2.0 & 2.1 speaker discussion thread V [consolidated]

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anyone here placing your speakers upside down?
 

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What u mean by upside down

Like mission speakers?
 

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yup, except that it's not designed to be like that
 

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Swan M50W vs M80W

Anyone one listen or owned swan M80W ? Any feedbacks?


Have been using m50w for around 8 years, want an upgrade therefore considering swan m80w. Or anyone could recommend other system?
 
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I was doing some listening at luthermusic for my next speakers and intently listened to the popular LSR305 and its new 305P with great interest. the older 305 is now at an amazing price btw, that got me interested further.

BUT, man.. the LSR305 really cannot be compared to the other speakers I'm listening it to, the adam a5x. I really want to get off the whole audiophile thing (spent $3500 on the focal solo 6 and sold it recently) and get some nice and cheap 5 inch speakers for my pc.

But really, LSR305 is no fight for adam a5x.

But I have to say. the positioning of the speakers is very very disadvantageous for LSR305 as it is rear ported, while adam is front ported. so that can be a reason for their outrageous difference.

Also given, the adam a5x is more than twice the price of lsr305 so you can't really compare them together, but the difference is significant enough for me to want to spend more than twice the money to get adam a5x. My focal solo 6 is definitely better than the adam a5x as well, but for three times the price of a5x, my previous focal is probably only 1.5 times as good.
 
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Anywhere to try the jbl LSR310S? Luthermusic does not have subwoofers in store (non-live).
 

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Actually am sure an AV receiver with passive speakers would offer more tuning and adjustments. I dunno about this klipsch. But I found dialogue hard to hear when I had my denon m40 system connected to the TV. Not sure if it's just the m40 though. The sc m40 passive speakers were better for tv once I connected it to the used av receiver I got from carousell. Now very happy after upgrading front speakers to mission lx2. So much that I can tweak and play with now. Sometimes u can find used av receiver with 5.1 satellite speakers with subwoofer for under $300. Make sure its not too old and that it comes with hdmi arc so u can switch it on with just one tv remote. Also make sure it comes with setup microphone so it can tune itself to sound better for your room. Only concern is av receivers take up a fair bit of space and need ventilation.
 
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I was doing some listening at luthermusic for my next speakers and intently listened to the popular LSR305 and its new 305P with great interest. the older 305 is now at an amazing price btw, that got me interested further.

BUT, man.. the LSR305 really cannot be compared to the other speakers I'm listening it to, the adam a5x. I really want to get off the whole audiophile thing (spent $3500 on the focal solo 6 and sold it recently) and get some nice and cheap 5 inch speakers for my pc.

But really, LSR305 is no fight for adam a5x.

But I have to say. the positioning of the speakers is very very disadvantageous for LSR305 as it is rear ported, while adam is front ported. so that can be a reason for their outrageous difference.

Also given, the adam a5x is more than twice the price of lsr305 so you can't really compare them together, but the difference is significant enough for me to want to spend more than twice the money to get adam a5x. My focal solo 6 is definitely better than the adam a5x as well, but for three times the price of a5x, my previous focal is probably only 1.5 times as good.

Coincidentally i have used both A5X and LS305... definitely cant fight at least on the price front with 305 @ $299 (White) and A5X easily 3-4 times the price a pair. The A5X is built like a tank although 305 is no slough either.

In any case i'm shifting to soundbar to reduce the clutter and cables on my desk and letting go my 305 for $220 today :s13:
 

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Actually am sure an AV receiver with passive speakers would offer more tuning and adjustments. I dunno about this klipsch. But I found dialogue hard to hear when I had my denon m40 system connected to the TV. Not sure if it's just the m40 though. The sc m40 passive speakers were better for tv once I connected it to the used av receiver I got from carousell. Now very happy after upgrading front speakers to mission lx2. So much that I can tweak and play with now. Sometimes u can find used av receiver with 5.1 satellite speakers with subwoofer for under $300. Make sure its not too old and that it comes with hdmi arc so u can switch it on with just one tv remote. Also make sure it comes with setup microphone so it can tune itself to sound better for your room. Only concern is av receivers take up a fair bit of space and need ventilation.

Thanks for input

My connection would be Mac Pro > cheap DAC ( Nuforce udac ) > speaker.

( I dont subscribe to TV programming and will be playing video files \ youtube )

Used similar config with Audioengine A5 and later with the Dynaudio Xeo 3.

Im technically challenged hence have never looked at Passives :s22:
 

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Hi guys, I have an old 2.1 Altec Lansing speakers but the woofer died.
So now I'm left with a pair of working speakers.

Can I purchase a DAC and connect these 2 speakers to create a 2.0 speaker system?
How do I connect the speakers into these audio point?
 

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Hi guys, I have an old 2.1 Altec Lansing speakers but the woofer died.
So now I'm left with a pair of working speakers.

Can I purchase a DAC and connect these 2 speakers to create a 2.0 speaker system?
How do I connect the speakers into these audio point?

The two speaker are very hard to savage
And usually works with the intended amp inside the sub.
Rather get a new speaker.
If tight on budget, can consider Logitech speakers.
 

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If the satellites have RCA connectors you may be able to connect to headphone-out of your soundcard :s13:

You can buy a $20 amp but really, these satellites don't sound good without their subwoofer, so just buy a new 2.1
 

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Thanks for the suggestions.

I bought a new 2.1 speaker already.
Just find it a pity to throw away speakers that are still working fine :D :D
 

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I've recently swapped out my Teac AI-301DA with a pair of Monitor Audio BX2 for a Sonos Beam with a pair of Sonos Ones. However I found the new setup to be kinda lacking when listening to music as compared to my previous one.

Now I'm actually considering, to swap back to a 2.0 setup with the possibility of adding a subwoofer in the future for watching movies. Am I better off picking up the JBL LSR305 or a pair of passive speakers to use with the Teac which I still have on hand? Have a budget of $300~500.
 

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I've recently swapped out my Teac AI-301DA with a pair of Monitor Audio BX2 for a Sonos Beam with a pair of Sonos Ones. However I found the new setup to be kinda lacking when listening to music as compared to my previous one.

Now I'm actually considering, to swap back to a 2.0 setup with the possibility of adding a subwoofer in the future for watching movies. Am I better off picking up the JBL LSR305 or a pair of passive speakers to use with the Teac which I still have on hand? Have a budget of $300~500.

should go for passive as passive last longer than active speakers and it's more better to go for separate than active as you will have lower noise floor than active with power built into it.......if active spoilt repair is always expensive which you could buy a new one.....learnt my lesson last time now i only go for passive
 

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I've recently swapped out my Teac AI-301DA with a pair of Monitor Audio BX2 for a Sonos Beam with a pair of Sonos Ones. However I found the new setup to be kinda lacking when listening to music as compared to my previous one.

Now I'm actually considering, to swap back to a 2.0 setup with the possibility of adding a subwoofer in the future for watching movies. Am I better off picking up the JBL LSR305 or a pair of passive speakers to use with the Teac which I still have on hand? Have a budget of $300~500.

BX2 is an excellent speaker to begin with...

sv_monitor_audio_chart.jpg


Red is BX2

https://www.soundandvision.com/content/test-report-monitor-audio-bronze-bx-speaker-system-page-4

Might actually be a downgrade if u go LSR305, especially for living room.
 

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anyone knows how do we connect kef lsx to desktop pc?
 
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