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Old 01-01-2019, 09:26 PM   #916
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Adding a mixer isn't supposed to change the sound, it's just a "middleman" to accept multiple inputs and outputs, but it's useful for the analog volume control. The LSR305 volume control is at the back so it definitely helps. Some mixers have inbuilt dac though, which will definitely improve sound over onboard sound.
Depends on the intended application lor.

I use my mixer for other purposes which requires some changes to the signal.

Sometimes i add some in built effects to the audio signal to bluff my friends.

Yes. I use a cheap no brand china mixer before, i think the input channel's preamp isnt very good. Sounds a little different

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Old 02-01-2019, 10:36 AM   #917
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after picking up a class 5 amp from TB, made me think about speakers from China brands.

then i started looking and gawd it a whole new world.

i've been reading up. maybe they are worth considering?

oatlon speakers
美丽安之声
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...d=584797270002

there's also this scanspeak version;
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...d=584592446055

there are some reviews online too.

anyone heard or tried or read anything about them? i'm sure this is just one of the many brands avail.

very curious, and interested to test and try, instead of going for big names.

any input is much appreciated...


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Old 02-01-2019, 01:02 PM   #918
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guys,been using swans m50w for my laptop the past 4-5 years.looking to upgrade,said budget could be around 600-800,mainly using for games/movies ,any recommendations?
-Klipsch R15PM -for bass and movies
-Q Acoustics BT3 -for music

I had Bowers and Wilkins MM1 if you are interested can PM me....
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:00 PM   #919
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after picking up a class 5 amp from TB, made me think about speakers from China brands.

then i started looking and gawd it a whole new world.

i've been reading up. maybe they are worth considering?

oatlon speakers
美丽安之声
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...d=584797270002

there's also this scanspeak version;
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...d=584592446055

there are some reviews online too.

anyone heard or tried or read anything about them? i'm sure this is just one of the many brands avail.

very curious, and interested to test and try, instead of going for big names.

any input is much appreciated...

the strongest big brand in china is HiVi Swans

the small brands i know of are

trasam
edifier
ai ti
hivi research
audio gd
ghentaudio

there were few others but i couldnt rmb
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saw a pair of Aurum Cantus leisure 2 se, 3yrs old for $500 seems to be a good price. considering they are at least $1500 new.

i tried searching locally seems like no one dealing anymore.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:50 PM   #921
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HiVi Acoustics Technology Co Ltd
Revenue: 53.4
Total Assets: 484.7
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/002888:CH

Edifier Technology Co Ltd
Revenue: 172.7
Total Assets: 1,970.0
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/002351:CH
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:07 PM   #922
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HiVi Acoustics Technology Co Ltd
Revenue: 53.4
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https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/002888:CH

Edifier Technology Co Ltd
Revenue: 172.7
Total Assets: 1,970.0
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/002351:CH
brand image in china. not revenue.

hivi swans got ang mo like atas atas, they like.

edifier they see it as brand to go if u are cheap
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:30 PM   #923
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after picking up a class 5 amp from TB, made me think about speakers from China brands.

then i started looking and gawd it a whole new world.

i've been reading up. maybe they are worth considering?

oatlon speakers
美丽安之声
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...d=584797270002

there's also this scanspeak version;
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...d=584592446055

there are some reviews online too.

anyone heard or tried or read anything about them? i'm sure this is just one of the many brands avail.

very curious, and interested to test and try, instead of going for big names.

any input is much appreciated...

Any taobao amplifier to recommend for bookshelf speaker??
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Old 02-01-2019, 07:41 PM   #924
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Any taobao amplifier to recommend for bookshelf speaker??
there's quite a lot but not much reviews or such online. there seems to be VERY LIMITED information regarding most items. a bit of a leap of faith to some extent.

but the amp i got is from Topping, built in dac, and can supposed push 75wpc, it's a class d.

i haven't gotten it yet though, and i've never actually used an amp or dac with computer speakers.

below are some links to some that might be worth a look.

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?sp...de7&abbucket=2

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?sp...c55&abbucket=2

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...id=16298494957

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...d=540273441849
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Any taobao amplifier to recommend for bookshelf speaker??
If solely using bookshelf speakers, can consider the ones with tone control and using the following Class D amplifier chips such as Single TPA3116, Dual TPA3116, TAS5630, TDA7498 (a little rare for the TDA7498 to have tone control.), TDA7498E.

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If solely using bookshelf speakers, can consider the ones with tone control and using the following Class D amplifier chips such as Single TPA3116, Dual TPA3116, TAS5630, TDA7498 (a little rare for the TDA7498 to have tone control.), TDA7498E.
can check out the TPA3250, the THD is only 0.01% lowest of the bunch w.r.t other D-amps and it's 70w more than enough.

https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/clas...listening.html
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quick question regarding speaker stands: where can i find "decently priced" 30~40" stand or... is speaker stand just really that expensive relative to the set of speakers (presonus e5) i'm currently looking at?
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quick question regarding speaker stands: where can i find "decently priced" 30~40" stand or... is speaker stand just really that expensive relative to the set of speakers (presonus e5) i'm currently looking at?
The way I look at it is, speaker stands need to be heavy and sturdy and have some type of vibrational isolation in order to be effective. Otherwise, you might as well just buy the cheapest possible ones just to put them at the right height. Good speaker stands that are actually effective at extracting the most out of your speakers are simply more expensive.

Speaker stands, unlike speakers, can be used over and over again and should have longer lifespans than speakers themselves. As such, I tend to view them as an investment, and would be open to spending more on them in relation to the cost of the speakers.
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quick question regarding speaker stands: where can i find "decently priced" 30~40" stand or... is speaker stand just really that expensive relative to the set of speakers (presonus e5) i'm currently looking at?
$50 you get something like these ..
Sanus Adjustable Speaker Stands for S$50 https://sg.carousell.com/p/197640850

$120 something like these..
ATACAMA SE 24 Speaker Stands for S$120 https://sg.carousell.com/p/174674053

$200 something like these..
BW Speaker Stands for S$200 https://sg.carousell.com/p/186041280

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The way I look at it is, speaker stands need to be heavy and sturdy and have some type of vibrational isolation in order to be effective. Otherwise, you might as well just buy the cheapest possible ones just to put them at the right height. Good speaker stands that are actually effective at extracting the most out of your speakers are simply more expensive.

Speaker stands, unlike speakers, can be used over and over again and should have longer lifespans than speakers themselves. As such, I tend to view them as an investment, and would be open to spending more on them in relation to the cost of the speakers.
$50 you get something like these ..
Sanus Adjustable Speaker Stands for S$50 https://sg.carousell.com/p/197640850

$120 something like these..
ATACAMA SE 24 Speaker Stands for S$120 https://sg.carousell.com/p/174674053

$200 something like these..
BW Speaker Stands for S$200 https://sg.carousell.com/p/186041280

..I'm not Mike btw.
to add on..

flimsy ones like the Sanus may not be able to support your heavy speakers too. might topple.

The atacama is good but make sure ( if possible) the ear is almost same level as the tweeter.
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