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Honestly I didn't think this thread would get much attention, but I'm impressed. I hope it will help a lot of people tied down to plastic name brands like logitech. And as for amps my budget is pretty tight so the DTA-1 was a decent choice but not perfect defiantly getting some distortion on anything above 65% volume but good lord its really loud.
Update: sub will be here wednesday! cheers.gif
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Honestly I didn't think this thread would get much attention, but I'm impressed. I hope it will help a lot of people tied down to plastic name brands like logitech. And as for amps my budget is pretty tight so the DTA-1 was a decent choice but not perfect defiantly getting some distortion on anything above 65% volume but good lord its really loud.
Update: sub will be here wednesday! cheers.gif

See above. It's distorting because you don't have NEARLY enough power to fully push those B652's. Its a good budget amp, but honestly I think the Lepai TA2020 would have been a slightly better choice, as its rated for 20w RMS at 8ohm per channel, instead of 7-8w RMS per channel of the DTA-1.

But as you said, it already gets plenty loud enough, with the "weak" DTA-1. That shows you just how efficient those bookshelfs really are, when you're getting them plenty loud with 7-8w of power.
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Well after I get some minimum wage money spent on my car repair bills i'll look into upgrading my amp this thread should be helpful for that too! Does it make that much of a volume/distortion difference with that amp?
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M-Audio AV40's are on Amazon right now for ~$120 and free two-day if you're a Prime member.

Those are what I use, music sounds PHENOMENAL on them!
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Well after I get some minimum wage money spent on my car repair bills i'll look into upgrading my amp this thread should be helpful for that too! Does it make that much of a volume/distortion difference with that amp?

The DTA-100a at stock will power the B652's to nearly bottoming them out mechanically with ease. They'll still take it and then some though, so no worries there. My first pair lived through 90w RMS of clean power at 8ohm (measured with my multimeter). So long as the power is clean, they'll take a good bit.

As far as loudness, I honestly cannot tell you that, as I don't own a DTA-1 for comparison. I only own the Lepai TA2020 and Dayton DTA-100a. And there's a night and day difference between the 2 (the Dayton being very much superior in clean sounding, and just raw power). It's still not a TON of power, but I can easily power any speaker in my house with the DTA-100a (including any of 4 pairs of large towers).

The Lepai is a good amp, but honestly I don't feel it would be worth the $21 it would cost to upgrade from the DTA-1. If you're going to do an amp upgrade, at least make it a good jump. Going from the DTA-1 to the TA2020 will be an upgrade, but honestly not too cost effective unless you find somebody wanting to buy your old DTA-1 to recoup the costs. Plus you'll have to make sure that your cables are perfect, because the Lepai is prone to input interference noise (mine has no issues, but tons of others do complain of this). I have yet to be able to reproduce the issue, regardless of my efforts.
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Thanks again to the OP and all the great advice in here. I have a $5 off any order over $50 from Parts Express that expires in a month up for grabs as a thank you! Anyone want it? This is the place that has been linked throughout this thread and where I purchased all of my new audio gear. Hope someone can use it to break free of the plastic crap!!! CHEERS! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
   
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Thanks again to the OP and all the great advice in here. I have a $5 off any order over $50 from Parts Express that expires in a month up for grabs as a thank you! Anyone want it? This is the place that has been linked throughout this thread and where I purchased all of my new audio gear. Hope someone can use it to break free of the plastic crap!!! CHEERS! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

PM sent. I plan to purchase the B-652s and the DTA-100a this month because of the information in this thread.
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Thanks again to the OP and all the great advice in here. I have a $5 off any order over $50 from Parts Express that expires in a month up for grabs as a thank you! Anyone want it? This is the place that has been linked throughout this thread and where I purchased all of my new audio gear. Hope someone can use it to break free of the plastic crap!!! CHEERS! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
^thanks Scribby I created this in my own selfishness, but im really glad so many other are benefiting from this.

I got two 5 dollars off in an email and they sent me a paper with my b652's with a promo for $10 off that I already used on the sub. Im really becoming a fan of parts express I'll have to keep an eye out and i may get lucky and get a huge amp on sale!
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Yeah it was a thread like this where I saw pioneerisloud recommending the dayton setup. So glad I did because ill never go back to all in one pc speaker sets.
Im thinking about getting the Lepai amp with some B652s for my sons pc.
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Coupon code has been sent off although I just read the fine print and they are tying it to my email. Hopefully Ricker will still be able to use it. If not, he will definitely get better sound thanks to everyone in this thread.
   
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