I've been using bookshelf speakers with my PC for years. But now I'm rearranging my living room and to make a long story short, my stereo receiver has to go. Years ago I guess I needed such a setup, as I also had a cd player, was listening to radio, was plugged in my PC, but now I have a multi-source receiver plainly just connected to one source: my PC...this kinda negates the need to have this receiver. I would now want to replace all this by a nice set of self-amped speakers or monitors.
Here's my current setup:
PC -> Edirol UA-5 USB audio interface -> Integra DT-something receiver (dating about 2006) -> B&W 600i speakers (about 15 years old)
This is mostly for casual use: playing games (FPS) a few times a week, music (mostly metal, all kinds of), and watching videos. Just to make it clear, I don't want any crap from Logitech and the like. I want some good bottom end, just not too much as I live in an appartment (bass driver should be a minimum of 5", but I think 8" would be preferred). A subwoofer is out of the question. When I'm saying "speakers", I don't want to limit myself and might also want to go with monitors.
In fact, I've been reading alot on M-Audio's BX8 D2's and I find that they could be a good buy. Decent lows with the 8" drivers, flat response curve but not too flat. Some people more or less complain of the hum issue they have, but since I wouldn't be using those for studio work, I guess I wouldn't mind so much.
But I don't want to put all my eggs in the same basket here, and would definately like some suggestions! Any ideas?
EDIT: I would also have to point out that they should not be rear-ported as they will be located about 2-3 inches from a wall...
Edited by Lightpsycho - 1/4/14 at 2:07pm