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Ive read few comparison and suggestion thread when i was googling for Focal XS Book. Quickly found Audioengine A2. I also found an aplifier + bookshelf setup mentioned in one thread. LP-2020A Lepai and Dayton audio B652. So i came here to ask which setup is best for me and if its amp+speakers which option is best under 300$. speaker could be smaller than B652 but i dont want to go below 15W. Thank you!

 

im european so forgive me for bad english. i wanted to add that im thinking of buying asus xonar st, so thats another 200$, but maybe somebody can offer a better solution. id like to stay below 400$ total. or maybe i should go with high end motherboard and stay without discrete sound card because this will be for my new rig. hard to decide. the more i think about it the more expensive stuff i see.. and im not that much of an audiophile realy.


Edited by kancaras - 10/19/13 at 9:25am
post #2 of 9
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bump

 

im thinking of buying lepai lp2020a and jbl loft 40. speakers are ideal in size for me. good setup or it can be improved?

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I don't know anything about those JBLs, but I'd look and see what Wharfedale Diamonds, Dali Zensors, and Focal Chorus go for.
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I don't know anything about those JBLs, but I'd look and see what Wharfedale Diamonds, Dali Zensors, and Focal Chorus go for.

 

thanks, but these are above my budget and above my desired dimensions. i would like speakers of height <10inch, width <6inch and depth ~7inch. power doesnt matter because most of what i see are over the top for what i nead, and budget is <150$ for speakers. speakers will be on a table near a wall. small room.

 

i found one speakers with fron facing holes. is it better to have those?

http://www.dynavoice.se/dynavoice-magic-s-4/7/


Edited by kancaras - 10/20/13 at 12:34pm
post #5 of 9
Sorry. I don't know then. Prices are different from one country to another. Might be best to update your community profile with your location in case someone from your country can help.

Dual ports/single ports. No particular advantage of dual over single. Depends on whether the speaker was designed correctly.
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Im not sure if i am looking at the right speakers. because at amazon.com Wharfedale Diamonds cost 300$+ for a pair. focals 400$+. and im more in a jbl, magnat,jamo or cambridge price range.

post #7 of 9
I thought you were in Europe since you said you are European. Sorry redface.gif

Good speaker values for the US are Cambridge Audio S30 (these were a great value before being on closeout for a new model line) and Pioneer BS-22s (you can check dimensions). Consider an Indeed TA2021 or Topping T21 t-amp for an even better amp than the Lepai (better build quality, little better SQ, and a little more max output).

If you don't use headphones with your computer, Xonar DX (or D1) is an excellent sound card. Does not have a headphone amp, but a line out for speakers.
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I thought you were in Europe since you said you are European. Sorry redface.gif

Good speaker values for the US are Cambridge Audio S30 (these were a great value before being on closeout for a new model line) and Pioneer BS-22s (you can check dimensions). Consider an Indeed TA2021 or Topping T21 t-amp for an even better amp than the Lepai (better build quality, little better SQ, and a little more max output).

If you don't use headphones with your computer, Xonar DX (or D1) is an excellent sound card. Does not have a headphone amp, but a line out for speakers.


no, im sorry for not specifying all the detail. i live in europe, but i read these forums and i check amazon.com for comparison, prices and specs. we usualy dont get big deals here (at least that i know of). and im not even sure from which country im gona buy :) because in my small country (lithuania) its hard to find a shop with all the models so that i can listen to them. and the price 8 times out of 10 is higher. ill probably buy from amazon.de because they have the amps that i want. im gonna go with lepai because i like its form and that i can attach it under the table. gonna upgrade later and use lepai for my car or sell it. and about speakers - i am starting to like jbl loft 30 and im comparing it now with jamo s 602. they are both just 5.2" wide.

post #9 of 9

Audioengine A2 plus their DAC/AMP D1 = USD 369.  This includes a headphone out as well.

 

For nearfield listening, at this pricepoint, its going to be pretty good. I use the D1 in my home desktop system with some previously purchased powered speakers was easy to tell the difference from the computer sound card, plus I really wanted the on desk volume control dial.

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