Trying out an M2Tech Young DAC. I like it, but it only works with Windows. It will do 32bit/384kHz over USB!!!
I was not convinced of the Swan's abilities until I plugged in the DAC today. The previous performance with the DAC in my Yamaha RX V465 was very average. The Young has really brought out some exceptional audio performance from the Swans. For the low price I paid, I am very happy. I do not believe I would have paid full price for these speakers if I heard them before purchase.
I got the Swan M1s from Ebay about 3 weeks ago for $135+ shipping. They are dinged up. I am very happy with them for the money. If I spent the full $1000, I think I'd be indifferent, but a bit disappointed.
I just got the Swan Diva C3 used from AudioGon for $275 this week. I really like it so far. I think it needs a better amp, though. My 105W Yamaha is not cutting it. I will be upgrading my receiver soon. Possibly getting separates. I am going to use it for a little while longer and I may purchase the Swan Diva 6.2s. Either way, I will be putting the M1s in the rear and getting new tower speakers.
The projector belongs to my roommate. It's quite nice for being a cheap unit. The awkward speaker cables are cut to length according to my old Definitive Technology tower speakers which had binding posts on the floor. I will invest in some better speaker cable when I get new tower speakers, and I will also get the correct length!
Please ignore the Dell speaker stands!
I intended to use the M1's as rear speakers, but they are SO much better than my Definitive Technology BP8B speakers I had to leave them up front! I could not believe how bad they made my Def Techs seem. I never realized how bad they were until I got the M1s. I was going to make some wood speaker stands to keep the M1s in the rear, and I am holding off to do that until I actually put them in the rear. The Dell boxes will suffice until I get new front towers and move the M1s to their proper position.
Edited by Greg121986 - 4/30/11 at 5:32pm