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What should i upgrade ?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

i use the pc for : gaming/music/movies

 

there is no main use, i use the 3 of them pretty much

 

i have:

audigy se

amp http://audio-database.com/TechnicsPanasonic/amp/su-c04-e.html

speakers:http://www.thevintageknob.org/technics-SB-F1.html (click on spec bottom left corner)

 

i think i should buy new speakers, these are great when low/middle volume. but they have problems when i really want to "rock" XD.

 

 

any advice would be much apreciated, thanks


Edited by Mops123 - 9/26/12 at 5:08pm
post #2 of 21

I'll say the speakers.

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

thats what i thought, what should i buy ?

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

I'll say the speakers.

post #4 of 21

What configuration do you want? For music you can get near field monitors. For gaming if you use surround you can go for 5.1.

M-Audio, Swan, AudioEngine all are low to mid budget. 

 

Also, my knowledge in different speaker models is a bit rusty so to say. I'm not really a speaker userL3000.gif and I believe there are other (better) sites for speaker advice...


Edited by proton007 - 9/25/12 at 3:04am
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 

i was thinking in a 2.0, cause music in 5.1/7.1 sounds horrible, i might get a 2.1, i will ask

 

plz referr me to another forum which might have better knowledge in speakers.

 

if you will  check another thread of mine where i ask which headphones to buy, you seem to knoew very much i and like experts opinoins ( i say it casue of the thread you created XD )

 

ty

Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

What configuration do you want? For music you can get near field monitors. For gaming if you use surround you can go for 5.1.

M-Audio, Swan, AudioEngine all are low to mid budget. 

 

Also, my knowledge in different speaker models is a bit rusty so to say. I'm not really a speaker userL3000.gif and I believe there are other (better) sites for speaker advice...


Edited by Mops123 - 9/25/12 at 3:21am
post #6 of 21

Ok, for 2.0 you can look for monitors, as I listed in the previous post. All those brands are well known for monitors in the mid range.

Also, you can ask at avsforum, forum.audioholics, gearslutz  etc.

post #7 of 21

For some reason the links are dead.

 

In any case, given that you do games, music and movies, I would recommend you to upgrade your Audigy SE to a X-Fi Titanium HD, it is a significant difference, due to much higher quality DAC and components, especially on the analog outputs, and it will allow you to have as loud as output as you want with no sort of distortion whatsoever, and the de facto card to get if you do any sort of gaming. It's basically an audiophile card with actual game support.

 

Have you tried connecting your speakers to other systems to check the speakers performance regarding output levels?

post #8 of 21

While I agree with Roller *to an extent*, usually:

 

Headphones/Speakers > Amp > DAC > Source

 

^^ Each element here, in the order listed, will be able to bring out the qualities of the lesser element.

A good DAC will bring out the full quality of the source. You'll be able to distinguish bad recordings from good ones.

A good amp will bring out the full character of the dac, it won't elevate nor attenuate parts of the DAC's output.

A good headphone will represent what the amp outputs. I say representation because the headphone will add its own character to the sound.

The perceived difference gets amplified right to left.

 

Unless your speakers have the resolving quality, you won't be able to appreciate the subtlety of amps and dacs. So take it step by step.


Edited by proton007 - 9/25/12 at 9:01am
post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

While I agree with Roller *to an extent*, usually:

 

Headphones/Speakers > Amp > DAC > Source

 

^^ Each element here, in the order listed, will be able to bring out the qualities of the lesser element.

A good DAC will bring out the full quality of the source. You'll be able to distinguish bad recordings from good ones.

A good amp will bring out the full character of the dac, it won't elevate nor attenuate parts of the DAC's output.

A good headphone will represent what the amp outputs. I say representation because the headphone will add its own character to the sound.

The perceived difference gets amplified right to left.

 

Unless your speakers have the resolving quality, you won't be able to appreciate the subtlety of amps and dacs. So take it step by step.

 

Indeed.

 

Since I couldn't access the links the OP posted, how performing are those speakers?

post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 

updated the link of the amp, it worked yesterday :(

 

i will read and try to understand your suggestions, ty

post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by Mops123 View Post

updated the link of the amp, it worked yesterday :(

 

i will read and try to understand your suggestions, ty

 

The speakers link is still returning a 404 error. The amp link woks, though.

post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roller View Post

 

The speakers link is still returning a 404 error. The amp link woks, though.

worked for me a few hours ago, server not working well at all, updated the link :)

post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 

 bump

post #14 of 21

What's your budget? And do you see the upgrade as an interim step with some other component upgrade later? For example if you can spend $X now and then are willing to upgrade another component on down the road in six months or so, the suggestions might be different. 

post #15 of 21

Uh-oh. Here's a good sign that the speakers might need to be the first upgrade. Stated specs are: 50Hz...20Khz (-16dB). Usually, you want to see a variance of +/- 3db for that kind of frequency range. My guess (and just a guess) is that the variation is a steep bass roll off and you aren't getting much mid-bass out of them. Is that true? 

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