I’m looking to get some assistance on a desktop setup.
Any comments are appreciated!
I’m leaning towards the Triangle Borea based on both the looks and the stellar reviews its been getting.
It would be great if Adorama had the same deal it had around 10 months ago (I think it was around 380 USD?) but the BR02 is currently 500 USD, BR03 at $600.
On top of that, shipping and taxes raise the price significantly, so I’m not too eager to pull the trigger on Adorama…
I did find the BR03 on US Amazon for much less, not sure if it is legit though.
Where else can I find the Triangles, or any of the other speakers I mentioned below? (heard that the Q150s were sold for 300 USD at some point)
I’m also looking for a all-rounder DAC/Amp, candidates are the ADI-2 and MA mini-i3.
However, I’ve heard good news about some SMSL and Topping units as well.
Any recommendations for pairing with the speakers I mentioned?
・Looking for a DAC/Amp and speaker for my desk
⇒Room/furniture aesthetic is Walnut, so have been looking at speakers that have a Walnut shade
・I currently live in Tokyo, Japan, which means shipping cost and taxes may affect the “bang-for-the-buck” factor of some of the candidates I listed
・Would like to keep it under around 1800 USD total
・Will be hooked up to my computer
・Music (mainly Rock, Pop, EDM, Soundtracks, no Rap, Country, Classical)
・Some Gaming, Youtube, Movies/Netflix
・Room is about 16 sqm
・Speakers will be on my desk and within 2 ft of the wall
・Triangle Borea BR02 : 705 USD ($500 + $180 shipping + $25 tax)
・Triangle Borea BR03 : 640 USD ($476 + $97 shipping + $67 tax)
・Klipsch RP-500M : 771 USD ($517 + $210 shipping + $44 tax)
・KEF Q150 : 530 USD (local)
・DALI Oberon 1 : 440 USD (local)
・RME ADI-2 DAC FS : 1015 USD ($915 + $45 shipping + $55 tax)
・Matrix Audio mini-i3 : 905 USD ($855 + $50 tax)
・IOTAVX SA3 : 620 USD ($550 + $70 shipping)
・TEAC AI-301DA : 340 USD (local)
・Maybe a SMSL or Toppings?
・Size-wise, BR02/Q150 is better suited for my desk and probably for room too (BR03 overkill?)
・Relatively near wall = need to consider bass response of rear ported speakers?
⇒BR03 may be better suited rather than BR02?