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ob_kook
2007-11-04, 15:17
Hello all! I am looking to set up an additional small system for my office running SB3 + powered speakers.

I've pretty much narrowed down my choice between Aego-M and Swan 200A, but I can't find anywhere I can listen to them.

I'd really appreciate it if anyone can give me any insight derived from their own personal experience with these 2 products.

Thanks!

Edit: Looks as though I'd better add a 3rd contender to the list: Audio Engine A5

egd
2007-11-05, 01:27
Both the Aego M's and the Audio Engine A5's are highly rated. I've 3 pairs of Aego M's for bedroom, study and kitchen use and am very happy with them. Seems those with A5's are also very happy with them. I think the A5's are somewhat dearer, but I expect either will be a good purchase. Also need to consider your preferences re 2.1 vs 2.

No knowledge of the Swan's.

ob_kook
2007-11-05, 03:15
Thanks. Yes, it certainly seems that those two are the front runners. At this point I am leaning towards the Aego m's due to the small footprint on my desk.

Would you expect the AudioEngine's to have a bit more headroom?

ceejay
2007-11-05, 06:47
I have Acoustic Energy Aego M's in my study set up and am very pleased - the desk footprint is indeed tiny. Just one thing to look out for: the woofer is quite big and should ideally be placed not too far from the main speakers, otherwise you can get some strange separation effects if you move your head away from the ideal listening position.

Ceejay

chris.mason
2007-11-05, 07:36
I'm also looking for some good quality powered speakers, but they have to be 2.0 - I don't have the space for the sub.

Any suggestions?

mvalera
2007-11-05, 11:45
We have Audioengine 5's and Swans here. Love em both.

Mike

chris.mason
2007-11-06, 02:37
We have Audioengine 5's and Swans here. Love em both.

Mike

Bit out of my price range. I'd like a good set of 2.0 speakers in the same price range as the Aego M's - around 90.

ob_kook
2007-11-06, 03:17
I just placed an order for the Aego m's.

If they were for a larger space that could tolerate a larger footprint, I think I would hve chosen the AE5's, but given the price and the cluttered desk...

Maybe I'll pop for the AE5's for my workshop in the garage instead!

ob_kook
2007-11-16, 14:46
I got the Aego m's and all I can say is ... Wow!

They are really impressive. Nice fit and finish, perfect footprint for my desk, and the sound is excellent. Chalk up another forum user who is happily using these little gems.

Kook

blxm
2007-11-19, 12:15
I had the same speaker choice dilemma when I bought a SB3. I opted for the AudioEngines which at GBP200 weren't the cheapest but in terms of performance, aesthetics and WAF, they are probably the best electronic thing I have bought. Ever.

Ended up with a very nice minimalist setup and I've got them on floor stands so my 2 year old cant smear milk or snot all over them.

ob_kook
2007-11-19, 12:38
I had the same speaker choice dilemma when I bought a SB3. I opted for the AudioEngines which at GBP200 weren't the cheapest but in terms of performance, aesthetics and WAF, they are probably the best electronic thing I have bought. Ever.

Ended up with a very nice minimalist setup and I've got them on floor stands so my 2 year old cant smear milk or snot all over them.

Had it been for any other room besides my office, I would have gone for the AE5's. For my desk, where space is at a premium, the form factor won out. No regrets at all though.

Glad to hear that the AE5's are that good. Come to think of it, a system in the garage *would* be nice... :)

One thing many on the forum agree on is that SB3+powered speakers are a compelling combination.

sleepysurf
2007-11-19, 18:31
I'm using the Swan S200A's in a secondary setup. They sound superb, and look a lot more unique than than the AudioEngines. That said, I heard the AudioEngines at RMAF, and they were like-wise impressive sounding.

Club1820
2007-11-19, 20:52
I've got them on floor stands so my 2 year old cant smear milk or snot all over them. But can he/she tip them over?!?!

Pale Blue Ego
2007-11-19, 21:36
There's a new contender in this market, the AudioEngine 2, a $199 2.0 system with a 4" wide x 6" tall cabinet.

I haven't heard them, but they look sweet and the early reviews are very positive.