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Gary.D.Olson posted a topic in General ForumHello all. I was all-vintage until recently purchasing a pair of B&W 685's. Seriously. I hadn't purchased new speakers since Ronald Reagan was in the White House. The difference between the B&W's ($700) and my JBL L20T's ($902 inflation adjusted) was an eye opening experience which convinced me to embrace 21st century audio electronics. Since CA is modern audio's premier community, I humbly ask its members (you) for input & opinions. I'm leaning toward this bang-for-the-buck system ("*" = already own): *Win7 netBook with *JRMC/*FLAC on internal hdd (connected via *Audioquest Forrest USB to...) Emotiva DC-1 as both DAC and preamp (connected via XLR to...) Crown XLS1500 power amps (x2, connected via Blue Jeans speaker cable to...) *B&W 685 S2 speakers (bi-amp'd) I haven't yet worked out how or if 2 stereo power amps can be connected to the DC-1, but the more immediate question is whether or not one can expect audiophile results with just $900 for a DAC, preamplifer and 2 power amplifiers in the year two thousand and fifteen. Much obliged. Gary
Greetings, Im hoping I can get some advice with my new setup. I have just recently purchased and hooked up a miniwatt n3 amplifier and a pair of wharfedale 10.1 diamond speakers. This is currently hooked up straight to my pc's soundcard. I have been thinking of getting a dac but the soundstage i am quite happy with at this point. My problem (or i think it is a problem) is that I feel that the sound even though has a great soundstage, seems to be lacking a little bass. As you may know the miniwatt only has a volume control so levels are set. My question is, is this sound the natural sound it should be or am I just used to the heavy bass a lot of cheaper hifi systems pump out, or is due to more of an in-compatability between speakers and amp. From what I have read the miniwatt can pretty much run most speakers well, so I dont know if Im just being picky. Is there anyway i can increase the base slightly using any computer programs or is it worth getting something like a preamp to give me more control? Any advice would be greatly appreciated......Thanks
Hey everyone! I've been having issues with echo for some time now, so I decided to buy a headset. I'm really bad at making decisions, and I don't know much about headsets, so I'd like your advice. I've got about 150 euro to spend, though I prefer spending less. I'm looking for a comfortable headset with very good sound quality for games, and at least good quality for music. I also want it to be 7.1 surround sound. I prefer wireless but its not a must. And it should have a decent microphone. Because I already have a microphone, I could also buy headphones instead of a headset if this gives better quality, but I couldn't find many suited for gaming. If you can recommend me any which has everything I noted above (except the mic), please let me know! I've did some research myself, and these are the headsets I came up with: Wireless Gaming Headset G930 - Logitech NL SteelSeries - Gaming Headsets - SteelSeries 7H Razer Megalodon - Gaming Headset | Razer Online Shop DR-GA500 (DRGA500, DRGA500.EU8) : Accessoirezoeker : Sony Vengeance® 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Sennheiser Worldwide - PC 323D I was also wondering, even though It''s really expensive, is this one worth the money?: http://store.razerzo...goryId.58507000 I've also found these headphones, though I think they're a little too expensive: MDR-DS6500 (MDRDS6500, MDRDS6500.EU8) : Draagbare audio : Sony Let me know you're opinions about all these. Which would you recommend and why? Thanks a lot for your help!