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I'm looking for a good set of powered speakers that are somewhat portable and have an optical input (in a perfect world). Here's the situation - have a sunroom on the back of the house that isn't the most "secure", and want to put a set of speakers out there. Don't want to put a receiver simply because the room, like I said, isn't all that secure.

Will pump music to them via Airport Express hookup to the speakers (optical or headphone jack, either one, would prefer to use optical), which is how the other remote parts of the house are wired up. But I want a pair of speakers that'll sound good in the room and be able to sit in the window when I'm out in the yard. It's a party room, it's a party yard, really no need for it to be too fancy.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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From:aydin_e
Date:September 7th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
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Surely, if there's no need for it to be "too fancy" then using an analogue output would open up an awful lot of possibilities for some very good solutions, powered studio minimonitors and the likes... In which case, take a trip to your local studio/instrument shop and see what they have to offer.

If you want to use the optical source so badly, then you really don't want to be using a pair of powered speakers with an optical input/DAC built-in, since that's virtually guaranteed to be a lower quality solution overall, especially compared to using a proper external DAC & preamp.
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From:nomadvak
Date:September 14th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
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From:clamnebula
Date:September 7th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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JBL has a new powered speaker called the Control 2P. It doesn't take an optical input, but looks like it would be a good indoor/outdoor speaker. http://www2.jblpro.com/catalog/General/ProductFamily.aspx?FId=64&MId=2
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