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I recently was having audio interference, mouse noise etc from a Topping TP60 and realized it was garbage after having two so far. It could be my setup as well but 3 different computers and different soundcards and different ways to hook up and all had the mouse buzz etc.

 

You plug in the headphones and the noise was gone.

 

I currently have

http://www.parts-express.com/fountek-neocd10-ribbon-tweeter--296-701

http://www.parts-express.com/tang-band-w4-1720-4-underhung-midbass-driver--264-872

https://sites.google.com/site/undefinition/speedster

 

I built these. They sound amazing and currently have them powered with a TrendsAudio TA10.1

http://www.trendsaudio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=28

 

I can pay up and get the Hi Fi package but after having the topping fail on me pretty hard for my application I was contemplating on a mid range receiver instead?

 

I have a ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard and ASUS Maximus Hero VII


Edited by StayCreepin - 11/28/14 at 12:51pm
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I'm a little confused. You are going to continue powering the speakers with the TA 10.1, and you just want a preamp/headphone amp/selector? Or, are you going to be replacing the TA 10.1 with a receiver?
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The TA isn't powerful enough to pump out what these guys would need, They run 4ohm and should be good 50-60watts at 4ohm.

The TA is very underpowered so they don't sound like they could.

 

So yes, Replacing the TA10.1 and have a receiver in it's place.

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Gotcha - OK, well, I'm not a receiver expert (or any other type of expert!) The Sony STR-DH130 2-channel receiver that is available everywhere for $100 seems like a good deal. I wish it had a sub-out and crossover. Or, you could look for a vintage amp or receiver (just be careful of old capacitors). Finally, I've seen good deals on refurb units at Accessories4less.com.
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Originally Posted by StayCreepin View Post
 

I recently was having audio interference, mouse noise etc from a Topping TP60 and realized it was garbage after having two so far. It could be my setup as well but 3 different computers and different soundcards and different ways to hook up and all had the mouse buzz etc.

You plug in the headphones and the noise was gone.

I currently have

http://www.parts-express.com/fountek-neocd10-ribbon-tweeter--296-701

http://www.parts-express.com/tang-band-w4-1720-4-underhung-midbass-driver--264-872

https://sites.google.com/site/undefinition/speedster

I built these. They sound amazing and currently have them powered with a TrendsAudio TA10.1

http://www.trendsaudio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=28

I can pay up and get the Hi Fi package but after having the topping fail on me pretty hard for my application I was contemplating on a mid range receiver instead?

I have a ASUS Xonar Essence STX sound card and ASUS Maximus Hero VII

 

Hopefully you disabled the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIOS, when you installed the Essence STX.

I'm assuming the STX's RCA outputs are what you use to send the audio signal to the speaker amplifier.

 

You really have no apparent need for a receiver, just a 2-channel speaker amplifier.

Maybe you can find an used amplifier off Craigslist or eBay.

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