Hi All, I have a pretty high end audio system in my main listening room, but I wanted something fairly decent for my computer as I spend all my day modeling, and rendering in lightwave 3D. I work out of my house in a room 10'x 11'. Just bought the Audioengine P4, Lepia 2020+ Tripath amp, and Dayton sub 800. Was going to go with Audioengine A2's, but from reading reviews gathered that the P4 sounded more refined in the low mids, thus less muddy. On the amp I opted to get the one with no power supply, and bought the 12v 5amp. Was going to go for the Audioengine A2's, for their size, but really had my doubts about such a small woofer, and lower midrange detail. Did I make the right choice? Still have time to change the order. Is it worth the extra money. Could not see spending more than $400 or so on a computer system.
I'm guessing that that little amp will be a weak spot. I would have gone for a better amp for the P4's. Or just bought the A2's (with a subwoofer) or for the A5's (no subwoofer needed though you can use one if you want) which already have built in amps. The amps in the A2's and A5's are obviously custom matched for their speakers, have cleaner power, and are higher quality than the Lepia.
Have you listened to the AudioEngine speakers? You have nothing to worry about in the lower midrange, the A's are great there. The 2's have very good bass considering their size but I like them a LOT when paired with a good subwoofer.
Since you spend hours per day on the computer, spending a little more, if you can justify/afford it, will pay off in enjoyment for years to come.
What about this amp? Looks much bertter built.
probably better. can also consider the N22 by AudioEngine which is essentially made for the P4's. 30 day free home audition too
Well, I settled on the Topping Amp. For the money it a huge bang for the buck. More concerned about the Dayton Sub 800. Figure if I don't like it I'll send it back. All in all this should be a better sounding system than my Bose Companion 3's. Hope I'm right.