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I had some general questions about an Audiophile grade audio system that I was hoping to get some insight on.

The gist is this: for high end speakers (for example, Triad Gold Mini-Monitors), what are the key elements that need to be addressed and incorporated properly in order for the whole system to be on the level of these speakers?

Specific considerations:
- finding an appropriate amplifier
- finding an appropriate pre-processor (should this be a separate component or integrated into the amplifier?)
- is power conditioning necessary? Does this actually affect sound quality?
- anything else?

Any guidance would be much appreciated.

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I had some general questions about an Audiophile grade audio system that I was hoping to get some insight on.

The gist is this: for high end speakers (for example, Triad Gold Mini-Monitors), what are the key elements that need to be addressed and incorporated properly in order for the whole system to be on the level of these speakers?

Specific considerations:
- finding an appropriate amplifier
- finding an appropriate pre-processor (should this be a separate component or integrated into the amplifier?)
- is power conditioning necessary? Does this actually affect sound quality?
- anything else?

Any guidance would be much appreciated.

Thanks

My first thought is the room itself. what size is it, and how is it furnished? How is the room going to sound? You will need to make sure that your amp can handle a four ohm load if you are going to use the above mini monitors. I have my own reasons for using separates that appeal to me. As for power conditioners, if you are concerned about power surges, you could check with your local Power Co. for a whole house surge protector.

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You also need to be thinking about a sub-woofer. The mini monitor's alone will not produce the lower bass octaves.

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Yes, I will pair the speakers with a sub-woofer for a 2.1 system.
The room dimensions are 12 x 15 feet, but there are only 3 walls (it opens into the dining room and kitchen)

Primary use will be for music, but also for movies.

here is a link to the speakers: http://www.triadspeakers.com/products/irgmm.html#
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