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My last post kind of fizzled out. So I thought I'd be more specific and ill ask one question at a time. I'd like just my iPhone and speakers. Simple setup under 200usd. Thanks yalls.
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Something like the Audioengine A2? You also might have better luck posting in an iPhone or computer forum.
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Where is the cheapest receiver I can get? As previously said, I want pioneers.
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You're about as clear as mud. You asked for a pair of speakers to pair with your iPhone and I gave an answer. Now it's a receiver and Pioneer speakers. Make up your mind!
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And please use complete words next time.
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You're about as clear as mud. You asked for a pair of speakers to pair with your iPhone and I gave an answer. Now it's a receiver and Pioneer speakers. Make up your mind!

Agreed.

You got write more and explain yourself better, rather than posting messages that are more like long text messages. That's why your other thread died. People got tired of trying to drag information out of you cool.gif

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Good advice. Ill try a new post. As you can tell I suck at English class.
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So..... The question of the hour..... Are the belkin music receivers about 30 dollars any good? How do receivers affect sound quality?
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Also, I'm new at this so I don't know what I want specifically. So I'm trying to ask a bunch of different things.
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Can you give me examples where I wasn't specific enough? ( my ela's are also coming up).



I also asked a bunch of questions can someone answer them please? Is that not
the polite thing to do ?
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I'd like just my iPhone and speakers. Simple setup under 200usd. ... Where is the cheapest receiver I can get? As previously said, I want pioneers.
Lepai desktop amplifier (incl. FM tuner, two analogue inputs and a USB port + SD/MMC card slot for MP3 playback) ($38)
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR speakers ($128 at Amazon.com)
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I also asked a bunch of questions can someone answer them please? Is that not
the polite thing to do ?

You asked your question 7 minutes before you put this post up - give people time.
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Where is the cheapest receiver I can get? As previously said, I want pioneers.

One would need to read your other thread to understand this.
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Eljay thank you thank you thank you. Uh.... That is a receiver right ? And how good it is? I've checked out some reviews but have you tried them personally?

I can plug my iPhone into this receiver right? Also another favor. It says the aux is fine but the 3.5 jack input sounds bad on the review. Which one is for iPhone?

Eljay. Why didn't you recommend the 2020a's they seem to be of better quality do they not fit with iPhone?
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Is there a specific reason that you have to have this combo? Can't imagine how good a $30 receiver could sound. There's some pretty nice powered speakers out there. As far as having a tuner, between live streaming and apps like Iheartradio, you've got access to a lot of stations. I have a nice avr and have never once used the tuner on it. Why mess with antennas and crappy reception when you can have crystal clear audio via streaming.
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That is a receiver right?
A receiver is a tuner + pre-amplifier + amplifier. Check, check and check. smile.gif
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And how good it is?
Beats me. But:
- it's got some good reviews;
- you wanted "the cheapest receiver I can get"; and
- with speakers, you're under your $200 budget cap.
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I can plug my iPhone into this receiver right?
If your iPhone has a mini-headphone jack, you just use a 3.5mm-to-dual RCA Y-splitter and connect the iPhone to the L+R AUDIO inputs at the back of the amp.
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Eljay thanks again! Would you recommend the 202apluses. They seem to have a lot better reveiews. It seemed odd they weren't your first choice
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Eljay thanks again! Would you recommend the 202apluses. They seem to have a lot better reveiews. It seemed odd they weren't your first choice
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Can't imagine how good a $30 receiver could sound.

Search up the 2020A+ Lepai receiver. This has pretty good reviews.
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nice powered speakers

What do you mean by these?
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Would you recommend the 202apluses. They seem to have a lot better reveiews. It seemed odd they weren't your first choice
The LP-2020A+ doesn't have a tuner, so it didn't qualify (in my book, anyway) as a receiver. But if you don't mind doing without a tuner - or a USB port or an SD card slot - it looks like a solid option.
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Powered speakers such as those sold by Audioengine. Speakers have built in amps. You would plug your iPhone straight into speakers. Do a search. Lots of options for powered monitors.
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A receiver is a tuner + pre-amplifier + amplifier. Check, check and check. smile.gif
Beats me. But:
- it's got some good reviews;
- you wanted "the cheapest receiver I can get"; and
- with speakers, you're under your $200 budget cap.
If your iPhone has a mini-headphone jack, you just use a 3.5mm-to-dual RCA Y-splitter and connect the iPhone to the L+R AUDIO inputs at the back of the amp.

You don't even need a dual RCA Y splitter. This works fine.
http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Cable-ST35MM-06-Stereo-Feet/dp/B002JCOX5U/ref=pd_cp_e_1

The Lepai 2020A+ has a 3.5mm stereo input and RCA inputs so you can actually connect two devices. I'm using one right now at work.

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You don't even need a dual RCA Y splitter. This works fine.
True, but I suggested the splitter in response to this comment of his re. the inputs on the LP-S60 (the "desktop amp"):
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It says the aux is fine but the 3.5 jack input sounds bad on the review.
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tuner??? What is that?
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Bob Man,

Your posts really are hard to read because you're all over the place.
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I'd like just my iPhone and speakers. Simple setup under 200usd. Thanks yalls.
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Where is the cheapest receiver I can get? As previously said, I want pioneers.

What do Pioneers and a receiver have to do with "just your iPhone and speakers"? I don't get it?
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Eljay thank you thank you thank you. Uh.... That is a receiver right ? And how good it is? I've checked out some reviews but have you tried them personally?

I can plug my iPhone into this receiver right? Also another favor. It says the aux is fine but the 3.5 jack input sounds bad on the review. Which one is for iPhone?

Eljay. Why didn't you recommend the 2020a's they seem to be of better quality do they not fit with iPhone?

The Lepai is not a receiver, it's a small cheap AMP. Receivers have a tuner (AM/FM radio) included.

the aux and 3.5mm input sound exactly the same on my Lepai 2020A+. I've used both.

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Would a good speaker(Pioneers) with a cheap amp (Lepai) work better than a powered speaker(Audioengine)? Or the other way around? What would you guys say?
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The Lepai is not a receiver, it's a small cheap AMP. Receivers have a tuner (AM/FM radio) included.
The LP-S60 has an FM tuner so, essentially, it is a receiver. (There's no rule that a tuner has to be AM and FM.)

That said, a good pair of powered speakers is undoubtedly a better solution than a cheap receiver and a pair of Pioneer speakers. But since the OP was asking for options involving a cheap receiver and a pair of Pioneer speakers, all for under $200, I provided one. smile.gif
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eljay how can i possibly thank you for saving my life?
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so moving on.... What are some good powered speakers? I'm looking at m-audio a40s and audioengine..
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