Need your advice with this purchase. Couple of months ago my budget was substantially low but now circumstances have changed. Im looking for an active speaker option only for music playback purposes ( i.e no production/monitoring/gaming etc). The source will be my PC which has a Xonar Essence STX and the type of music will be primarily electronic and jazz. The budget is around $1200. Ive auditioned few active monitors so far (seems like the best bet as i DONT want to go passive+amp route due to space restrictions). The monitors auditioned so far are Focal CMS 50, some Mackies, Genelec 8040, Fostex, and KRK vX4. I like Focal CMS 50 the most of the bunch and will soon be auditioning Adam a5x which will help me make my decision about what sound quality I like the most. In addition to this, I will add the respective brands subwoofer to the system 6 months down the track.
Now, my question is that would I be getting my dollars worth with this kind of setup bearing in mind it will be used ONLY for music playback? Also, any other brands should I consider (bearing in mind I'm in Australia where not all brands can be auditioned)?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by digitor - 7/23/10 at 2:10am