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  1. Not sure where to post this one, since there's already a thread on the Dragonfly (albeit devoted to very different issues) and a whole speaker subforum, but I will post here and the Mod can move this if I've done badly. On the very same day that my Dragonfly arrived, I found that my well-used Monitor i-Deck had died. One reason that I purchased the Dragonfly is that the i-Deck is a decent speaker system and its only computer-capable input is a minijack, so I could retain my existing mini-to-mini cabling. Unfortunately, I am going to have to come up with a Plan B. I have a set of NHT M-00's on another system and would be pleased to try them with the Dragonfly. However, their only relevant inputs are RCAs, one to each channel, and I haven't seen a mini-to-RCA cable that would work with speakers that are four or so feet apart. That means that I need a decent desktop speaker that has a mini input or one that accepts RCA's on one of the speakers and then cables the other speaker to use as a slave. (I don't have room for a subwoofer in this particular application, since the desk in question is built into an alcove and the only open space beneath the desk now houses my printer.) Most of the desktop speakers that I've looked at in the under $500 range seemingly have their own DACs built-in and thus want a USB connection or require their own RCA cable. I know the Audioengines will take a single mini into one of the speakers and then cable to the other speaker, so they would work. However, there seemingly is less and less love for the Audioengine product line these days than there was in the past. Possible alternatives include units from B&W, Swan, Focal, and M-Audio, but I can't tell which of them fits my configuration requirements. (Having just bought the Dragonfly, I would prefer not to pay for a built-in DAC, since I don't really need two of them.) I liked the sound of the Monitor i-Deck a great deal, so I'd favor that kind of sound again. (The only word that comes to mind about it is "effortless.") I'll be using an old desktop computer running XP with J-River, mostly listening to jazz, with some classical and pop thrown in as well, mostly FLAC but plenty of MP3/4, as well. Bass response is a lot less important than imaging and "undigital" sound, since I sometimes listen for hours on end. Thanks for any input you can provide.