I think I am going to grab a PA40. I can't image what nearly 470 lumens would look like in a cave. :) My current brightest light- Fenix HP10 at 225 lumens- makes me look like a train blazing through a subway tunnel.
I think you'll be OK. Both of my Das boards look just fine after over a year of use.
I wish I had the typing skills to go with the blank Das Keyboard. But I play a lot of PC games and don't want to die because I can't quickly find the "drink health potion" key. :)
Links all down the right side-
"It is said, wire is just wire. In reality, a high-end audio cable must balance resistance, capacitance, inductance, conductance, velocity of propagation, RF radiation and absorption, mechanical resonance, strand interaction, high filtering, reflections, electrical resonance, dissipation factors, envelope delay, phase distortion, harmonic distortion, , structural return loss,...
I have a feeling that those cables would be fine.
But for $30 - $40 (depending on length), I'm a fan of Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 RCAs. They list all the specs and their reasons for putting together the cable the way they do.
Of course, you can spend a lot more on cables, but that often gets you into the realm of questionable claims.
Yep. The older (better?) ProMedias have detachable speaker cables for the main speakers. The newer / current model has hardwired speakers. From what I've read there are other internal differences as well, but the speaker thing is just a quick way to look to figure out which is which.
I really like my ProMedias, but mine are the older design... not sure how much of a difference there is in the sound quality though.
The Swan M10 system looks pretty nice,...
The WireWorld USB cables separate the power wires from the signal wires inside their cable. They claim that their "cables function over significantly longer runs than conventional USB cables." And that they exceed the USB 2.0 specs.
Which is kind of interesting. Not that I need a 30 foot USB cable to go from my PC to my DAC...
I've had the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1s for well over five years now. They come in right at $150 and I've always been happy with them. They play loud, the sound is clear and detailed, and the bass is quite strong.
The Swan M10 system looks really nice for around $135.