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I read the lepai amps may have some quality control issues.

I do know they're susceptible to ground loops and interference with the input. I had one that was excellent, but I also used shielded cables. In my car the lepai amp was horrible.

Either amp is a good choice really.
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IMO the best bang for your buck is STILL a set of Dayton Audio B652 speakers and a good D-Class Amp.
Heck, if you throw in a Dayton Sub-800 you have a fantastic(and cheap) 2.1 system for about $180.
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If you're going for the pioneer speakers spring the extra $20 for these. http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemNumber=N82E16882117406

If you really want them to pop to life and get good power step up to the dta-100a. Granted for only low volume listening the dta-1 will do fine.
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Cello open C string is C2 (65 Hz). Realistically you need the sub for that unless you have floorstanders. But I guess the "lower register" should be mostly above that range around the crossover. I mean, the G right above (like for the first note of the famous first Bach cello suite) is already 98 Hz on modern tuning, and your sub shouldn't be doing that.


Oh yeah, around this price range I'd forget the sub at lower volumes. Or... it really depends on the music and what you expect, but for most, you're better off spending more on decent speakers that get the midrange less poorly.

Dayton b652s go down to 60hz and are $40. T amp is $25-90. No sub needed. Studio monitors sometimes won't extend that low but they're also a lot cleaner. Nothing wrong with the b652s of course as they're absolutely excellent for their price. Studio monitors do of course sound a lot better as do more expensive bookshelfs.

Hm, tradeoffs and all for where you set the crossover... and I'm probably wrong. I don't use speakers much and don't currently even have a set for myself where I live now. On second thought, it's probably better to lose some of that bass region than set the sub so high. Also depends on room and so on.

But something like the B652s roll off well above 60 Hz. They're over 12 dB down at 60 Hz compared to 100 Hz. see here

Anyway, sorry for derail.
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I read the lepai amps may have some quality control issues.
my first lepai failed in just over a month so I couldnt return it. The sound would cut out randomly for extended periods of time. I ended up buying another one and I really love it. I have it paired with some polk monitor 30 II bookshelf speakers and it will push them louder than I would listen to in my apt. Its a gamble, but Im thinking about picking up a few more for some projects.
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I read the lepai amps may have some quality control issues.
my first lepai failed in just over a month so I couldnt return it. The sound would cut out randomly for extended periods of time. I ended up buying another one and I really love it. I have it paired with some polk monitor 30 II bookshelf speakers and it will push them louder than I would listen to in my apt. Its a gamble, but Im thinking about picking up a few more for some projects.

The one that was cutting out, if you still have it, try a better power supply for it. 12-16v and as much amperage as you can find.
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The one that was cutting out, if you still have it, try a better power supply for it. 12-16v and as much amperage as you can find.
I tried several power supplies including the one that came with my new lepai and it still has the same problem. You can hear a relay clicking on and off randomly.
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