I shipped them but they found nothing wrong but when it was shipped back same problem would work then wouldn't. I was hoping it might be the connector but I think that type of connector i can only get thru swan.
Swan D1080MkII 08 Review
In looking for a set of cost effective desktop speakers (limiting myself to $200 at this time) to use for my PC listening & being that I wasn't yet completely set on what I wanted, I narrowed it down to the Swan D1080MkII 08's and the M-Audio AV40's. I decided to purchase both, compare them and send back the looser.
Shortly after the arrival of both sets and after only a few hours of break-in time for each, I initially started my listening session using a Sansa Clip+ as the source with well recorded tracks ripped at 320kbps (I went to CD's later as I wanted to see what kind of detail etc. could be extracted from a lesser quality source, CD's did sound better).
Upon listening I immediately noticed that the D1080MkII 08's had a much fuller sound than the AV40's, and were very smooth and detailed overall. They also had more midbass punch and a lower extending bottom end than the AV40's. There was also noticeably more micro detail in the Swans. For example, when listening to a cymbal's decay, the Swans have a much more realistic sound and feel to them than the M-Audio's. The AV40's did seem to be just a tad bit edgier in the highs, as well as the treble being a slight bit boosted in comparison. The lower crossover point in the Swans is easily heard particularly in female voices. Generally speaking the earlier one can bring in the tweeter the better. The D1080MkII 08's are also considerably less directional, in my opinion, as the AV40's seem to sound their best in the sweet spot and less so off axis (the AV40's drivers are very recessed within the enclosure that perhaps causes this). The bottom line...the AV40's are pretty good...but the D1080MkII 08's are quite a bit better. I can see how both of these speakers would benefit from a small sub though, as the bottom most octaves are just not there, but are still very enjoyable to listen to.
The Swan D1080MkII 08's are most definitely worth the little extra money! As an avid audio nut in general and do-it-yourself speaker builder, I highly recommend giving them a try; they are very surprising for the money! My wife would have not been real happy if I had spent any more money or I would have gone for the Swan 200Mk III's. If the D1080MkII 08's are this good I can only imagine what the 200Mk III's are like! Thanks to Swan/HiVi and The Audio Insider for a great productjob well done!
I've recently added a Polk PSW111 8" powered sub (now slightly modified) and a NuForce uDAC-2 into the mix and all just keeps getting better!