It has been a while since I have been back with my “usual” system. Mainly the Onix Rocket RS250 and the Velodyne DLS-4000. I’m happy to say that from my first review, which involves the Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated amplifier, the feedback was great and there is an arrangement where I can keep the NewClassic 200 in my review lineup for now. That is going to be the only change in the usual system as the preamplifier on the NAD T747 is audibly different, and that the NewClassic 200 presents a much better option. But, unfortunately I am experiencing further complications regarding the Velodyne DLS-4000 subwoofer. It is not cutting out, and from online research, I am thinking it is now an amplifier issue, and is something I need to look into either changing by getting another plate amp to go along with the Velodyne, or to just get a new subwoofer and part this one out. I shall be exploring those options in the coming days. For now, I was graciously loaned a Paradigm X12 subwoofer which will be here until I solve the issue with the Velodyne Sub. I might present some thoughts on it in the future, but I have not plans to evaluate this as of right now as I will be using the latest project parts in its place, which is a little hint on what I am working on next. It was there before but it’s being tested in a separate system for now, which is how I found out about the issue with the Velodyne. A rather sudden sad moment, but we’ll see how this unfolds.
In other news, I just finished the prior project, which is reviewing the PS Audio Sprout100. You can go to the review from the link here. Now that I can focus on the other project, I will be getting the also exciting new project to you as soon as I can. As a little teaser, the picture of the upcoming project is in title picture. Another off-topic project as you might have realized regarding my system is just the overall desk setup change. I had had enough of the lack of space and many other factors, and decided to purchase and improve the overall setup that I foresaw to be a location I will be spending a lot more time. Rightfully so in this situation. Ofc as a student I went as budget as I can, but if there is one thing I didn’t go completely budget on, it’s the PC I got. Yep, I have a desktop now, because of many reasons such as the workflow and just computing power. There is a limitation to a budget for a laptop, and at some point it is just cheaper to get a rather decent desktop to remedy the issue. So, for those interested, these are the specs. I did buy a pre-built from CyberPower through BestBuy because of the specs I wanted, and because it would have cost $200 more if I were to get my own parts. So far I had to only upgrade the RAM because 8GB simply wasn’t enough for the software I was going to run such as a Computer Aided Design (CAD) software called SolidWorks. So the only mod here is the Corsair Vengeance LPX 3600Mhz Ram running at 3000Mhz because I decided to run all of them for max ram size.
But for those who want to know, here are the PC specs:
- CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
- CPU cooler: Cooler Master (unsure which exact one)
- Ram: A-DATA XPG 8GB 3000Mhz + 16GB (8×2) Corsair Vengeance LPX 3600Mhz (but running at 3000Mhz)
- Motherboard: ASRock B450M Gaming (a CyberPowerPC Specific Motherboard with CyberPowerPC bios)
- GPU: XFX RX 580 8GB
- Case: CyberPower specific case (it’s basically a Phanteks P300 with a CyberPower RGB logo on the front, and RGB control buttons, no fan control, no USB C)
- Fans: 3x CyberPower RGB Fans (unknown specifics) [2 intake 1 exhaust]
- Power Supply: Aprevia ATX-PR600W 80+ Gold 600W power supply
Other than that I did get a cabinet for organization as you can see. So far, it is serving its purpose very well, keeping things within reach while keeping my desk as clean and clear as possibly while I work through my courework. Speaking of which, this year is looking to be rather busy, but I will do my best to bring you content as well as helpful reviews for consideration. The recent reviews also fall into this category, as being rather “budget” in the audio world. It may not exactly be that way with their price tags for the average person, but I found that so far, the two products are top-picks for me within their price-range. Check Parasound NewClassic 200 Integrated review here as well.
Also, I have made a Discord server so that I may interact with everyone! You can join it here.
Until the next update, stay healthy and stay passionate!