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post #1 of 14
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hi,
I like music, im using supreme FX hardware on Asus motherboard z170 gaming pro,
Audio is fine,
But i have 4 12 inches diameter speakers attached with 15 years old amplifier with my pc,
Im thinking to change something to get nice and crystal clear music,
What should i buy?
Sound card for mobo or amplifier for those speakers?
If amplifier then which? Please suggest me,
Good and not much expensive.
I saw a amplifier cost 100$ company mame ahuja very nice brand in india,
Thanks.
Edited by Mandeep Singh - 2/7/16 at 1:51am
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But i have 4 12 inches diameter speakers attached with 15 years old amplifier with my pc,

I saw a amplifier cost 100$ company mame ahuja very nice brand in india,.

Those Ahuja amplifiers are PA (Public Address) amplifiers. They are for reproducing speech, not music.

What speakers and amplifier do you have now? Manufacturers and models? Links to them would be helpful.
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Those Ahuja amplifiers are PA (Public Address) amplifiers. They are for reproducing speech, not music.

What speakers and amplifier do you have now? Manufacturers and models? Links to them would be helpful.
These are custom made, for heavy purpose, actually high quality.
Old amplifier actually im using of jaykay, its actually cassette amplifier but using it on pc with input jack leads.
I was thinking about this, I don't know much about it,
AHUJA AMPLIFIER DPA570 https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00LMZX0Q8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_GOVTwbC3WG5MV
Is that amplifier have facility to add wires of speakers + - wires?
Edited by Mandeep Singh - 2/7/16 at 1:37am
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Again, those are PA amplifiers, they may be very well made but they're for reproducing voices not music.
For the same amount of money you'd get better music reproduction with an audio amplifier.
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Again, those are PA amplifiers, they may be very well made but they're for reproducing voices not music.
For the same amount of money you'd get better music reproduction with an audio amplifier.
Thanks, can you suggest me audio amplifier bro?
post #6 of 14
The best used Yamaha 2 channel amplifier or integrated amplifier you can afford that was made between1978 and1984.
But then, that's a personal preference. You may not like Yamaha's "Natural Sound".
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The best used Yamaha 2 channel amplifier or integrated amplifier you can afford that was made between1978 and1984.
But then, that's a personal preference. You may not like Yamaha's "Natural Sound".
is that one ok?
http://www.amazon.in/Sony-XMN502-Channel-500-Watt-Amplifier/dp/B00G9RCYAW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1454845073&sr=8-5&keywords=amplifier#customerReviews

actually my 10 years old amp is creating sound like zzzz, its not clear as it should, i thought i could buy which produce fine tuning, im not able and cant buy expensive one,
btw is sound king or ahuja or deltan good?
http://www.flipkart.com/ahuja-dpa-570-90-w-av-power-amplifier/p/itmed56zgmcbmuj3?pid=AMRED56ZGBRWUDSZ&ref=L:8408611878454511813&srno=p_7&query=audio+amplifier&otracker=from-search

http://www.flipkart.com/sound-king-sk-8500-100-w-av-power-amplifier/p/itmebq5zcnwy68zh?pid=AMREBQ5ZZVZQPDZH&ref=L:8408611878454511813&srno=p_3&query=audio+amplifier&otracker=from-search

http://www.flipkart.com/deltan-dx2020-50-w-av-control-amplifier/p/itmeemhw2khegw25?pid=AMREEMHWNCGSAJDG&ref=L:8408611878454511813&srno=p_2&query=audio+amplifier&otracker=from-search

?
post #8 of 14
The sony is a 12V car stereo amplifier.

Not sure what you are going for but looking for cheap stuff on that website looks *extremely sketcky*

In general, the better a component is, the more specifications (meaning full ones even) are given.

These you've posted are missing a lot of important info--but at least they offer a dead give away these are *not* for actual reproduction of "crystal clear music"

20-5000Hz is a very bad sign. An amplifier should be capable at 20-20,000Hz.

Don't buy anything that doesn't have THD numbers listed, and then take them with suspicion.

Find something used that you can find a lot of specifications on, that you can afford and then see what people think about the piece. Randomly popping up info on the cheapest and easiest to get components is going to come up way under reasonable expectations.
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Originally Posted by electro2u View Post

The sony is a 12V car stereo amplifier.

Not sure what you are going for but looking for cheap stuff on that website looks *extremely sketcky*

In general, the better a component is, the more specifications (meaning full ones even) are given.

These you've posted are missing a lot of important info--but at least they offer a dead give away these are *not* for actual reproduction of "crystal clear music"

20-5000Hz is a very bad sign. An amplifier should be capable at 20-20,000Hz.

Don't buy anything that doesn't have THD numbers listed, and then take them with suspicion.

Find something used that you can find a lot of specifications on, that you can afford and then see what people think about the piece. Randomly popping up info on the cheapest and easiest to get components is going to come up way under reasonable expectations.

thanks alot,
i found one of them, have 20hz-20khz?
http://www.flipkart.com/soundwood-dx-6060-heritage-usb-fm-aux-stereo-player-av-power-amplifier/p/itme7psrddczrkn5?pid=AMRE7PSRYUSBEAGG&ref=L%3A9111451126585248350&srno=p_6&query=amplifier&otracker=from-search
is that good?

oops that is 30 watt, im searching another one

edit,
this one?
http://www.flipkart.com/sound-king-sk-8500-100-w-av-power-amplifier/p/itmebq5zcnwy68zh?pid=AMREBQ5ZZVZQPDZH&ref=L%3A-118226069693117585&srno=p_3&query=amplifier&otracker=from-search

i searched about 20khz amps, those are 5 times expensive, i cant buy,
is that one would be fine?
12khz?
Edited by Mandeep Singh - 2/7/16 at 4:32am
post #10 of 14
Buy something used with real musical specifications, like going to 20khz.

Or do what you feel comfortable with, but no one who loves sound is going to give you the thumbs up on an amp that is rated only to 12khz.
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