So its been a VERY long time since I've been in the desktop computer speaker game so need some help. I need some fun listening nearfield speakers for listening to at my computer. These will be used for nearfield only at the computer, which is right up against the wall. So rear ported speakers wont really have enough space to breath unless I'm missing something. I have a nice stereo setup in the same room for more critical, distanced listening.
I tend to listen to a lot of electronic/rock/rap. I enjoy my DT-770 headphones and their type sonic signature for more enjoyment than critical listening.
I'm planning on snagging either a set of Auralex MoPads or some ISOAcoustic stands for them, thinking the ISOAcoustics will do better to keep the sound from reflecting as bad off the glass since they would be able to sit up higher, and provide better tilt to my ears.
So here's the chain I've got:
Computer playing FLAC via MediaMonkey -> Black Cat Veloce BNC/SPDIF cable -> Cambridge Audio DacMagic -> B&K Reference 50 pre-amp -> (Desktop Speakers) w Elemental Designs A2-300.
**Note** For my 2 channel the system remains the same, however the B&K goes into a Parasound HCA-1200ii and then either into a set of Infinity RS-II or Polk RTA 11TL's. Both still use the same sub.
With the B&K I can use XLR or RCA outputs, but I'd prefer to use XLR since my amp for my passive setup is RCA based. With the B&K I can also set a crossover for my sub so I'm not super concerned about how deep these things go.
Back in the day I was looking at KRK Rokit 5's or 6's as options and eBay seems to have them at decent prices.... But I'm not set on them and want to make sure they are still decent compared to whats out there on the market.
So help me out.
PS For anyone recommending passive speakers, thats fine as long as they work nearfield, are of a good quality and dont need space from the wall.
Here's a pic of my layout. I should mention the gear is a bit outdated in the pics, I run through stuff a fair bit lol...
Edited by EndersShadow - 3/22/15 at 4:36pm