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Old 01-07-2011, 03:09 AM   #31
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It cannot use banana plugs. As for better cables, if you want to get better cables, why not buy a better speaker??

That's money spent more wisely...
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:09 AM   #32
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It cannot use banana plugs. As for better cables, if you want to get better cables, why not buy a better speaker??

That's money spent more wisely...
Hmm, what about Spade? AE can fit spade? hmmm, other speaker like? but my budget around 500+ leh. Any other speaker to recommend?
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #33
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Audioengine 5 in hdb

I live in a rented room in an hdb with the owner who only comes back on the weekends. I basically only play music on my audioengine 5 when I get back from work which is about 5 something. Then I switch to my headphones after an hour. The owner knows about this.

However I was just told by him that regardless of whether or not he's home, he would like it if I lower the volume or listen using my headphones full time so as to not disturb the neighbours.

This has always been the unspoken agreement between me and my previous neighbours in where I used to stay. I play for a short period of time during the day and keep quiet for the rest of the time.

Question: What should I do now? I personally feel that I'm pretty considerate already considering I don't play past 1 hour, at volumes that don't even cause my table to shake.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:28 PM   #34
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You don't really gauge by whether your table is shaking to know whether you are disturbing others.
You can play it at your normal volume and then go to the kitchen to see how much you can hear to know how much you are disturbing others
The genre of music you play also affects how disturbing it is to others
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:32 PM   #35
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The neighbours complain? If not why the landlord raise this up?
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:38 PM   #36
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right outside my room I can hear, but when I walk to the kitchen I can barely hear anything.

I just moved in a week ago and haven't had much chance to play anything. But I did tell him previously that I will not listen to music when he is in. I think he probably thinks I listen non stop at loud volumes.

Either that or the neighbour complained when I disturbed him/her during one of the rare occasions that I listened to something. But I walked past the neighbour's house just now. Their TV also on very loud. In living room somemore. So I think they didn't complain.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #37
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Hi Guys

I plan to purchase the A5 and place them on my bookshelf. However, my bookshelf is actually a room divider which means there's no wall behind it. Will this pose an issue with the rear port?

Also what is the main difference between the A2 and A5 other than size and price. Is the A5 worth the extra cash?
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:25 PM   #38
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I been using A5 paired with Zero DAC all this year... solid speakers combo..

DAniel: no choice u rented the place.. next time u got yr own place blast it man
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:29 PM   #39
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They not onli look GIANT but they sound GIANT as well!
$340 for Audioengine A2 the small wonders. Amaze wif the amount of sound it can put out wif such a small size...
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:51 PM   #40
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Hi Guys

I plan to purchase the A5 and place them on my bookshelf. However, my bookshelf is actually a room divider which means there's no wall behind it. Will this pose an issue with the rear port?

Also what is the main difference between the A2 and A5 other than size and price. Is the A5 worth the extra cash?
No wall is better than with wall behind those rear ports.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:56 PM   #41
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Hi Guys

I plan to purchase the A5 and place them on my bookshelf. However, my bookshelf is actually a room divider which means there's no wall behind it. Will this pose an issue with the rear port?

Also what is the main difference between the A2 and A5 other than size and price. Is the A5 worth the extra cash?
Yes A5 is worth the extra cash if you find the size acceptable.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:58 AM   #42
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off topic: where do u get the zero dac n wats the price?
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:01 PM   #43
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I am using a A5 and sub woofer in my master bedroom

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Old 13-07-2011, 07:49 PM   #44
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I am using a A5 and sub woofer in my master bedroom

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Without the woofer the a5s almost blow Me off @ half knob.


I wonder what will happen with the woofer
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Old 14-07-2011, 01:03 PM   #45
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Without the woofer the a5s almost blow Me off @ half knob.


I wonder what will happen with the woofer
You can only experience you you listen yourself in the showroom

Play the same song without woofer the play with woofer.

The different is great. Morever I watch movie and the very low boom the woofer can sound out.

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