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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looking for a audio setup for my pc looking for a 5.1 or at least a 2.1 something with good bass and punch with a loud output 

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What's your Budget?


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: msi mag b550 tomahawk RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> whatever bud or IEM Im feeling that day

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 7/5/2020 at 9:57 PM, rice guru said:

What's your Budget?

Around 300ish maybe a bit more looking probably more for a 2.1 so I could fit it on my desk.

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5 hours ago, Austin243 said:

Around 300ish maybe a bit more looking probably more for a 2.1 so I could fit it on my desk.

while I dont know if I can fit a subwoofer into that budget I can thingk of the iloud micro or. the jamo s803 , mica rb 42, sony sscs5 paired with a topping pa3amp which should all be within your budget reason I named these speakers is they should have enough bass to sorta make up for the lack of subwoofer. And trust me as a micca rb42s user myself at least this speaker has enough bass and is small enough to fit on a decent size desk


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: msi mag b550 tomahawk RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> whatever bud or IEM Im feeling that day

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 7/28/2020 at 8:38 PM, rice guru said:

while I dont know if I can fit a subwoofer into that budget I can thingk of the iloud micro or. the jamo s803 , mica rb 42, sony sscs5 paired with a topping pa3amp which should all be within your budget reason I named these speakers is they should have enough bass to sorta make up for the lack of subwoofer. And trust me as a micca rb42s user myself at least this speaker has enough bass and is small enough to fit on a decent size desk

just out of curiosity and simplicity does a powered speaker have any disadvantages to say a speaker and amp combo and have you ever used any edifier speakers I saw the the r1850 have a sub plug in the back to connect a powered subwoofer just would like to understand more about the advantages vs disadvantages I only ever hooked a sub in a vehicle 

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3 hours ago, Austin243 said:

just out of curiosity and simplicity does a powered speaker have any disadvantages to say a speaker and amp combo and have you ever used any edifier speakers I saw the the r1850 have a sub plug in the back to connect a powered subwoofer just would like to understand more about the advantages vs disadvantages I only ever hooked a sub in a vehicle 

depends on the speaker on if it can be powered externally as well. a powered speaker generally can sound just as good as a passive one its just reliant on the internal amp and how good it is the advantage to a passive speaker is the ability to just easily patch it on to a system like say a 5.1 surround sound or for audiophiles who really like to control every single aspect of therisystem like what cable is used what amps are used, how much power is fed into the system and stuff like that. but generally the internal amps are good enough and are designed to drive the speakers loud enough


***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: msi mag b550 tomahawk RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> whatever bud or IEM Im feeling that day

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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How much desk real estate do you have? If you've got a big desk then some passives plus a desktop amp is a good way to go. If you're a bit confined in terms of space I'd get some high quality active powered desktop speakers and probably do away with the sub. With decent quality speakers you probably won't miss it.


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23 hours ago, Austin243 said:

just out of curiosity and simplicity does a powered speaker have any disadvantages to say a speaker and amp combo and have you ever used any edifier speakers I saw the the r1850 have a sub plug in the back to connect a powered subwoofer just would like to understand more about the advantages vs disadvantages I only ever hooked a sub in a vehicle 

A powered speaker is just a passive speaker with an amplifier inside. Also has other inputs and what not but simply, it's a passive speaker with 1 channel of amplification for each channel (L/R)

 

An active speaker will have one amplifier for each driver, and a crossover before the amplifiers.

 

The one big disadvantage to powered/active speakers is that you can only really change the source gear, and nothing else. Alot of people like to mess around with amplifier/speaker combos and you can't do this with powered/active speakers.

 

Powered speakers do tend to be slightly cheaper than an equivalent sound quality amplifier/speaker combo. The amplifier doesn't need an entire enclosure, as the speaker provides this.

 

You can also match speaker drivers to the amplifiers well. With passive speakers, it's hard to get a good match with an amplifier as the speaker designer does not know how the amplifier feeding the speaker will behave. Active speakers are used most often in studios, as DSP can be used before the amplifiers to achieve an amazing FR.


If you have any questions about ultra high end audio (Or any speakers or audio gear!), don't be afraid to shoot me a message, or mention me.

 

Spent over 700k on audio gear, still trying to increase sound quality.

 

Why 44.1kHz is all you need: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist–Shannon_sampling_theorem

 

How loud should you listen?: http://dangerousdecibels.org/education/information-center/decibel-exposure-time-guidelines/

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