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i have always like to set my ipod in the shuffle mode on either my jbl or boston acoustics ipod speaker(s) and listen to the songs hours on end.

but none of my ipods individually could contain my entire collection due to space constraints.

recently (after losing a laptop and 2 ipods) i got a 500 gb external drive and started loading all my CDs into it.

then today i stumbled on the nuforce icon amp ...

so yea it would be great if my entire music collection could be played on shuffle mode and if i have a good sound system to play it on.

for this desktop system i am looking at either the b&w lm1 or m1. i have always liked b&ws and i remember listening to the two in new york years back and liking them.

so missing component is a tiny/baby sub to round this system off. any suggestions?

appreciate the feedback.
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B&W are amazing just Loved it when i heard to it.

in simple words yo gonna build HTPC rite with sound card ?
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>in simple words yo gonna build HTPC rite with sound card ?

what's htpc?

not sure about sound card ...
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where can i get a topping t20 in bangalore?
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HTPC Stands for HOME THEATRE PERSONAL COMPUTER

And when you Gonna play B&W yu need a good source

if yu are using a PC you need a good DAC or sound card which acts as source

nower days sound card uses Burr Brown , wolfson (found in amps of 1L worth )
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>if yu are using a PC you need a good DAC or sound card which acts as source

>nower days sound card uses Burr Brown , wolfson (found in amps of 1L worth )

so how are you supposed to install this soundcard on your pc/laptop?
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There will be a slot on MB(PCI or PCI-E).So add a soundcard like asus xonar STX/ST,install drivers,make necessary connections & enjoy music.
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There will be a slot on MB(PCI or PCI-E).So add a soundcard like asus xonar STX/ST,install drivers,make necessary connections & enjoy music.
how come in the reviews on amazon for nuforce icon, i dont see any mention of using a soundcard?

aren't soundcards already part of a laptop?

so is this additional soundcard (like asus xonar) supposed to improve audio performance?

sorry for the stupid questions. i am totally new to this. thanks for the insights.
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yes they improve sound really better (Yu can feel it easily) and yo cannot fix this in Laptop

and you need a desktop PC for it

if your are not experienced is Fitting it then call a service engineer and get your job done !
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For laptop.you need either external soundcard OR DAC.


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