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After reading through it seems like a Tube amplifiers would be the best choice for listening to alternative music and the reviews for the Jolida FX-10 say it sounds great with good speakers but which tube amplifier would be able to power the S30's along with the Klipsch Reference RW-12d 12" subwoofer?

What do you mean along with the Klipsch? Just wondering? Because it is self powered and has high level inputs. So you do not have to even think about what amp or receiver you are purchasing as far as the sub is concerned since it will function no matter what. All you have to do is an extra set of speaker wires to the sub-woofer. It doesn't actually draw power from the wires just gets a signal and then it will apply its built in x-over to that signal.

As for the question on the power needed...

What is your listening distance? I am sorry if you already said what it is but if this is being listened to from only a few feet away (less than 5) you could get away with a very very low power amplifier.

Without actually auditioning several amplifiers yourself I can say that in my opinion just mine that randomly grabbing a highly colored amplifier just because what you have read is like buying a pair of Beats Audio headphones just because 20 of your friends said they sound awesome. They do not sound awesome and if you don't actually audition several different amplifiers you will be in the same position as a 18 yr old wearing beats audio headphones. You just won't know if there is something out there that you would have liked better because you where told you would like the beats and they are the only thing you really tried that are considered high end.

If you are going to be far away from the speakers you will need more power.

Also I just noticed that sub has a knob style x-over which is nice to have since you wont be forced between just a few settings like one with a switch. I would recommend you keep it very very low. The higher the frequency the more localized the bass will become and that will make it distracting and waste power. I would recommend that you listen to some test tones through the speakers and sub at several different frequencies probably best to use some sort of tone generator application that can give you any frequency. This will give you a better idea of what the difference between 60 and 85 is. Because it seems like they would be so close especially when we you think about frequencies as high as 22KHz but in reality they are so far apart.
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DUDE! Get this stuffs, I swear you will thank me.

-Audioengine N22 (perfect compact computer 2.1 amp, with a built in headphone amp)
-Mission MX2 speakers
-Polk PSW10 Sub

This is a awesome 2.1 setup that will sound and preform great. Last a long time (this is good equipment). And be transferable to a larger system if you ever go that route. This is my go-to recommenced 2.1 comp setup.
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PS Your ROG on-board sound is fine. Don't invest in a DAC yet, not worth it with a $600 budget
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What do you mean along with the Klipsch? Just wondering? Because it is self powered and has high level inputs. So you do not have to even think about what amp or receiver you are purchasing as far as the sub is concerned since it will function no matter what. All you have to do is an extra set of speaker wires to the sub-woofer. It doesn't actually draw power from the wires just gets a signal and then it will apply its built in x-over to that signal.

As for the question on the power needed...

What is your listening distance? I am sorry if you already said what it is but if this is being listened to from only a few feet away (less than 5) you could get away with a very very low power amplifier.

Without actually auditioning several amplifiers yourself I can say that in my opinion just mine that randomly grabbing a highly colored amplifier just because what you have read is like buying a pair of Beats Audio headphones just because 20 of your friends said they sound awesome. They do not sound awesome and if you don't actually audition several different amplifiers you will be in the same position as a 18 yr old wearing beats audio headphones. You just won't know if there is something out there that you would have liked better because you where told you would like the beats and they are the only thing you really tried that are considered high end.

If you are going to be far away from the speakers you will need more power.

Also I just noticed that sub has a knob style x-over which is nice to have since you wont be forced between just a few settings like one with a switch. I would recommend you keep it very very low. The higher the frequency the more localized the bass will become and that will make it distracting and waste power. I would recommend that you listen to some test tones through the speakers and sub at several different frequencies probably best to use some sort of tone generator application that can give you any frequency. This will give you a better idea of what the difference between 60 and 85 is. Because it seems like they would be so close especially when we you think about frequencies as high as 22KHz but in reality they are so far apart.

Yeah listening distance will be around less than 5 feet away, they will be on my desk and the subwoofer will be under the desk. Like I said I don't know much about audio and their technology I wasn't aware that the subwoofer I purchased was an active thought it was a passive. So I am glad I don't have to worry about powering it.
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I didn't know you had ordered stuff, so just dismiss my above post. Good luck with the setup. That klipsch is a good sub, and you def want it active. Haven't heard the bookshelves you bought, but I'm sure they will be fine. Still love the audioengine n22.
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givmedew - Glad to see someone else who has experience in the field and ignores all the "audiophile" horse manure... Plus, you were pretty well spot-on as to interpreting the parts of my post that I didn't make clear (typed from a smartphone); I was indeed referring to D/T amps, as "digital" is just what myself and everyone else in the industry who I know says, it's a convenience thing.
The amplifiers I use day-to-day are McIntosh 1/2/4/5-way's, as I haven't been able to find a better sounding amplifier regardless of cost.

Also, NICE CHOICE on the Sonus Faber speakers!!! I myself have three pair of the Sonus Faber Cremona Auditors, and they are just as much art as they are a means of delivering art wink.gif The craftsmanship is second to none; it's like the difference between a hand-built Pagani Zonda and a Ford Focus when comparing them to Polk/Klipsch speakers! They are not the most "accurate" speakers, but I have yet to hear a set that is better able to "adapt" itself to the music it's playing or even the film track, and it's almost like they're alive!

For small to mid-size rooms, I recommend Definitive Technology subwoofers over anything from Polk/Klipsch, and I recommend Def Tech speakers over either of those two companies regardless of the room, intended use, or price range. Polk exaggerate the highs, and the sibilance drives me insane, while Klipsch intentionally make their speakers impossible to voice match so if you buy two of their speakers and then want a surround sound setup, you either ditch the two you own and go with a whole new setup, or you buy more Klipsch because mixing them with other brands sounds really, really, really odd/uncomfortable.
I have used Def Tech speakers with everything from the aforementioned Sonus Faber Cremona Auditors to my guilty-pleasure and FR/FL Movie Setup speakers, my Cerwin Vega VE-12's, and I have NEVER had an issue with them sounding noticeably different; Klipsch is the only speaker they can't get along with.

Honestly, I would recommend Cerwin Vega for anyone who is looking for speakers primarily for rock or other similar types of music (i.e. anything but classical or such), movie watching, and game playing. You will not get better for the money, and although I have subwoofers anyway (to take care of the LFE properly, and allow the 12" drivers on the speakers to deliver a much clearer low-middle/upper-low frequency range), you can get accurate and house-rattling bass from them with even a cheap receiver and no amplifier. They don't require much power to drive at all, and yet they are more tonally accurate than the Klipsch WF35 Icon towers that I sold after a month or any of the four Polk towers I've had and subsequently sold.


If you want a subwoofer for a large room, I recommend the vf212; I have 2 in my Home Theater setup, and the result is bass that has easily distinguishable note separation, something that is incredibly difficult to achieve. Then again, it is a total of 4 subwoofers...


AND I DISAGREE - the OP should absolutely get a sound card (Titanium HD) and NOT rely on the integrated audio! Come on, seriously? The Realtek chips are junk; I make more musical sounds on the toilet than the Realtek chips do tongue.gif

ALTERNATIVELY: The JDSLabs O2+ODAC is PERFECT for a use like yours, OP! I love mine, it's the best DAC+AMP I've ever used under $500, and you don't need a separate sound card with it! Check out the review at TechPowerUp!
   
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givmedew - Glad to see someone else who has experience in the field and ignores all the "audiophile" horse manure...

Just want to point out...... the only audiophile horse manure is coming from you. People who have not heard the whole gambit of what the audio world has to offer and then claiming he knows more about audio than the next person is most likely going to be spewing the nonsense.

As for not having experience at 21......



Luck is probably more of a factor here than age. I am LUCKY to have had the experience at such a young age. You at your age might have experience but you seem to lack exposure.
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It was not my intention to start a "urination contest", I simply have found, from experience, some of what you said to be untrue. Now, I know better than to think you would intentionally mislead anyone, so I do apologize if my post came across as too harsh; sometimes I just get frustrated when I see what appears to be someone repeating some of the same (false) things I've read over at places like Head-Fi ("Where music's soul came to Die!").

That is a nice vintage setup, and I have no doubt that it has a very unique and nice sound! One of the main things I was trying to convey, is that a lot of what you said was in regards to SUBJECTIVE sound quality, and in fact contradicts a lot of OBJECTIVE sound quality measures that I know... However, arguing about whether tube amps or solid-state amps sound better is futile, as each person has their own definition of what sounds "good"; there is no argument, however, that solid state amps produce a cleaner sound with less THD, noise, and interference (EMI/RFI/etc) than tube amps do. The audio work I do (mastering tracks and albums) requires that the sound be as perfectly clean as possible for pressing CD's/SA-CD's/DVD-Audio Discs or for lossless digital distribution, something that cannot be achieved with tube amps. However, one of the reasons I have the FOUR different McIntosh tube amplifiers is because some artists request that they be used for production of LP's, which I am happy to oblige.
   
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Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
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55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
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Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
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Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
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i7 3930K @ 4.92Ghz Asus Rampage 4 Extreme EVGA GTX670 FTW 2GB  EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX780Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition @ 1483... 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-Z @ DDR3-2248 9-10-9-26 1T Samsung 830 256GB SSD WD10EZEX 1TB HDD 
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WD10EALX 1TB HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB WD3200AAKS 320GB HDD WD5000HHTZ 10krpm 500GB VelociRaptor 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Hydra Pro Fan Controller 5ch 30W/ch Bitfenix Alchemy Individually-Sleeved Extension... NZXT Individually-Sleeved Front Panel Wires (Bl... Phobya Sleeved 1x3pin-to-4x3pin Fan Splitter 
OtherOtherOther
Sleeved Wires w Paracord myself (no Heatshrink) Custom Front and Top Panels w HexxMesh *In Prog... Working on Custom Pedestal Prototype 
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