New Speaker-Sub w/ Mini Amp/DAC Recommendations

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by babelmh13, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. babelmh13

    babelmh13 Limp Gawd

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    Looking for suggestions on components for upgrading my speaker setup.

    Right now, have a 10-ish years old logitech 5.1 system with the volume/power knob on the center speaker that mounts to the bottom of my monitor. I get white-noise from the center speaker when there is no audio playing and one of the speakers seems to have died. I see no reason to have a 5.1 system for my needs.

    What I'm looking for:

    -A 2.1 setup with a little desktop amp/dac.

    -I'm thinking I'll probably get a pair of audioengine A2+ speakers (dont think i really need the A5+ unless im convinved otherwise)

    -I would like the mini amp/dac to have a volume/power control, outputs for speakers and sub, and also have a 3.5 headphone AND mic jack for my gaming headset. (I'm guessing I'll probably need an input and output for these? Unless USB converts bot headphone and mic.. I dont know)

    Any help is appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. DoubleTap

    DoubleTap [H]ard|Gawd

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    What is your budget?

    Also, I don't have experience with the AE products, but I've heard they're not particularly great.
     
  3. Conman

    Conman Limp Gawd

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    This is pretty much everything you asked for and more except for microphone support.