I’m the new kid in town. But far more important, I’m in the market for active bookshelf speakers.
Do any of you have experience with both speakers mentioned in the title? (maybe with the Elaras’ instead of the AIOs’) How would they compare sound wise?
Are there other options in that price range to consider? The Triangles’ are 700€ and the Tuks’ are 866€.
Design wise I like both.
swan m300 mk2. if you can find them.
Thank you. For what reason, how do they compare sound wise? Unfortunately they are very ugly in my opinion. But if they exceed in terms of sound I’d consider them.
swan is hivi’s consumer brand. hivi makes drivers for lots of companies. they also make 10k+$ speakers.
just another option. i havent heard any of the three, but i do have hivi drivers in diy speakers. and they are good drivers.
edit: i feel pretty confident saying the triangle and swan will both perform better then the kanto though in technical details. Kanto are pretty, and i have heard some of the cheaper ones, but they dont have the most technical drivers on the planet. if thats your thing.
welcome to HFG, AA!
can you tell about how much you’re wiling to spend? also, knowing mire about the space they’re being set up in would be helpful too.
i did forget to welcome, so welcome to hifiguides! and thanks @Marzipan for pointing it out!
Thank you, that’s good to know and might help further research. At least I know that Z also loves his Swans’.
Oh absolutely, you’re right! It’s an untreated room measuring 4.10m x 4.50m (ish, there’s no 90 degree angle in this one) and about 4.80m in hight. Other than some furniture, a rug and a couch there’s nothing to help reverb.
Thank you two for your welcoming!
Edit: my budget would be something about the 800€ mark to keep it reasonable. If there’s an absolute banger for 1k I also would consider them.
So I bought the AIO Twins. Unfortunately they are producing a constant skeaky noise. Sounds a bit like coil whine. This is also audible while listening at lower levels. I hope this is not a common thing with those. I asked the shop for a replacement pair a few minutes ago.
I tried the LN01A and they sounded nice. However they were a bit hissy at the tweeter and then one day over optical there was this extremely loud noise, I couldnt even tell you what it was but it sounded like something the aliens in Elite Dangerous sound like. Freaked the crap out of the kids lol. Try Vanatoo T0 if you really want powered.
That sounds scary! Unfortunately Vanatoos aren’t really an option here in germany. I’m considering a Bluesound Powernode and passive speakers right now. This stretches my budget quite a bit but would also integrate my headphones via a bluetooth receiver I already own. So i’d save some € on that aspect.
I think my only thing about the powernode was it didn’t mute the speakers when I plugged headphones in, also I guess the older Powernode maybe just watch the speaker efficiency. I wasn’t getting great volume with my Elac Carinas.
Thank you for the heads-up! I finally made my choice. I got myself a Denon PMA-1080r and a pair of Uni-Fi References. I also have a Node 130 on the way. All in all 1.3k€ which is not that bad I think.
Nice hope your enjoying it!