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Looking to Upgrade. Passive to Powered.

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by BabylonDown, Dec 7, 2018 at 12:39 AM.
  1. BabylonDown
    Hey everyone! So, I'm currently running a Yamaha RX-473 receiver to a pair of Polk RTI4 speakers and a Polk PSW10 sub, but I'm downsizing my space, so the clunky receiver has to go. I am looking for a pair of powered monitors that are at least as good as the RTI4's. The PSW10 isn't bad, but wouldn't mind something that went a little lower and was cleaner. This setup is strictly for movies and gaming.

    I almost pulled the trigger on a pair of Yamaha HS5's, but am not sure if they're too reference sounding and don't know what sub to pair them with except for the HS8S. Things are getting a little pricey at this point and wonder if there are better bangs for buck out there.

    Any suggestions?
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018 at 12:41 AM
  2. PurpleAngel Contributor
  3. BabylonDown
    Probably between $500-600 USD. New or used.

    I've seen those around and they're definitely on my list. I was hoping to find something just slightly more aesthetically pleasing if I can get away with it.
  4. BabylonDown
    The monitors I've been eyeing are the following:

    JBL LSR305

    Yamaha HS5

    Presonus E5

    KRK Rokit 5

    I may or may not hold on to my sub for now as it still provides quite a bit of power for my application. I have an opportunity to pick up a pair of HS5's this weekend and wanted to know that being paired with a sub, would they outshine the others listed in detail and quality considering they tend to be bass shy?

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