I posted here last fall and got some great advice regarding powered speakers/ DAC's. I've been very happily using Audioengine A2's with a NuForce uDAC-2 ever since (driven by my PC + Foobar). But I'm now itching to add a sub to the system.
The Audioengine S8 is the obvious choice but it's quite heavy (for it's size), not cheap at $349, and what feedback I've found says that it's a little slow and muddy.
Another option, the NuForce W-1, is much smaller in size but presumably also in sound with a 5" driver. But it's cheap at $125 and I've read positive feedback.
Does anyone have other recommendations?
The more compact the better, and of course suitable for use with powered desktops speakers (similar inputs/ outputs/ controls to the AE S8). I'd get the S8 if not for the mediocre feedback given the price. Any ideas?