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Audiobytes as dedicated stereo system?
#352115 07/20/11 05:42 AM
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As I am looking for a bedroom stereo system now, would the audiobytes be able to act as one?

the cost will definitely be cheaper than if I go out and buy a integrated amp + bookshelve speaker....

can the audiobyte able to receive signal from CD player or a DAC?

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mpyw #352116 07/20/11 06:02 AM
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They will absolutely take signal (analog) from a CD player or DAC. I'm not certain they'll give you the volume you want, although I haven't taken my set past 10 o'clock or so on the dial, so there's a good 50-60% left on there.


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How big a room is it?


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Room size is 12' x 14'



from the image, I don't see L/R signal input for CD player or any digital input for DAC except the yellow RCA input. How should I connect the player or DAC to it?

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mpyw #352123 07/20/11 12:33 PM
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Hi mpyw,

The yellow mini-jack input is a stereo analog input, so you'd need a stereo mini-plug to dual RCA left and right adapter. There is no digital input on the AudioByte amp.

Yes, you could use the Audiobyte amp/speakers/sub as a complete system in a room such as yours. We demo'd the earlier version of the system in a large suite at the Mirage some years ago and the system was impressive in what was a large living room in the suite.

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alan #352159 07/20/11 10:18 PM
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We have the Audiobytes in our kitchen area. It's connected to our family Mac Mini. You can see the white speakers on the L/R of the desk and the black sub under the desk.

Our area is much larger than yours but the Audiobytes are more than capable in our room.

And I must say, with the recent availability of Spotify, the speakers are getting a lot more use.


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Michael, note that Alan said "speakers/sub". If you go with the Audiobytes it's strongly suggested that you include the companion EPZero sub. If you're not planning to use a sub(you didn't mention it)a somewhat larger bookshelf, such as the M3, would supply a more satisfying bass response. Combine this with an inexpensive receiver(for radio reception), and the cost should be quite reasonable.


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