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    Well it has been quite a while since my last post. I finished my AAS in Mechatronics and am almost done with my AS in Electronics Engineering. My daughter is turning 14 soon, so for her birthday I decided to upgrade her audio to a real starter system instead of the little junk boombox she has currently. Unfortunately I don't really have much time to design, so for my daughter's upcoming b-day, I decided to purchase commercial instead of build. I am curious if anyone has had much experience with these...

    I have already ordered them, just the DIY'er in me can't help but wonder if they will need tweaking... 😅

    http://www.parts-express.com/lepai-l...rd-fm--310-306

    http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-...-pair--300-651
    HAGD,
    Marc

    Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

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  • #2
    http://noaudiophile.com/Dayton_B652_Air/ You might could take a look at this- good choices for a kid's rig. My daughters have some skinny TLs (younger one) and some coral alnicos respectively, and they enjoy listening to music through them.

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    • #3
      +1 on the Lepai, I have 2 and will be fine for your daughter. I haven't heard the speakers but I'm sure a large step up from a boom box! You will soon be yelling for her to "turn it down"!
      Paul

      The "SB's" build page
      http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-4-(pic-heavy)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by badman View Post
        http://noaudiophile.com/Dayton_B652_Air/ You might could take a look at this- good choices for a kid's rig. My daughters have some skinny TLs (younger one) and some coral alnicos respectively, and they enjoy listening to music through them.
        Thanks for the link, very good read!
        HAGD,
        Marc

        Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

        TMWW thread

        Maurbacs DCR Tower

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        • #5
          I like noadiophile, hadn't seen that site before. I can appreciate a man that is willing to drop F-bombs in speaker reviews.
          Electronics engineer, woofer enthusiast, and musician.
          Wogg Music
          Published projects: PPA100 Bass Guitar Amp, ISO El-Cheapo Sub, Indy 8 2.1 powered sub, MicroSat, SuperNova Minimus

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          • #6
            Hey Marc, nice to see you again! Congratulations on finishing school! It must be a good feeling.

            Hope to see you here more often. Mark

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Psycoacoustics View Post
              Hey Marc, nice to see you again! Congratulations on finishing school! It must be a good feeling.

              Hope to see you here more often. Mark

              Plan on it lol. Thanks and yes I am very happy!
              HAGD,
              Marc

              Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wogg View Post
                I like noadiophile, hadn't seen that site before. I can appreciate a man that is willing to drop F-bombs in speaker reviews.
                To me it was down to earth, but the meat of the article with measurement's was what I appreciated. Being ex navy I don't pay much attention to the language, even though I am trying myself to stop using offensive language as much.
                HAGD,
                Marc

                Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

                TMWW thread

                Maurbacs DCR Tower

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                • #9
                  Well everything came in yesterday, very fast shipping! Unfortunately when testing today I found that the left RCA line input isn't working. At first I thought it may have been an issue with the new DVD player, because both channels function normally under FM mode. However, I decided to use a known good CD player and retest with the same issue resulting. So I quickly called PE (before the 4pm shipping deadline) and they are promptly sending me a new unit! As a side note, I got the opportunity to put a voice to the name MattP since he was the one who answered my call. Thanks so much to PE and Matt for their continued excellence in customer service. This is the real reason we have all come to love PE and this forum.
                  HAGD,
                  Marc

                  Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

                  TMWW thread

                  Maurbacs DCR Tower

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                  • #10
                    Okay... The Lepai can't seem to go up very high in SPL without getting really distorted. Lots of static. I don't mean at extreme volumes either, we are only talking at normal conversation levels here... I wonder if upgrading the PS will resolve this or if it is a mismatch with the bookshelves (though I can't imagine that being the case). It does it on both amps also. Any thoughts?
                    HAGD,
                    Marc

                    Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

                    TMWW thread

                    Maurbacs DCR Tower

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                    • #11
                      The model of Lepai might help a lot in determining the problem

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                      • #12
                        If it is the stock PSU you are using, upgrade it. The one I received from PE had a pretty tepid power supply. Found a 12V 5A power supply elsewhere and that really brought the Lepai to life. If you have the 2020A, make sure the tone controls are bypassed. I found there was almost no headroom with even a moderate amount of low end boost applied, even with beefier PSU.

                        If you are using other than 2020A, I bet the same rules would apply.
                        Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by greywarden View Post
                          The model of Lepai might help a lot in determining the problem
                          It is in the link on my original post.
                          HAGD,
                          Marc

                          Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

                          TMWW thread

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
                            If it is the stock PSU you are using, upgrade it. The one I received from PE had a pretty tepid power supply. Found a 12V 5A power supply elsewhere and that really brought the Lepai to life. If you have the 2020A, make sure the tone controls are bypassed. I found there was almost no headroom with even a moderate amount of low end boost applied, even with beefier PSU.

                            If you are using other than 2020A, I bet the same rules would apply.
                            This is pretty much what I was thinking about myself. Thanks Johnny.
                            HAGD,
                            Marc

                            Even though I try to tell everyone upfront, understand that I am still a Newb. I wish the status of Seasoned Veteran/Senior Member, etc. was earned with time not posts...

                            TMWW thread

                            Maurbacs DCR Tower

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                            • #15
                              Ill second Johnny's advice. They really need a better power supply. Snt need to spend a fortune bit a good 12V5A works wonders with them.

                              The power supply that comes with them is because the really wont sell many without the quick plug and play.
                              .

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