What are YOU listening to right now?

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    R. Buszka on #1773

    Casting Crowns Lifesong

    …through an old set of Altec Lansing ACS33 computer speakers. I’m surprised, when I listen to these, just how bad the more recent 2.1 computer speaker configurations really sound. Paltry wattage ratings are common, and some newer models don’t even bother with a crossover for the subwoofer driver, making it sound like mud. While these older ACS33 aren’t anything close to my main stereo system in terms of quality or quantity, they do have plenty of power and lots of features that are quite thoughtful, like an actual active lowpass on the subwoofer driver. Think of an older Bose Acoustimass system, but without the dynamic range.

    I miss my stereo with H/K receiver and AV12 subwoofer.


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    ballasnt on #1774

    @R. Buszka wrote:

    Casting Crowns Lifesong

    Good song.

    I’m currently listening to some Postal Service.


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    simon5 on #1775

    Some 2.1 PC speakers are good these days.

    Klipsch Promedia Ultra 2.0 is a very good 2.0 set.

    Klipsch iFi for iPod
    Altec Lansing MX5021
    Altec Lansing FX6021
    Creative Megaworks 250D
    Edifier S2.1D
    are really good 2.1 sets.


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    R. Buszka on #1776

    I agree, some modern PC speakers are quite impressive. I wish Klipsch would put out a version of their iFi 2.1 channel speaker set for the PC, like perhaps “ProMedia Extreme” or something, using the RSX satellites, and the iFi’s subwoofer.

    Switchfoot Nothing Is Sound – “Stars”


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    simon5 on #1777

    The Promedia Extreme would have the PMU 5.1 subwoofer 😉

    That big sub with two RSX5 yeah that would be good.

    You can easily do that. Buy a refurbished Klipsch PM Ultra 5.1 set or a refurbished iFi set and replace the sats with any RSX…


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    R. Buszka on #1778

    Listening: Fall Out Boy, Under The Cork Tree: “Sophomore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year”


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    R. Buszka on #1779

    What, did people stop listening to music all of a sudden?


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    JimRHIT on #1780

    Korn – Twisted Transistor


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    dB on #1781

    Primus – Pork Soda


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    DAVECS1 on #1782

    Marshall Tucker Band on M-Audio studio monitors!

    Computer speakers on steroids 😆


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    JimRHIT on #1783

    JBL Encounter in Chinese-imitation Ferrari Red lol …. a failure in sampling if I say so myself. They do sound nice though. Sadly I can’t crank the music in the jungle here 🙁


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    ballasnt on #1784

    Right now I’m listening to “Cats in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin.


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    dB on #1785

    John Klemmer – Cry. Beautifull solo sax riffs – even if a little over mixed.


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    R. Buszka on #1786

    Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, “A Few Good Men”. Overmixed and compressed but still pretty good.


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    audioaficionado on #1787

    Don Dorsey – BachBusters – 1985 Telark.

    My own 32-320kbps VBR mp3 EAC/LAME UberRip.

    It may not be bit perfect like FLAC but it takes less than 1/4 the space on my LAN music mirror array for over 95% of the quality.

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