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Edifier R2000DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Near-Field Studio Monitors – Optical Input – 120 Watts RMS – Wood (Renewed)?

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13th Mar 2021

Curios, are you using the TV’s built in speakers or some external type of speaker? If external speakers describe that set up?

Does the system have EQ Pre-Sets? For example – Music, Voice, Action, and similar. *If it does choose voice.

As others have said, today TV speakers are beyond TINY, and at their best don’t sound that good.

If you can afford it, then there are several options for improved speakers for your TV. The best but not the most compact would be separate Amp and Speakers, more compact would be Active Speakers with a built in DAC.

Though I’m sure I could come up with something cheaper if I researched it, here are a couple of good options —

Edifier R2000DB Active Speakers with DAC, Bluetooth, and Remote Control – $240/pr –

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R2000DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B08HMNG199/

In a full system, this would be pretty sweet –

SMSL AD-18 Class-D Amp with DAC, Bluetooth, 40w/ch, Remote Control – $144 –

https://www.amazon.com/SMSL-AD18-Bluetooth-Decoding-Amplifier/dp/B01M3ULDG9/

For speakers, trying to keep the same roughly $250 budget –

Dayton B652 AIR bookshelf speaker (6.5″ drivers) – $55/pr –

https://www.parts-express.com/Dayton-Audio-B652-AIR-6-1-2-Bookshelf-Speaker-Pair-with-AMT-Tweeter-300-651

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm48FftVR5A

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dayton+audio+b652

DAC – Digital to Analog Converter – not many TVs today have analog Audio Out, most have Digital Audio Out in the from in the form of Optical Out. So, you need a DAC to convert the number of the digital file into voltages that the amp can use. You can buy a stand alone DAC in the range of $10 to $30, though you can certainly spend thousands if you want to.

Remote Control – It is important that whatever external device you add, that it have a Remove Volume Control. Once you add an external Amp, the TV Volume Control will not effect the output, and therefore you will have to control the volume with the external Device – Amp or Active Speakers or whatever.

Bluetooth – The speaker/amp may or may not have Bluetooth, but if it does that means you can stream to the speakers/amp with a Smart Phone or other Bluetooth enabled device. That’s always nice and adds to the versatility of the system.

The underlying question is how good do you want it to sound, and how much are you willing to spend to get it.

Alternative Speakers –

Yamaha NS-6490 8″ 3-way Bookshelf Speakers – $130/pr –

https://www.parts-express.com/Yamaha-NS-6490-3-Way-Acoustic-Suspension-Bookshelf-Speaker-P-312-606

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez05YLveZTE

They Yamaha are not huge but they are 8″ Bass Drivers, so as bookshelf go, they are a bit on the large side. For the modest amount of money they cost, they sound very good … assuming the size is not prohibitive.

The Dayton speakers are 6.5″ bass driver, and though they are very modestly priced, STEREOPHILE magazine gave them a good review … in their modest price class.

Make a distinction between Active Speakers and Passive Speakers. The Edifier Speakers, for example, have an Amp and DAC built in. The Dayton and the Yamaha are just speakers, you have to supply your own amp.

Now if you are looking for a bit less performance and a bit less money, search Amazon for – Edifier Speakers – and a list of all their speakers will come up.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Edifier+speakers&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

As mentioned, it is best if the speaker come with a Optical DAC and a Remote Control. If they come with Bluetooth, that is just a bonus.

Just a few thoughts to get you thinking.