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Old 30-11-2018, 07:21 PM   #751
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:41 PM   #752
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Bought a pair of jbl 306p to upgrade from my 5 month old edifier r2000db.

Think I will need to raise the monitors with something as they aren't tilted upwards towards my head.

Any noticeable difference between sitting on table, books, foam or stands(isoacoustics)? Kind of broke after buying.
There IS a difference. But better or not is kinda subjective. I personally prefer not putting anything, it just sounds more natural to me.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:10 AM   #753
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Any RCA cable to recommend?

For DAC to Speakers~

currently using 1311a~
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:06 AM   #754
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Any RCA cable to recommend?

For DAC to Speakers~

currently using 1311a~
Ghentaudio or choseal cables

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Old 02-12-2018, 09:53 AM   #755
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1311a is speaker cable...

Compared to cables designed for line-level signals, speaker cables have worse shielding = more noise (Speaker cables are unshielded while most RCA cables are coaxial)

But the fact that nobody is complaining and some even recommending this shows how resilient the audio system is against imperfections.

So it is hard for me to recommend "cables that sound better" when it is hard to find "cables that sound worse". Go for anything that looks like they will last long mechanically a.k.a. go for factory-terminated and avoid DIY.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:11 PM   #756
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You have to consider what are you setting for?
Music or use with TV for movies/games/film.
If you are using TV as media player, playing music and etc.
The marantz melody is a decent setup for music listening.

However for movies/TV shows, rather get a AVR instead.
For AVR not necessary need all 5 speakers, maybe just
floorstanding speaker/monitor speaker will do.

thanks for the reply,

mainly for music (spotify/ cds/ thumbdrives), not often for tv, but occasionally (once or twice a month for movie or netflix).

that's why considering the melody (music priority). but it can still deal with tv (analog in/ optical in) right?
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Any RCA cable to recommend?

For DAC to Speakers~

currently using 1311a~
I use these

Belden 1800F
Belden 8402
Canare Quad L4E6S
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thanks for the reply,

mainly for music (spotify/ cds/ thumbdrives), not often for tv, but occasionally (once or twice a month for movie or netflix).

that's why considering the melody (music priority). but it can still deal with tv (analog in/ optical in) right?


quick qn;

for around 1k budget, any all in one (cd/ fm radio/ streaming) amps to recommend?

or should i consider a standalone deck with radio and cd if possible and add on a streaming device (node2 or similar)

i'm reading reviews and they all seem to report that streaming thru the melody keeps dropping. like stop and need to reconnect and also like hang.
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I use my elcheapo Chromecast Audio connected by optical cable to my denon m40. Then i use spotify on my smartphone to choose playlist. Mostly works great. But even if sometimes and rarely the phone cannot connect to chromecast, it still continues play music. And for $50 i got no complaint.
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Like to ask if it is worth to spend on repairs on speaker?

Not sure what happened, but suddenly the sound output became very "stereo-ish" and way softer than usual. almost felt like there is insufficient power.

- I tried different power outlet
- I tried different audio input/rca cable
- I tried turning the volume/treble/bass knobs
- I tried removing 1 side of the speaker as well

http://www.swanspeaker.com/products/...&sid=0&pid=287
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Like to ask if it is worth to spend on repairs on speaker?

Not sure what happened, but suddenly the sound output became very "stereo-ish" and way softer than usual. almost felt like there is insufficient power.

- I tried different power outlet
- I tried different audio input/rca cable
- I tried turning the volume/treble/bass knobs
- I tried removing 1 side of the speaker as well

http://www.swanspeaker.com/products/...&sid=0&pid=287
try with different DAC or PC

open up and see if there is any loose wires or capacitor

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Check your 3.5mm
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:36 PM   #763
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try with different DAC or PC

open up and see if there is any loose wires or capacitor
I dont have a DAC, but i tested with a separate RCA cable with a dvd player
hmm... about opening it up... guess there is no harm.. since it is at this state now.

Check your 3.5mm
I dont have another 3.5mm to RCA.
But i did try out from PC and phone audio jack.
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After some online research, the dark reddish stuff appears to be some factory glue.. Dont think is capacitor leak.



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Has anyone gotten or audition the new Kali Audio LP6? Apparently the engineers are from EX JBL.
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