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Which of these options would be best (and why) to upgrade from my current desktop set up and the best place / price to get it:

 

1. Bluesound Duo D30 Speaker System - ( plus Power Node 2 and a Pulse P300 and a Pulse Flex for around my apartment )

 

2. Audioengine A2+ w/ Audioengine Sub - ( plus a couple of Audioengine B2's for around my apartment )

 

3. ADAM Audio A3X w/ ADAM Audio Sub - ( plus a good DAC and some other way to stream to my 30 year old Denon stereo w/ Klipsch speakers)

 

**I use Pay Pal if anyone has any equipment for sale that would go well with my upgrade**

 

I'm currently using the same set-up that's in my signature and that's the furthest I've gotten at this point into computer audio.

 

Thanks in advance for all who would offer advice, etc. I really appreciate it.

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Hello, how much are you looking to spend?

 

Not sure if you have seen any of these before but I would probably pick something from this list myself. There are several very nice options for similar prices.

 

I know the Genelec are discussed here and elsewhere quite a bit. The Adam Monitors are pretty nice as well.

 

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I'd like to keep it around $2,500

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thanks

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btlancaster24: As i have written before to others go to eBay or Amazon and find some of Henry Kloss's Cambridge Soundworks Ensembles or even S-300 satellites for peanuts ie few 100's$ or less- solid build I still use mine with the newton towers and model 6's great buy from one the pioneers of speakers.

If you have 2-3000$ to spend near you I think is Legacy Audio- American hand built speakers and the Studio HD monitors might fit your build.

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thanks

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thanks

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I tried several set ups and ended up with Adam A3x+S7 sub and really enjoy them. I was somewhat constrained space wise (have several monitors on my desk), so the A3xs were perfect. You can get a combo deal on these for ~$1200, leaving you a good bit for a DAC and way to connect to your existing stereo (not sure arrangement, i.e. where stereo is, so can't comment on that).

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I tried several set ups and ended up with Adam A3x+S7 sub and really enjoy them. I was somewhat constrained space wise (have several monitors on my desk), so the A3xs were perfect. You can get a combo deal on these for ~$1200, leaving you a good bit for a DAC and way to connect to your existing stereo (not sure arrangement, i.e. where stereo is, so can't comment on that).

DAC recommendation? Does it matter what style of music you're listening to? I mainly listen to Christian Contemporary worship music with a rock style / feel

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I tried several set ups and ended up with Adam A3x+S7 sub and really enjoy them. I was somewhat constrained space wise (have several monitors on my desk), so the A3xs were perfect. You can get a combo deal on these for ~$1200, leaving you a good bit for a DAC and way to connect to your existing stereo (not sure arrangement, i.e. where stereo is, so can't comment on that).

 

Which DAC do you recommend? Also, does it matter very much using the XLR's or just RCA inputs?

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I will recommend the Salk Power Play Active Monitors - they have a stunning sound and have a built in DAC and DSP, as well as digital Crossover - yes they are 2195 but then all you need is the source (Daphile or the like would work well) - there is a remote that comes with the speakers.

Current:  JRiver 26 on Win 10 PC (AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with 32 GB RAM) or Daphile on an AMD A10-5700 with 8 GB RAM

DAC - TEAC UD-501 DAC 

Amplification - Bow Technologies Wazoo Integrated

Speakers: Wharfedale Linton Heritage - KEF LS50 - ELAC unifi UB5's - Linn Tukans - others......

Cables: Homebrew with Naim NACA 5 cable and DiMarzio Interconnects

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On 3/19/2017 at 4:57 PM, botrytis said:

I will recommend the Salk Power Play Active Monitors - they have a stunning sound and have a built in DAC and DSP, as well as digital Crossover - yes they are 2195 but then all you need is the source (Daphile or the like would work well) - there is a remote that comes with the speakers.

 

Thanks

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13 minutes ago, btlancaster24 said:

Thanks

 

Salk Power Monitors

 

link for you.

Current:  JRiver 26 on Win 10 PC (AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with 32 GB RAM) or Daphile on an AMD A10-5700 with 8 GB RAM

DAC - TEAC UD-501 DAC 

Amplification - Bow Technologies Wazoo Integrated

Speakers: Wharfedale Linton Heritage - KEF LS50 - ELAC unifi UB5's - Linn Tukans - others......

Cables: Homebrew with Naim NACA 5 cable and DiMarzio Interconnects

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