ski2xblack, i'm really liking the audioengine A5+ powered speakers. What other components that audioengine sells would you recommend? I like their subwoofer and amp as well. Would those all be a good fit together?
Also, I like the option to someday add on the wireless ability with the above equipment.
What do you guys think of the following setup;
- Audioengine 5+ powered speakers
- Audioengine 2 powered desktop speakers
- Audioengine S8 powered subwoofer
- Audioengine D124-Bit computer interface
Would I need to add any other components at this time?
Would everything integrate together properly?
Would 4 speakers be overkill?
Do I need an amp?
I could live without the powered desktop speakers if this hookup couldn't be done.
I want a "wired" system first and foremost while I'm learning and growing my knowledge.
Last edited by wurmng; 07-31-2012 at 01:52 PM.
anyone have any thoughts or opinions they could share in regards to my proposed file storage idea? I'd appreciate the insight!
In my personal testing I was not able to hear any difference between FLAC and 320 kbs mp3 or AAC files. Do your own testing to find the right bit rate for you.
As other posters have mentioned, one advantage of lossless is that you can always convert to lossy but not the other way around (once the data is gone it cannot be recreated). Than being said, if you are retaining the CD's and hard drive space is an issue, a high bit rate lossy format may serve you just as well with no audible difference in sound quality.
Just my two cents.
After having a hard drive stop working on me...the one on which I had loaded all of the lossless files from 200+ CDs...I highly recommend having copies of those files on more than one set of media. You can burn far fewer DVDs, or use two hard drives, for example.
Mains and Surrounds: NHT 1.5s, Center: NHT AudioCenter-1, Subs: SVS PC13-Ultra, SB13-Ultra, Receiver: Pioneer Elite VSX-23, Amps: Emotiva RPA-1, POS-1, Display: Panasonic TC-P50G10
Rip to Flac, it's the most widely used lossless format. Then use XLD (free) to transcode to MP3 right into itunes so you can download into your idevices.
I use a Squeezebox to play my lossless audio on my big system.
so itunes will allow me to rip to FLAC but won't allow me to play FLAC through itunes? Or am I completely missing a step in the progression of this whole file conversion... If someone could map this out and dumb it down that'd be really helpful
step 1 - open itunes
step 2 - insert cd into superdrive
step 3 - ...
step 28 - drink a beer!