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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 07:43 PM - Thread Starter
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Needing new desktop speaker setup

Anything better for cheaper than what I've picked, or any alternatives that you'd suggest that'd be a better fitment for a PC / desk setup with occasional bluetooth youtube music from my phone while the wife cleans.

SMSL SD-793II DAC with headphones amp - $65
Dayton DTA-2.1BT2 2x50w / 1x100w 2.1 BT amp - $85
Dayton B452-AIR speakers - $45
Dayton Downfiring 6.5" Passive subwoofer kit - $80
Monoprice $16 cans, but will upgrade later on, already own

Total cost - About $277 after tax / shipping from parts express.

My question, anywhere in there to save money? I need a better than onboard audio DAC, amplified if possible headphones output, and decent enough speakers, and bluetooth capability if at all possible. Subwoofer may or may not be needed depending on amp and speakers used (but size is a concern on my desk). But for a subwoofer, I'm really wanting something as minimal as possible as its going under my desk, which is only a big enough square opening to fit my chair under it, and there's solid wood on all 3 sides. Dayton MKSX4 would be another sub choice I was considering (and really wanting) but was $28 more.

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You could change out that DAC to save some money. The Fiio D3 can be had for 20 bucks. Not sure if you needed that headphone amp, though.

https://www.amazon.com/D03K-Digital-...gateway&sr=8-5
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Quote: Originally Posted by Drake87 View Post
You could change out that DAC to save some money. The Fiio D3 can be had for 20 bucks. Not sure if you needed that headphone amp, though.

https://www.amazon.com/D03K-Digital-...gateway&sr=8-5
Well, I need some way to conveniently plug in my headphones and disable the speakers when in use, which was why I picked the DAC that I did. I'm used to using a Dayton DTA-120 right now, that has a headphones amp built in, and 60w x2 for speakers (but no Bluetooth or DAC, so its getting moved).

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Quote: Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Well, I need some way to conveniently plug in my headphones and disable the speakers when in use, which was why I picked the DAC that I did. I'm used to using a Dayton DTA-120 right now, that has a headphones amp built in, and 60w x2 for speakers (but no Bluetooth or DAC, so its getting moved).
This is 25 bucks.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DVWSWLQ...009346RSS?th=1

Should have the same functionality as the DA one.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Drake87 View Post
This is 25 bucks.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DVWSWLQ...009346RSS?th=1

Should have the same functionality as the DA one.
It even has the same incompatibilities with Netflix!!!

Bookmarked that, that saves me around $40 off my budget right there, thank you! Maybe now I can squeeze the Dayton MKSX4 sub in there instead of the 6.5". Debating on building my own small profile "wall mount" sub somehow, the 6.5" kit and just living with it being awkard under my desk, or the MKSX4 complete sub for $108.

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Quote: Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
It even has the same incompatibilities with Netflix!!!

Bookmarked that, that saves me around $40 off my budget right there, thank you! Maybe now I can squeeze the Dayton MKSX4 sub in there instead of the 6.5". Debating on building my own small profile "wall mount" sub somehow, the 6.5" kit and just living with it being awkard under my desk, or the MKSX4 complete sub for $108.
I've never heard any of the DA speaker kits. Always looked like it would be fun to do. I have one of the DA 12" subs that works pretty well for the price. You'd probably be happier spending the extra money on the better sub than spending it on the DAC, IMO.
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I mean to be honest, I don't even really want a "sub". I just want slightly extended frequency than what I can accomplish with my desk space which is very limited. 4" 2 way speakers is about the largest I can fit comfortably (Micca MB42x is a tight fit). But I'd like extension down to probably at least 50Hz or so at least, comfortably and blended in. If I can extend lower that's great, but I do have concerns for my neighbors downstairs lol.

Which honestly makes me think I'd be happier with another amp, a 2 channel full range amp, and the bigger Dayton MK402's or even a pair of Dayton MK442's, and just run with no sub.

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Quote: Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
I mean to be honest, I don't even really want a "sub". I just want slightly extended frequency than what I can accomplish with my desk space which is very limited. 4" 2 way speakers is about the largest I can fit comfortably (Micca MB42x is a tight fit). But I'd like extension down to probably at least 50Hz or so at least, comfortably and blended in. If I can extend lower that's great, but I do have concerns for my neighbors downstairs lol.

Which honestly makes me think I'd be happier with another amp, a 2 channel full range amp, and the bigger Dayton MK402's or even a pair of Dayton MK442's, and just run with no sub.
When I lived in an apartment I couldn't even turn my sub on without the neighbors going nuts. Maybe going without the sub would be a good idea.
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