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    Speaker choice...

    Quote: Originally Posted by endless402 check out canuckaudiomart for cdn sellers rc70's are overkill...havent found a 4 way speaker that i like yet. it's quite difficult to integrate that many drivers. most, at that price range, have a sloppy bass, though loud and deep stick with...
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    gallo micro for travel speaker setup?

    That Kingrex model has the USB DAC and amp in one chassis, I believe. Unless you go with the optional power supply, I think you are looking at one relatively compact chassis to take care of everything. The T20U includes an integrated DAC for USB input that uses the Burr-Brown OPA2604AP for...
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    gallo micro for travel speaker setup?

    The Nuforce Icon is a little short on the power end. When looking for an amp with a sub out to drive my JohnBlue JB3's, did not find many options. Nuforce customer support themselves told me the Icon did not have enough power to drive the relatively inefficient JB3's. I ended-up ordering an...
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    Whats the general concensus on Tripath/T-Amps? All hype or good value?

    Wish I had seen this Gizmo amp with the sub out before ordering the new Virtue Audio ONE.2. It just did not pop-up on my radar screen--should have looked harder. This Gizmo is more the price range I was hoping for. The Gizmo is probably not a 2024 based amp given the 25 watt per channel power...
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    Whats the general concensus on Tripath/T-Amps? All hype or good value?

    I came across this, and while not a true "Tripath" chip, appears to be similar enough(?) being based on the Yamaha class D chip, to mention as a candidate for the successor to the original T-Amp in terms of bang-per-buck. For 50 bucks, if this review is accurate, looks like a cheap way to...
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    Whats the general concensus on Tripath/T-Amps? All hype or good value?

    Quote: Originally Posted by FraGGleR I think it is the 2020, not the 2024 that set off all the storm about T-amps several years ago. The 2024 doesn't provide as much power. At any rate, I bought a case-it-yourself amp based around the 2020 off of ebay for $21 shipped (they sell their...
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    Whats the general concensus on Tripath/T-Amps? All hype or good value?

    Quote: Originally Posted by FraGGleR I think it is the 2020, not the 2024 that set off all the storm about T-amps several years ago. The 2024 doesn't provide as much power. At any rate, I bought a case-it-yourself amp based around the 2020 off of ebay for $21 shipped (they sell their...
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    Whats the general concensus on Tripath/T-Amps? All hype or good value?

    Quote: Originally Posted by krmathis I would say there are both good and bad ones. I for one certainly love mine. The RWA Signature 30.2, which afaik are built around the Tripath 2051. Love it! For $2600, I imagine the RWA Signature 30.2 is INCREDIBLE! I've spent more than a...
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    Best option to integrate JB3 and sub for computer audio--Nuforce Icon?

    I am struggling with the best way to integrate my John Blue JB3 speakers and a Velodyne sub as a desktop computer system. Since I have an Audigy 2 zs sound card (with front break-out panel) and a DAC on the shelf (Lite DAC-AH), do I use the Audigy digital out to the Lite DAC and look for a small...
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    Newb trying to get a good 2.0 setup going, advice is greatly welcomed

    Buy a pair of JohnBlue JB3's. These may be the best speaker value in existence. I have many more expensive speakers, but head for these little wonders almost every time. The best sound I have ever heard in a near field application at modest volume levels. Could be the ultimate desktop computer...
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