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I like the idea of a cheap office rig. I'm curious why folks have not considered buying some elements via Craigslist. Frequently people are getting rid of good hardware (things like Klipsch Heresy's) for cheap. I bought a set of used B&W bookshelf speakers for $50. Just a thought. I'm kind of a noon, but I put together a Fatman and the B&W's for less than $200, more than some here are spending but it's a nice rig for my office
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post #137 of 138
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Originally Posted by jay628 View Post

Hey,
Thanks for the suggestions. What should I do if I want a headphone output? Is there a way to set it up or just get another sound card with it? I am curious to know are the KEFs speakers any good now? Say the C1 or C3 bookshelves? My dad used to own a few floor standing Kefs and loved them.

You can run headphones off of the D1/DX, and still might sound better than default motherboard audio. Just headophiles generally want something with a headphone amp in it.

Kef C1/C6 is their budget line. Not the same as the Kef speakers that give Kef their reputation (look at the Q series). IMO, the Ascends and the ARX are some of the best speakers you can buy in that price range. They are Internet direct speakers that are an excellent value.
post #138 of 138

Great thread. I've seen a few of you running Fiio Dac's with your setups. I am interested in purchasing a low cost DAC to supplement my system. I am running the Lepai LP-168HA 2.1 ch amp, with Micca MB42x's. Will I benefit from adding a low cost DAC? Does sound quality greatly improve? If so, some recommendations for a DAC would be great!

 

Thanks!

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