I turn them on after a while. Also, the sound coming out is a little distorted, especially at higher volume levels.
Just wonder, why not ask Hivi where was the last faulty part, and you pay to replace the entire (amplifier/PSU?) module? Well, does wwenze felt knowledgeable to advice what to replace?

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Old 18-01-2018, 06:15 PM   #21
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Oh easy peasy

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Old 25-01-2018, 12:36 PM   #22
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Any desktop 2.0 with built-in dac (connect to pc via USB) to recommend? Budget around 300 or less ... thanks!
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Old 27-01-2018, 01:57 AM   #23
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Any desktop 2.0 with built-in dac (connect to pc via USB) to recommend? Budget around 300 or less ... thanks!
Maybe this will help you to decide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQu30P4BJ5k
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Old 27-01-2018, 08:05 AM   #24
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Any desktop 2.0 with built-in dac (connect to pc via USB) to recommend? Budget around 300 or less ... thanks!
Normally these kind of spe@kers come with Bluetooth

U might wanna consider the swans or Edifier bookshelf speakers.
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Old 29-01-2018, 06:11 PM   #25
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Thanks bros.
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Old 29-01-2018, 09:07 PM   #26
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Do you really need the DAC?

The two standard choices:
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Old 30-01-2018, 06:46 PM   #27
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Do you really need the DAC?
If there's no DAC, I'll have to use the audio out from my motherboard audio chip ...
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Old 30-01-2018, 09:16 PM   #28
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Oh right R2000DB has a DAC... although it's optical and not USB

Or wait rather, R2000DB doesn't even have a DAC, everything is done digitally without the need for a DAC conversion stage.

Don't you love it when there are so little speakers out in the market there isn't even the need to choose.
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Old 30-01-2018, 10:39 PM   #29
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Oh I think the R1280DB has coaxial and optical digital input too, and BT as well! Should be getting this over the R1010BT.
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Old 31-01-2018, 12:47 PM   #30
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whats a good replacement for my hivi swan m10?
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