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Edifier S1000DB Audiophile Active Bookshelf Speakers - $299 (reg. $449.99)

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Edifier S1000DB Audiophile Active Bookshelf Speakers - $299 (reg. $449.99)

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$299
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34% off
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Just got an email about Edifier Thanksgiving sale. Most of it is nothing special. Here's a link if you want to take a look: https://edifier-online.com/ca/en/deals
ATL on Amazon is $360 (Credit: HKPolice), so if you were looking for speakers around this price, you could look into this one.

Also on sale is S880DB and S2000DB, which are also really nice.

Here's a review: https://everydaylistening.net/2017/01/3 ... is-luxury/
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Amazon ATL is actually $360 during a lightning deal, so this is even hotter.

Great speakers, this is a steal but IMO the R2000DB is better bang for the buck when on sale for under $200 (if it ever comes back).
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Oct 25, 2017
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Do you think this is better than the ones that come with the subwoofer?
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Audiophile is an interesting term to use to describe these speakers.

They are DSP'd heavily and are not a flat neutral monitor like found in recording studios. But they would be more accurate and fun to listen to for anyone who wants room filling full range dynamic sound with bass you can feel a bit and where they are moving up from a small bluetooth device like a JBL Flip.

With the optical input they can be easily connected to your HDTV as most now have an optical output and these would sound better than almost all soundbars in the same price range; and they have a remote control for ease of use when watching TV. There does not appear to be a subwoofer output though.

Re the BT 4.0... there is the aptX codec so the sound is OK for those with Android phones but for iPhones i don't think these offer the better AAC codec so you will be using the SBC codec which is far from audiophile. You could always add a better quality external bluetooth receiver that offers the Apple AAC codec as well as near CD quality codecs such as aptx HD or LDAC. Look for units such as the ifi ZEN Blue or the Fiio BTA30.

I'd buy a pair of these for dining room background music fed from my phone or tablet or for use in a workout room or even on a large desktop connected to a PC.



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May 28, 2019
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I have the S1000 MKII. They're awesome! Also still have the 60$ pair of R1010BT from a few years ago. So far, I've been very happy with the brand!
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Nov 27, 2014
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Chrawno
My PC is setup with the r1700bt. Wondering if I should wait for a bigger upgrade (or an even better deal), or just get these. NewsyL's comment is helpful though, convinced me that it wouldn't be a mistake to get them.
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Dec 22, 2012
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I have these and bought them on a lesser sale. I'm very happy and use them with optical for stereo TV speakers, and with the aux input with my Chromecast Audio. They have a very rich sound but I'm not an audiophile. I would definitely recommend them at this price.
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FreakingMidget wrote: Do you think this is better than the ones that come with the subwoofer?
That depends. Considering the S360DB has a dedicated sub, you are going to get way better bass. That being said, I think the S1000DB have good bass as well. The S360DB has 4" tweeters while these have 5.5", which means louder sound and better frequency response.

Also, for the cost, you could just buy a powered sub and a Y-splitter, connect the splitter b/w the input source and the speakers, with one cable going to the sub. That would still be cheaper than buying the S360DB.
Here's a sub from Edifier: https://edifier-online.com/ca/en/speake ... -subwoofer
($300 + $180 = $480 for this setup vs $630 for S360DB)

Personally, I also like the wood in this speaker versus MDF in S360DB.

I would definitely go for these speakers over the S360DB.
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Can you connect a subwoofer to R2000DB speakers?
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I wouldn't describe these as audiophile.

As well, I would choose passive speakers over active. You're paying for a shoddy amp that's built in to these speakers as opposed to paying for just the speakers. The bang for buck for sound quality suffers as a result.
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Mr. Robo wrote: Can you connect a subwoofer to R2000DB speakers?
Yes and no. It does not have a sub-out, so you cannot connect a sub directly to the speakers.

What you can though is use a splitter from the input source. E.g. https://www.amazon.ca/KK-Cable-Triple-S ... 35&sr=8-53

Let's say you are connecting to the TV. You connect the male end of the splitter to the TV, then run two cables - one to the sub and the other to the speakers.
The only issue with this one is the lack of a low-pass filter, which just means that the speakers will also play bass frequencies, meaning you are getting bass from both the speakers and the sub. It's not that bad tbh.
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SonicRings wrote: I wouldn't describe these as audiophile.

As well, I would choose passive speakers over active. You're paying for a shoddy amp that's built in to these speakers as opposed to paying for just the speakers. The bang for buck for sound quality suffers as a result.
I agree with you that passive would be better. The only reason I haven't made the change is because of space constraints and lack of a permanent home. I do not want to fully commit to a setup unless I know I will be living in a house for a long time.

As for amp, Edifier does not have a history of having shoddy amps. If you are concerned about that, an integrated amp that can connect to these speakers would be an option.

Also, I don't know where you live, but where I live, there's almost no used AV receivers in the market for a good price. It's a huge investment vs $300 on this.
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Caedis wrote: I agree with you that passive would be better. The only reason I haven't made the change is because of space constraints and lack of a permanent home. I do not want to fully commit to a setup unless I know I will be living in a house for a long time.

As for amp, Edifier does not have a history of having shoddy amps. If you are concerned about that, an integrated amp that can connect to these speakers would be an option.

Also, I don't know where you live, but where I live, there's almost no used AV receivers in the market for a good price. It's a huge investment vs $300 on this.
AV receivers are TOO common where I live, man. I just kept buying them because Value Village kept having them for $10 and below, and now I have like 20 lmao. Here's most of them:

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I ended up upgrading to an actual 7.1 receiver with HDMI inputs that I got from kijiji with kenwood 7.1 speakers and subwoofer all for $100, which worked out perfectly since I already had 3 identical subwoofers in use for my desktop system. The sub has a great 30Hz response unlike most subs I use. I now have 5 subs for my desktop, 4 of which are identical kenwoods. (Ofc I use my own subs I built myself for my home theater)

I really wish I could help you out in this department. I'm always willing to sell my friends receivers for way below market value.
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I'm curious. Why are you using 5 subwoofers for a desktop setup? Sounds excessive, but I'm sure there's a use case.
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Bose Companion 20 probably destroys this
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Quote from Consumer Reports

"At only $350 for a stereo pair, this Edifier was the first wireless speaker to ever earn top scores in our sound quality ratings. (The Sonos Play:5, $499, did it, too, but only if you buy a pair of the speakers for nearly a grand and play them in stereo.)"
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AlexanderDKB wrote: I'm curious. Why are you using 5 subwoofers for a desktop setup? Sounds excessive, but I'm sure there's a use case.
So I can individually have the volume low on each sub to prevent them from over exerting themselves while still getting a lot of bass. Not to mention the bass response improves the more subwoofers you place at different locations in your room.

When the subwoofers are $8 a pop you can't really think of a reason not to go for it as someone who loves bass haha
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These a are good regular speakers. For audiophile grade consider Edifier Airpulse lineup.
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coztex wrote: Bose Companion 20 probably destroys this
Maybe for those who like the Bose compressed sound signature. I had those and sold them. Pretty much anything I have tried on the PC turned out better than those Bose for me even the cheap ass Edifier that I had paid $20. Now I am using Presonus Eris E4.5BT.

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