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Audio System
Music Server(s):
2012 Mac Mini, 2014 15" MBP
Music Server Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
USB, S/PDIF Coaxial (RCA)
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
Chord Hugo; Oppo BDP 105D
Preamplifier:
Chord Hugo
Amplifier(s):
Auralic Taurus; Marantz PM6005
Loudspeakers:
Monitor Audio BX-2
Interconnects:
Furutech GT2; custom RCA
Headphones:
Sennheiser HD800, Audeze LCD2.R2, Philips Fidelio X1, various IEMs
Headphone Amplifier(s):
Auralic Taurus
Portable Player(s):
ADL X1, Sony NWZ-ZX1, Sony PHA-2, last of the iPod Classics
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Location:
The Land of Smiles
Occupation:
Retired Nutter

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Just one more headphone and I know I can kick this nasty little habit !

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Audio System
Music Server(s):
2012 Mac Mini, 2014 15" MBP
Music Server Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
Preferred Digital Interface(s):
USB, S/PDIF Coaxial (RCA)
Digital to Analog Converter(s):
Chord Hugo; Oppo BDP 105D
Preamplifier:
Chord Hugo
Amplifier(s):
Auralic Taurus; Marantz PM6005
Loudspeakers:
Monitor Audio BX-2
Interconnects:
Furutech GT2; custom RCA
Headphones:
Sennheiser HD800, Audeze LCD2.R2, Philips Fidelio X1, various IEMs
Headphone Amplifier(s):
Auralic Taurus
Portable Player(s):
ADL X1, Sony NWZ-ZX1, Sony PHA-2, last of the iPod Classics
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Audioengine A2+ desktop speakers - make sure you get the AC polarity right

by Ned Kelly on 05-17-2014 at 12:45 PM
Quote Originally Posted by usery View Post
Wouldn't have believed it if I didn't experience it myself:

Just bought Audioengine A2+ powered desktop speakers. All the reviews, Stereophile, TAS, blah blah - had high hopes going in. Wired them up to a Win7-64 PC, standard connector to line-out from RealTek HD Audio controller (no USB). Fired up variety of .flac from XBMC - and mid's and high's from the A2+'s sounded like crap: poor extension, muddy at low volumes, narrow & flat sound stage with too much bass.

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