Originally Posted by AiDee
You say active
speakers? Speaker amps like the Taboo are designed for passive speakers.
AFAIK I don't think - ideally - you would use the Taboo as a preamp either because the output impedance is geared to see 4-16 ohm speakers, not another amp input (in this case, the one built into your sub). Doing this, you would probably not achieve benefits such as the Taboo's transparency, holographic imaging or dynamics.
Of course the above is null and void if you are able to detach your studiospeakers from the sub and run them from the Taboo instead?
Regardless of all this, with the LCD-X hps you are good to go!
I've read somewhere that someone also had speakers that weren't very high performance, but because they were active, it shouldn't be a problem.
I realise that the amp of the woofers will influence the bass in a negative way, but the tweeter and the other speakers are passive. I'm not really sure if the signals get separated in a very transparent way though.
The mids and highs still should sound lovely, I think. :)
The subs are the woofers of the speakers themselves; they can't be detached. Well at least you can give them an EXTRA sub signal, but the woofers themselvs are powered by an integrated amp.
I'm talking about this model: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/79235/Jbl-S412p.html (The last page has the most important information.)
Right now they're connected to an Onkyo TX-DS696, on the regular speaker outputs and sound really good this way. But if the taboo can drive them enough and the sound does improve, then the Onkyo is going upstairs and I probably only will use the Taboo.
Anyway, that's all secondary; of course the Taboo + LCD-x combination is what it really is all about! :) I use the JBL's only for background music or when I'm not behind my computer. If I really want to LISTEN and to feel the emotion of the music, I always put the LCD-x on. The JBL's have a powerful bass and a good, warm sound, but the LCD-x goes much deeper and the whole spectrum of the music is astonishing!
Edited by ToTje - 1/23/15 at 4:06pm