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Nice, I'm sure you'll be more than happy with your setup.

I'm totally satisfied with the speakers I have currently but I just wonder what better speakers might sound like.

Just noticed your Lepai 2020 is different than the one I have (all silver casing, mine has black casing on the top)
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They seem to come with different casing but the same hardware inside. Mine is the same model number (LP-2020A+), but also in a black case.
     
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Question: The speaker wire I have doesn't have positive and negative marked. Does that matter as long as they correspond correctly between the amp and the speakers?
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Originally Posted by sammkv View Post

Just set up the Lepai amp and I'm impressed. Clean and crisp sound across all frequencies! Much better than the two previous active monitors I was using. Heck of a deal, with this amp and $30 bookshelf speakers from monoprice.

Hmm for sharing purposes - what model are those speakers? Diamond 10.1s and kenwood LSK-727s added in post #4 added thumb.gif
Edited by trog - 5/3/12 at 12:48pm
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Question: The speaker wire I have doesn't have positive and negative marked. Does that matter as long as they correspond correctly between the amp and the speakers?

On one side they may be printed stuff on the wires so you can just assign say printed side to black, non printed side to red and be consistent with both sides and it's all good wink.gif
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Hmm for sharing purposes - what model are those speakers? Diamond 10.1s and kenwood LSK-727s added in post #4 added thumb.gif

The Maduio AV30, Numarks NPM5

Just picked up a pair of Insignia B2111 at a electronic discount store for $50. I believe it's discontinued now. I prefer the Insignia's for near field listening than the monoprice and sound is noticeably better.

Monoprice treble a bit harsh on my ears giving me ear fatigue lol
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Cool and thank you! Post #4 updated wink.gif
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Warning to all prospective buyers from the ebay link trog provided for the cheap Leipai TA2020 @ http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190629174200?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 - both Bikkit and me have been waiting a month or more for ours to arrive - its put both of us off buying from Hong Kong ever again. My speakers have been gathering dust all this time, very frustrating!

No ill will directed at you trog, I'm still very grateful for the thread! I've had other goodies to occupy me in the meantime headphone.gif
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I stay much nearer to HK and it took me 3 weeks so i think perhaps a tad longer if u in USA/UK wink.gif
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I have a Lepai TA2020A+ as well. Got it hooked up to my pair of Wharfedale Diamond 10.2's and they freaking sing compared to what I previously had.
Toslink to Pioneer VSX-519 and Wharfe's hooked to the Pioneer.
Now I have the Lepai hooked straight to my Gene-Z analog audio out and they sound much much better. It powers them really good.
My setup is going to sound even better when I get a Audinst HUD-MX1 to act as a DAC and get the 10meter long Techlink Wires1st RCA interconnects I ordered from Jimm's. I'll have the signal going from the DAC first to the subwoofer and let it handle crossover and then to my Lepai.
I'm gonna do some modding to the Lepai as soon as I have time, I already ordered another one of those Lepai's so I have a backup if I manage to fry the damn thing LOL.
So another set of speakers to add to the list biggrin.gif But to be honest, this Lepai can power pretty much anything, check YT video named 'Little Amp, Big Speakers' biggrin.gif
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