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hleewell
Jan 29, 2013, 01:23 AM
I am thinking of hooking a set of powered/active speakers to my Mac Mini. I was scouring the iNternet and I came with 2 interesting full range models: Dynaudio Focus 110A & KEF X300A. Anyone has any experience with either? What other peripherals are required to hook these babies up? I know a USB DAC is required as part of an active speaker system. But you can directly connect the KEF to your MacBook or Mac Mini.

KEF X300A
http://www.everythingusb.com/images/list/kef_x300a_speakers_news.jpg
http://www.kef.com/html/us/showroom/digital_music_solutions/x300a/overview/index.html



Dynaudio Focus 110A
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qJnfsGSzL._SS400_.jpg
http://www.dynaudio.com/int/home_loudspeaker_systems/focus/focus_110a.php



Destroysall
Feb 7, 2013, 09:06 AM
I believe the KEF speakers have a built-in DAC, hence why they utilize a USB input. You'll be fine.

spoonie1972
Feb 7, 2013, 09:39 AM
I've never heard those dynaudios, but if they're anything close to the BM6A in both sonics and build quality, you'll be a happy camper.

do you have a place you can listen to both? the only important thing is that the speakers sounds good to your ears.