Currently I have a headphone setup and need some decent speakers to switch off to. My headphone setup is basically just this: Nuforce Icon HDP. [Ultrasone Pro 900 headphones if you're curious]
I'm looking to get either of these speakers(most likely the BX5a depending on price):
M-Audio AV 40
M-Audio BX5a Deluxe.
I don't have a lot of experience with these inputs, outputs, or cords and need to know what I need.
Do I need an amp to drive the speakers or will the DAC/pre-amp on the HDP suffice?
The M-Audio AV 40's are "active" so I assume I don't need an amp for those, correct me if i'm wrong. How would I hook up the speakers to the Icon HDP? [what cords?]
Pretty much the same questions for the M-Audio BX5a Deluxe's. They're "bi-amplified" no idea what that means. Need an amp? How would I hook them up to the HDP? [what cords?]
Thanks in advance, head-fi.