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@boredgunner, we have a speaker club here?? Thanks, I'll be checking that out for sure biggrin.gif .

@Farih, gaming with surround sound and good audio baked into the game (like EAX/OpenAL) is amazing smile.gif . Perhaps not as competitive as a good headphone setup but its awesome for immersion wink.gif .
   
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@boredgunner, we have a speaker club here?? Thanks, I'll be checking that out for sure biggrin.gif .

@Farih, gaming with surround sound and good audio baked into the game (like EAX/OpenAL) is amazing smile.gif . Perhaps not as competitive as a good headphone setup but its awesome for immersion wink.gif .

I'd say it's more competitive. I was playing Rising Storm in surround, multiplayer shooters take advantage of surround setups more than most games. It's chaos, gunfire everywhere out of all speakers.
 
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I got rid of LCD-X to get LCD-3F!
LCD-X was too bright for me, althought I probably could have got a warmer sounding amp and it would have been fine.

I heard the two of those next to each other and I agree. LCD-X sounded too bright in comparison and not as natural or enjoyable, but it had some nice qualities nonetheless. Bass was impressive on both but I was able to focus on the bass better with the LCD-3F (I think I got distracted away from it on the LCD-X).

Audio is a subjective thing- I'm happy with my X's so far. I also have LCD-2's, 400i's, Fostex 00's, and Shure SE535 to mix it up
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I think you might join us over in the dark side. Over here: http://www.overclock.net/t/458907/ocn-speaker-club


Normally I'd be inclined to think you just haven't tried a good surround setup, but with you I doubt that's the case. Therefore I, Dr. Boredgunner, diagnose you with a severe case of weird. Out of curiosity, do you also dislike money?

You must try Penumbra with hardware acceleration and EFX enabled on a well placed surround setup. Or Amnesia plus hardware acceleration (requires some tweaking). Mind = blown.


Nope. Unless you are warren buffet, you can not have a good surround sound system.
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Nope. Unless you are warren buffet, you can not have a good surround sound system.

While the "good" part is fairly subjective you can have a surround sound system that you can be happy with for a long time that doesn't require warren buffet's cheque book smile.gif .
   
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While the "good" part is fairly subjective you can have a surround sound system that you can be happy with for a long time that doesn't require warren buffet's cheque book smile.gif .

Yes and no. This becomes a quality vs quantity problem very quickly.

If you do not want to give up quality, then what a lot of people do is find 2 channel speakers that they like a multiply them by 4 (including the sub). So you have 4 times the speakers and 4 times the price.

Now if you want to lean towards quantity then you are correct. For instance if you are only watching movies and playing FPS games, then sound quality really does not matter as much.

I have personally not seen a quality surround sound system for less than 10 grand. Most surround sound systems that I have seen that truly give you a sense of immersion are usually closer to 40K.

Sooooooooooooo yeah.
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Having the power to amp galvanicly isolated.
I can hook up the PSU from the DAC to this transformer to.
Its to small to have the whole powerstrip behind it.

I have no ground here so galvanic isolation is the next best solution..

For the whole powerstrip i would need a 1000VA transformer and they cost a bit much even when i build it myself frown.gif
Amp + DAC is only about 10~20watts.

Ahhhh, good to know!
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I already have my Monoprice 5" powered studio monitor speakers for that, it just is a 2.0 setup, but I really enjoy it... I'm just saying if I get a good paying job someday, that Dolby Atmos 7.1 Onkyo would probably sound really impressive for blu ray movies or more theatrical gaming experiences

What I'm going to say is going to make me sound like somewhat of a fanboy, but oh well.... Seriously, the Adams blow anything Monoprice has out of the water. They are a (censored)(censored)(censored) absolutely awesome and lovely speaker..... Provided you have a reasonable amount of treatment in your room, or at least in the close area. And position them correctly.

Nope, I don't want a pair of them at all, is it that obvious? tongue.gif I only want a pair of A5X's for my gaming rig, A7X's for audio work...... And the S3X-H's for my HTPC..... So they have some yellow, I can live with it for what you get.
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Yes and no. This becomes a quality vs quantity problem very quickly.

If you do not want to give up quality, then what a lot of people do is find 2 channel speakers that they like a multiply them by 4 (including the sub). So you have 4 times the speakers and 4 times the price.

Now if you want to lean towards quantity then you are correct. For instance if you are only watching movies and playing FPS games, then sound quality really does not matter as much.

I have personally not seen a quality surround sound system for less than 10 grand. Most surround sound systems that I have seen that truly give you a sense of immersion are usually closer to 40K.

Sooooooooooooo yeah.

Don't worry, the subject was gaming and I guess movies too. I've never recommended surround for music as I know it takes extreme spending to make a good setup, and even then how good?
 
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@Tjj226 Angel @boredgunner, I started with a speaker setup then moved onto headphones in the last year. For 8yrs+ I've run the same Paradigm Monitor 7.6/CC190/Atom setup and have always enjoyed it. Even though the Monitor range is Paradigm's entry level range they are a fantastic speaker set for the money. Great for gaming, movies and especially surround sound music.

I have 5.1ch DVDA/SACD rips of albums by Nine Inch Nails, The Crystal Method, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Amon Tobin and Bjork. A well mastered 5.1ch album is a fantastic listening experience smile.gif .

While you won't be able to pick out the same microdetails that headphones can deliver (unless you invest in acoustic room treatment) you do get enveloped by the sound and can either have a well placed sound stage with the instruments appearing in their correct places or have an immersive sonic trip with clever panning that can heighten the music. It might sound gimmicky but it can work when done properly wink.gif .

Edit: oh, and concert DVDs and BluRay are awesome in 5.1 smile.gif .

PS: it'd be nice if Tapatalk's subscription page was like the OCN mobile template. If it were I'd probably consider it more for the iPhone.
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Something unexpected occurred. Mobo of a laptop fried. Gotta get a new laptop now.

Gotta sell the Schiit Bifrost Multibit as a result cause I was already cash strapped. $670 in net debt became $900... and I set aside $110/month for recreational requirements. February 2016 is the end of the 0% interest period. Ends won't meet as a result.

On the bright side, $230 for a laptop with an FX-8800P is a damn good steal.
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