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Old 26-08-2020, 09:06 PM   #1
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Desktop 2.0 & 2.1 speaker discussion thread VI [consolidated]

This discussion is meant for all chats on powered speakers and other desktop speakers.

The previous discussion is located here:
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Old 28-08-2020, 04:43 PM   #2
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Hi, I tried to figure it out but couldn't. How do you connect the Edifier R1280 to T5?
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:22 PM   #3
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Hi guys,

im currently in the process of upgrading my desktop audio , having plans to bring in a set of Topping L30 AMP + E30 DAC for my headphones (with source coming from PC).

Was wondering what would be a good option to upgrade from my trusty Creative T15 wireless speakers - was initially looking at the Presonus Eris 3.5 BT speakers, but i do have budget to go for more. Will be using this mainly for listening to music and gaming

Anything at 5 inches and above would be overkill in terms of my needs and as well as deskspace. Have seen a couple of recommends ( audioengine hd3 or a2+, kanto yu4 or yu, monkey banana gibbon air, JBL 104 BT) - ideally something with at least a volume knob in front.)

Higher priority to locally available sets with covered warranty and also to have a listen before buying (but so far in my limited exp ,speakers dont really spoil so maybe you guys can give me advice on this)
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:36 PM   #4
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Hmm, go down to Swee Lee at Star Vista and see? They got edifiers, adam audio and krk there..
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Hi, I tried to figure it out but couldn't. How do you connect the Edifier R1280 to T5?
If you want to retain the use of the digital inputs of the r1280db, you can try to use 2 sets of speaker cables, to connect the left channel output (on the right speaker) into both the left speaker of the r1280db and the subwoofer.

AFAIK, low end information tends to be mono, aka, the same on left and right channel.
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:25 PM   #6
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Hmm, go down to Swee Lee at Star Vista and see? They got edifiers, adam audio and krk there..
thanks for the reference, that's a start

other than swee lee, are there other stores like it that carry a few well known studio monitors/ speakers that i can go down to check out? i assume there are some at adelphi?

on another note- a technical question, say if i got the topping E30 dac and L30 amp - to connect to active monitors/speakers - should i connect out from the E30 dac or should connect out from L30?

conventional wisdom says no need amp for active speakers but i believe the L30 has a pre-amp config that i can switch to for the speakers (would it make a difference?). also correct me if im wrong - with that config, i can use the L30 volume knob to control the speaker's volume as well?

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Old 03-09-2020, 02:00 PM   #7
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I'm not very sure which shops in Adelphi carry monitor speakers.. Only shop I'm familiar there is Alpha audio..which sells home theater eq.

For using both headphones and active speakers together, it can be done but I'm not sure if the topping solution is the best.. According to here.. https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/...phone_amp_and/
the nfb-11 (or nfb-28 if you need xlr outputs) amp looks good for the purpose.

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Old 04-09-2020, 06:56 PM   #8
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It looks like there is a Bluetooth 5.0 version of the R1850DB in Challenger

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Old 04-09-2020, 07:39 PM   #9
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Yup. Probably why the older bluetooth versions are sold at discount prices.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:25 AM   #10
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atlas at funan carries kef powered speakers. absolute sound carries naim powered stuff. there's also dynaudio near the entrance of adelphi, can't rem the shop name it's on the right, just before the escalator.
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atlas at funan carries kef powered speakers. absolute sound carries naim powered stuff. there's also dynaudio near the entrance of adelphi, can't rem the shop name it's on the right, just before the escalator.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:27 PM   #12
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New audioengine A1 speaker
https://audioengineusa.com/shop/wire...peaker-system/
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:41 PM   #13
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Using Logitech z623 now

Looking to upgrade to AudioEngine A5+

any A5+ users here?
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Using Logitech z623 now

Looking to upgrade to AudioEngine A5+

any A5+ users here?
I am a A5+ user but would suggest you to get a5+ wireless.
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Via the L30.

The E30 into the L30, which can switch over to pre-amp mode and connect out to your actives.
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