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You should buy some Logitechs.

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TMB is themixingbowl.org and I only found the sets in 192 mp3 unfortunately...like I said and as you know, most recorded sets or broadcasts are going to be mp3 only :/
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Get AudioEngine A2 or A5, and it will make you love your music regardless of quality.
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You won't get too much for the amount you have. If you want the best of the best in the audio world, good luck. You need to be pretty rich.
    
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post #15 of 70
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If I could get them in flac, that would be awesome. I've never really tried, because I just assumed it wasn't possible. I suppose I would be happy with 25% of my collection converted to flac?
As long as you can get the tracks you like the most in lossless format (CD, flac, wav, whatever), I'm sure you'll be happy enough


Besides, spending money on a good setup is only going to make your mp3s sound better, not worse. It doesn't amplify the defects or anything like that. It's just that once you compare mp3 to flac on a good setup you notice defects that you didn't before, and as you get more and more used to it you just hear them on your own.
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TMB is themixingbowl.org and I only found the sets in 192 mp3 unfortunately...like I said and as you know, most recorded sets or broadcasts are going to be mp3 only :/
Yeah that is what I already have them in

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Get AudioEngine A2 or A5, and it will make you love your music regardless of quality.
I may do that, and go for the a5's since they seem they would be able to reproduce the kind of lows I am looking for that comes with my music while still hitting all the other ranges beautifully.

Question is, since they are powered, there is no need for an external amp? Can I just use the pre-out hookup on my NAD instead?

I have a friend who would probably buy my current speakers and kenwood amp for ~$200 so the A5's are doable.

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You won't get too much for the amount you have. If you want the best of the best in the audio world, good luck. You need to be pretty rich.
I might have conveyed my point wrong there, I just meant settling for "average" or something normal designed to get the job done is not something I'm good at doing haha. Even a Mid-Fi setup will be better than what most people have ever heard.

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As long as you can get the tracks you like the most in lossless format (CD, flac, wav, whatever), I'm sure you'll be happy enough


Besides, spending money on a good setup is only going to make your mp3s sound better, not worse. It doesn't amplify the defects or anything like that. It's just that once you compare mp3 to flac on a good setup you notice defects that you didn't before, and as you get more and more used to it you just hear them on your own.
So you think I will still notice a big improvement in how the mp3's I play sound, if I went with something like the A5's?


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Check out http://bt.etree.org/ it is blocked at my work so I can't see it. But I have found some good stuff here
Okay thank you for the link.
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So you think I will still notice a big improvement in how the mp3's I play sound, if I went with something like the A5's?
Of course!

Think of it like this: if you went from a 4 cylinder to an 8 cylinder car, would you really need to move up to 98-octane fuel to feel the difference?
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post #18 of 70
No but if the compression ratios are different you'd experience a lot of knock if you weren't.


What are we talking about here.
    
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Of course!

Think of it like this: if you went from a 4 cylinder to an 8 cylinder car, would you really need to move up to 98-octane fuel to feel the difference?
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No but if the compression ratios are different you'd experience a lot of knock if you weren't.


What are we talking about here.

This site needs a :rofl: smiley haha.



We are talking about how I have ~200gb of mp3 music that can not be replaced with any better of a quality format, and if it is worth it to upgrade to A5's.
The other question is also, since the A5's have their own amps built in, I don't need to run any other amp. However, I have a pre-out on my NAD 7130 Receiver, could I use this? Or is that pointless, even if I can use it?
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You can use the preouts but it's not required.
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