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Old 2nd January 2009, 17:43   #1
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I recently got myself a pair of AudioEngine A5. Pretty good speakers, good to the extent that I now feel the need for a better source. My current options of source are:
1. My Vaio laptop (running the crappy realtek a97).
2. Nokia N82.
3. I-Pod (4th gen)- this went kaput yesterday.

note: music would be high bitrate mp3 or flac.

What i have in mind:

1. Connecting an audiophile USB DAC to my laptop.
2. Getting another ipod and a dock to bypass the analog part of the Ipod.

Please suggest if the above two options are good or is there something else that i can get.

Also, was thinking of adding a sub to the A5's. Any suggestions for that? Budget for the sub is max 15K.

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Ipod Docks all use the analog chip in the Ipod other than the Wadia iTransport. You are better off with a USB soundcard like EMU 0404 USB or a DAC that can accept USB input.
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thanks for the reply ROC. Any idea of where i can source it in NCR?
Also any sub options for the A5?

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Ipod Docks all use the analog chip in the Ipod other than the Wadia iTransport. You are better off with a USB soundcard like EMU 0404 USB or a DAC that can accept USB input.
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I recently got myself a pair of AudioEngine A5.
1. Connecting an audiophile USB DAC to my laptop.
2. Getting another ipod and a dock to bypass the analog part of the Ipod.
Also, was thinking of adding a sub to the A5's. Budget for the sub is max 15K.
for 15K you wont get an active sub that does the A5 justice. a poor sub will detract from the sound of the A5.

for the USB DAC I saw some nice stuff in Singapore incl something called a Firestone Fubar at Jaben (Adelphi). There is a nice guy we jokingingly call Uncle who will let you demo the stuff and buy what you like. dont know if he'll ship to india though.

http://www.firestone-audio.com/
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Yeah Jaben ships to India. Quite a few people have ordered from him but the shipping was painfully slow

For the sub you could look at Audioengines own sub, might go with the bookshelves
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Is the Audio Engine AS8 sub really available in India? If so, from where and for how much? I wonder so because I can't find them listed on bajaao.com or the APS (AE importer).

What the Polk audio options? Any dealer who can ship them?

I'm in the same situation as you are trance_nut.
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Thanks for the reply Navin. Any idea about this performance wise
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for 15K you wont get an active sub that does the A5 justice. a poor sub will detract from the sound of the A5.

I checked the Fubar II on some forums. Looks like a decently product for the price. How about the EMU 0404 USB as mentioned by ROC? Any idea where can the EMU 0404 USB be sourced in India?

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for the USB DAC I saw some nice stuff in Singapore incl something called a Firestone Fubar at Jaben (Adelphi). There is a nice guy we jokingingly call Uncle who will let you demo the stuff and buy what you like. dont know if he'll ship to india though.

http://www.firestone-audio.com/
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The AS8 is available at Audio Products India - Powered stereo speakers for your home and office.

You can contact them for availability

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Is the Audio Engine AS8 sub really available in India? If so, from where and for how much? I wonder so because I can't find them listed on bajaao.com or the APS (AE importer).

What the Polk audio options? Any dealer who can ship them?

I'm in the same situation as you are trance_nut.
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Is the Audio Engine AS8 sub really available in India? If so, from where and for how much? I wonder so because I can't find them listed on bajaao.com or the APS (AE importer).
If its available, it wouldn't be more than 23000 all incl.
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