I recently moved in March 2018 to another apartment unit in my city. I neglected to unpack and setup my computer speakers until earlier this week. What a difference it makes, I pretty much forgot in three months what it was like to have them, turns out I missed my setup and didn’t know it.
This custom speaker setup actually used to be recommended on the r/audiophile subreddit. It’s a basic all-in-one setup that is pieced together by different components.
- Lepai LP-2020A+ Tripath TA2020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Amplifier with Power Supply
- Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers With 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter (Black, Pair)
- Standard 16-gauge speaker wire. I purchased AmazonBasics.
- A 3.5mm stereo to dual RCA cable, like the AmazonBasics one as well, although I had my own.
This setup allows me to connect my PC’s rear stereo output to the Lepai amplifier, which then drives the Micca speakers.
The sound is amazing. I have bass and treble control through the amplifier, which is something I had missed living in my new apartment for the last three months. The Micca speakers are more than suitable for listening to music, no subwoofer required as these Miccas have a woofer built-in that does the job. In terms of volume, I feel like moving the knob more than half way is too loud for my environment, so there’s plenty of upper volume range.
I’ve now had this speaker setup in three different apartments in total. This custom set easily beats any of the all-in-one speaker setups I’ve tried.