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I see Linn are producing some active speakers!

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BigH wrote:

I see Linn are producing some active speakers!

Not sure why that merits an exclamation mark. It's nothing new for them. Linn have been making active systems for at least 30 years.

Here are the latest ones...

http://www.whathifi.com/news/linn-akubarik-active-speaker-unveiled

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I notice Yamaha are updating their HS range with 3 new monitors and a Sub. HS5, HS7, HS8 and HS8S

Available to pre-order and expected between 15/5 and 15/6 according to  http://www.andertons.co.uk/blog/recording/yamaha-release-hs5-hs7-and-hs8-studio-monitors

 

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Anyone heard these Audium speakers?

The Comp 3 and Comp 5 exist in both passive and active form. They use a widebander for 200-20000 Hz and a downfiring woofer for the lower frequencies, and come in high gloss (white or black) or real wood veneers (Zebrano looks nice!). The active versions sport 2 class D amps, a DSP with room correction and bass management, and a cinch in. No info on gain or volume control though...

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Ow god these Opals are quite insane, the bass is absolutely phenomenal and even when pushed hard (relatively) the mids and highs remain crystal clear audible, very low distortion I'd suppose...

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mpapo wrote:

Ow god these Opals are quite insane, the bass is absolutely phenomenal and even when pushed hard (relatively) the mids and highs remain crystal clear audible, very low distortion I'd suppose...

They're fantastic aren't they. rockin out

 

I've never heard any passive HiFi system that can match the clarity and sound quality of the Opals. They do proper deep bass too.  Cool

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skippy wrote:

Not too sure about the DAC/amp you have, but normally you'd go from your PC to the DAC, then from the DAC into the speakers.

Maybe someone else could add to this?

Also, may be worth mentioning what DAC you have?

 

it is an Audinst HUD MX-1

a amp+dac for headphones.

 

so does it mean that even if I have a rubbish soundcard, a good dac will do the job?

You don't need a soundcard at all to use a USB DAC.

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Avantgarde Zero 1

Threeway Active Horn Speaker with Digital inputs and wireless transmission from the Master to Slave speaker. €9000

http://www.avantgarde-acoustic.de/zero1/_en/tech-specs.html

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Ajani wrote:

Avantgarde Zero 1

Threeway Active Horn Speaker with Digital inputs and wireless transmission from the Master to Slave speaker. €9000

They look the business! Two sculptures in the living room! Any info on the amplifier class used? Probably class D?

Do you know when they will hit the shops?

How come horn speakers are so niche? Production costs? Drawbacks (narrow sweetspot, integration with the bass woofer, ...)?

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Looks like Genelec has a new range

http://www.genelec.com/music-creation/m-series/m030/overview/

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They look great. Class D amps this time?

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AlmaataKZ wrote:

Looks like Genelec has a new range

http://www.genelec.com/music-creation/m-series/m030/overview/

 

I wonder is there a bass port in the base.

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AVI is preparing their small active:

5 inch bass driver, XLR and RCA inputs (no digital inputs or preamp). Do not know hte price.

http://hddaudio.net/viewtopic.php?id=7282

 

 

 

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AudioPro Air One

Active, with DSP, digital and analog inputs (USB, optical, minijack), airplay, subwoofer out, remote control. 4x25 W class D amps, 4.5 inch woofer.

 

5 star WHF review.

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AlmaataKZ wrote:

AudioPro Air One

Active, with DSP, digital and analog inputs (USB, optical, minijack), airplay, subwoofer out, remote control. 4x25 W class D amps, 4.5 inch woofer.

 

5 star WHF review.

Very much following the modern trend, nice enough for the kitchen but one box systems do not really cut it for me.

We need someone to reliably solve the latency issues that arise with multiple paths and separate dacs so that we can have proper stereo without the link needed with most current designs, the next 'big thing' in my view.

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