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I have $1K to get a pair of powered monitors... suggestions?

post #1 of 11
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Hi all, Im looking for fidelity and not volume, balance and not emphasis in a freq range. They will be used in a computer setup for near-field listening, dac is the burson da-160. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks, yes, budget can be stretched a bit. How about the Focal CMS-40's? are the Yamaha's better?

post #3 of 11
I'd suggest Dynaudio BM5A or one of the Emotiva Pro monitors!
post #4 of 11
I would suggest Dynaudio Acoustics BM5a or one of the Emotiva Pro monitors.
post #5 of 11
I would suggest Dynaudio BM5a or one of the Emotiva Pro monitors.
post #6 of 11

at that price point I wonder how do they compare to pasive speakers + ampl,

I`m a bit sceptic at active monitors nonprofessional capabilities, but a lot of people here swear on them...

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by sonci View Post

at that price point I wonder how do they compare to pasive speakers + ampl,

I`m a bit sceptic at active monitors nonprofessional capabilities, but a lot of people here swear on them

If I had the money, I would go for a couple nice actives from Genelec, Yamaha, Fostex or ADAMs. Active speakers are bound to have a flatter response than passives since there is no need to match amplification with them compared to passives. I'm on a passive system for home theater since I don't have the fortune of wiring 5 mains plug to for a fully active 5.1 setup though.

 

The disadvantage of actives for consumers lies in the fact that they have a flat response that would clash with untreated rooms compared to passive gear whose placement and room may somehow synergise with the bad FR to provide a nicer sound. With actives you can't get away with EQ and stuffs that is for sure.

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

The Emotivas look interesting, but sadly I need a front ported monitor. Im leaning towards the Focal CRM-50's

post #9 of 11

Why not go for the Adam A7X?  That or grab a set of KRK Rokits plus the KRK Sub.  They are more colored with mids, but its a nice near-field listening set-up.

post #10 of 11

I'm happy with the AirMotiv 6's right now. No sub required which is nice. I think many people would also be happy with them. 

 

Separate sentence: I hope to eventually get the Focal Solo 6 BE as my next monitor however.

 

I think that the CMS 50 would fit your application nicely.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

I just ordered a pair of Focal CRM50's, thanks for the advice!

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