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hi guys
i have around 300 dollars
ive seen all the reviews so dont link me any
what i want to know is
should get a Swan D1080MkII08 + dac/amp
or just a m200MKII
(bass is important to me but i can only have a 2.0 system atm)
oh and i have an audigy card
thx guys
Edited by owned66 - 3/13/11 at 11:58am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
M10.
Didn't even read the OP...

OT: If you have read all the reviews then I am sure you know which ones do what better and what your particular ears enjoy more. When it comes to sound as long as your picking quality speakers the rest is up to your particular ears and what they enjoy hearing.

Not going to link you reviews but for my own impressions that I have heard I totally agree with this short review comparing the both of them:

Pros: I own both the original Swan M200 and I just purchased this Swan M200MKII system. The drivers of the original and the new are the same TN25 tweeters and S5N Mid-Low. Whats different is the internal components and the size of the speakers. The MKII's are a little more that 1/2 inch wider. The first thing I noticed is that the bass has significantly improved on the MKII version. Also, the grilles are more transparent, but who keeps those on anyway? The amp seems different on the MKII's in that it has a heatsink on the back. The amp is VERY clean. If you unplug the audio RCA cables and turn up the volume all the way you will hear only a slight hiss and buzz of the transformer, even with the treble all the way up. The original M200's seem to have less hiss and buzz at full volume but then again that may be because they have a weaker amp. Either way, the amp on these is VERY clean.

Cons: When I heard the highs on the original M200's my jaw dropped at how amazing they were. The MKII version didn't have that affect although the highs were still excellent. This may be because they are somewhat masked by the improved bass or because the internal circuitry is different. Also, there seems to be distortion coming from the tweeters but that may be because they have not "broken-in" yet or because the receiver I have these hooked up to wasn't properly grounded. Once I grounded the receiver the distortion seems to have disappeared (I can't put these up all the way right now its 2AM). Finally, these did not come with the high-end looking audio cables that were pictured.
Edited by Shadowclock - 3/13/11 at 12:05pm
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Edited by owned66 - 3/13/11 at 12:11pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowclock View Post
Didn't even read the OP...

OT: If you have read all the reviews then I am sure you know which ones do what better and what your particular ears enjoy more. When it comes to sound as long as your picking quality speakers the rest is up to your particular ears and what they enjoy hearing.

Not going to link you reviews but for my own impressions that I have heard I totally agree with this short review comparing the both of them:

Pros: I own both the original Swan M200 and I just purchased this Swan M200MKII system. The drivers of the original and the new are the same TN25 tweeters and S5N Mid-Low. Whats different is the internal components and the size of the speakers. The MKII's are a little more that 1/2 inch wider. The first thing I noticed is that the bass has significantly improved on the MKII version. Also, the grilles are more transparent, but who keeps those on anyway? The amp seems different on the MKII's in that it has a heatsink on the back. The amp is VERY clean. If you unplug the audio RCA cables and turn up the volume all the way you will hear only a slight hiss and buzz of the transformer, even with the treble all the way up. The original M200's seem to have less hiss and buzz at full volume but then again that may be because they have a weaker amp. Either way, the amp on these is VERY clean.

Cons: When I heard the highs on the original M200's my jaw dropped at how amazing they were. The MKII version didn't have that affect although the highs were still excellent. This may be because they are somewhat masked by the improved bass or because the internal circuitry is different. Also, there seems to be distortion coming from the tweeters but that may be because they have not "broken-in" yet or because the receiver I have these hooked up to wasn't properly grounded. Once I grounded the receiver the distortion seems to have disappeared (I can't put these up all the way right now its 2AM). Finally, these did not come with the high-end looking audio cables that were pictured.
in your opinion do you think the Swan D1080MkII08 dosnt stand a chance vs the M200MKII (overall) ?
Edited by owned66 - 3/13/11 at 12:40pm
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