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Old 10-21-2011, 06:44 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
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At home, I currently have a decent setup with some M-Audio AV-40's (LONG internal debate between these and the A2's, but I finally settled for the cheaper solution). I've got them hooked in through a NuForce Icon uDAC-2, which seems a pretty good combination to my aging ears. At work, well, the junk speakers in my monitor. Yeah, I REALLY need speakers in my office since I'm here so much, so I'd truck the AV-40's down here and enjoy the A5+ magic at home. And with the money I saved NOT having to buy new speakers, I'd be able to get a DAC for the office, too.

Hope life at HTC is treating you well! Really hoping to see a Titan on Verizon, so if you have a pipeline to the engineering and marketing departments, let them know!!
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:46 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Default They'd beat a portable CD player

Currently I use a portable CD player with a 3.5mm input with my laptop when I teach my historical dance class. High quality speakers like these would help with improving both volume and sound quality, so my dancers can be more effectively cued by the music.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:00 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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I'm currently using a set of Sennheises PC350 headphones and have no external audio at all for my rig.

This would be a significant upgrade, as now my ears wouldn't be muffed so I can check out the audio on my PC.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:10 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 270

My current audio set up in my office is awful. I have a monitor with built in speakers...they are fine for the occasional video clip, but if I ever try to watch anything longer I have to rummage around for headphones.

These would not only be a huge improvement, they would also add some class to my desk.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:14 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 13
Default Hi Jason


I have a new iMac and have been using the internal speakers, which aren't too bad. I used to have a set of Mackie MR8's and MR5's for studio work but sold them. The A5's would be a nice upgrade.

I have been reading your stuff since the very early pocket pc days and you have helped guide a lot of my early technical decisions and purchases. Thanks for all the effort you have put into these sites. I have been one of those who have benefited. Best wishes to you as you move ahead in your life.

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:14 PM
Join Date: Aug 2004
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At home, I have a Mac mini connected to a pair of of ten year old mighty Labtec speakers, $200 at the time, with separate woofer. They have seen about 15-20 different PC's and Macs over the years, yet they still work great.

A set of A5+ speakers might convince me to set up the Mac mini as a dedicated media system, as opposed to its current "general usage" role. Maybe slam in a 42 inch HDTV too.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:36 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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My current audio setup is sad indeed. I am using my tiny guitar practice amp for a speaker. The amp has 2 rca jack aux inputs, that I have plugged into an adapter into my pc's headphone jack. The sound tends to be distorted and way to heavy on the base. I can't control the aux inputs volume directly, and it seems to be stuck at 10 (max).

Obviously these speakers would sound so much better (stereo not mono). I could more accurately control the volume and not wait until every one has left the house before turning the music on
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:49 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 298

I'm just using my HP TouchSmart desktop's supplied speakers, but I would sure love to give these to my grandson if I won them.

And by the way, I'm not here as often as I used to be in the early days of PPCT (all the time then ), so just learned about your new job and plans to sell - wow!

Will be the end of an era and a huge part of my history - sorry to see you go but wishing you the best in your new capacity and life stage!
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:09 PM
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Default want to win

I usually just use headphones these days. They're handy and keep the sound limited to my ears only.

I used to have a very nice altec lansing pair but after about a decade of use, it died and i moved temporarily to headphones and just haven't had a chance to get a replacement yet... this would be perfect!
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:11 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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My current setup is a pair of cheap Dell desktop speakers so these A5+ speakers would be infinitely better than the Dells.
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