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R-15PM DAC specs + Subwoofer

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Hi everyone,

I'm interested in upgrading my system to R-15PM monitors with a small sub.

I would like to listen to high-res audio-files mainly through my Computer/the R-15PM's integrated DAC but I can't find any information on what the dac is capable of.

As the speakers will be placed in a small room, I wonder whether the R-10SW is big enough as a sub or if the R-12SW is a very big step up.

Thanks in advance for your answers,

Tim

 

TL;DR: What are the specs of the R-15PM's DAC? How big is the difference between R-10 and R12 subs?

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The USB DAC inside the R-15PM advertises itself as 2-channel 24bit 96kHz capable to my Mac, according to AudioMidi.  I'm not sure on the sub question but the R12-SW is on sale for less than the R10-SW at Crutchfield right now.

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Thank you!

According to Crutchfield the DAC is indeed 24bit/96kHz on usb as well as optical. Sadly I can't make use of the sub deal on crutchfield, as I live in Germany.

Do you have any experience with the R-15PM's integrated preamp? Is it comparable to those in entry/mid-level turntables?

Also the general consensus seems to be that they sound slightly clearer, but otherwise simmilar to Audioengines A5+. Can you confirm that?

Are the R-15PM suitable for near-field listening?

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I mostly have them on the floor of my small office (with Audioengine's wedges to angle them up) and play music via Bluetooth.  They support aptx.  I also use the line-in occasionally but not with a turntable, so I have no experience there.  They sound excellent to me - especially for their size.  Here's a good review on CNET comparing them to the A5+  https://www.cnet.com/products/klipsch-reference-premiere-r-15pm/review/#p=klipsch-reference-premiere-r-15pm-klr15pm/

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