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post #1 of 5 Old 09-30-2013, 02:23 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking to replace my current cyber acoustics 2.1 system and am considering the Audioengine 5+ and Swan M200Mkiii. I will be using them on my desk with my computer for listening to pandora (192Kbps)-mainly pop music, youtube videos, movies, and online tv shows. I was considering both 2.0 and 2.1 systems, but am leaning towards a nicer 2.0 system. I have a 450 budget and space on my desk for speakers as large as the swans. I was also looking at the A2, M-audio BX5D2 and Emotiva pro airmotiv 4. I've heard the swans sound the best, but I'm worried they will be too unforgiving to my fairly bad sources. Which system would you recommend for this setup/usage?

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i have the A2s. I like them for a desk top. The A5+ would be too big for my tastes sitting that close.

I'd be tempted to try the emotiva airmotiv 4s. My main speakers have ribbon tweeters and I really like those.
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I think the A2 speakers are the best you can get. I like them better than the A5.

The new PSB powered speakers are also supposed to be very good.

With ANY of these small powered speakers, a modest subwoofer is essential if you want ANY bass at all.

It doesn't need to be very big for that application, since you aren't going to be blasting.

The Polk PSW10 is inexpensive and should work well.
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The dealer I go to has the PSB's along w/the Audio Engines, Paradigms and new KEF powered speakers w/built in DACs. I really liked the PSB's smooth top end w/plenty of detail. About the same size as the A2's. If you like the PSB speaker sound these are worth a
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B&H has JBL LSR 2328P for $250 apiece...if you can stretch the budget, they're worthy.
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