My brother's a musician, so he has no money but he does know something about how music should sound.
He recently listened to a lot of different speakers for his home studio and ended up settling on the Mackie MR5mk3 models as the most accurate speakers for the money (roughly $300 for a pair) and he knows a couple of other producers/musicians who've gone the same route for their home studios.
So you might want to check the MR5 or their larger Mackie cousins out to see if they do it for you.
On Feb 18, 2014, at 7:35 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi All:
> I'd appreciate recommendations for current-production nearly-full-range speakers for the computer. The second amplifier module in my Blue Sky eXo speakers has blown up, and I'm not going to throw more money into them. Note -- NOT a good product. This amp that just blew up (after less than 2 years) is the "improved" amp module after known blowup problems with the first generation amp. I will not be buying any of their products again. Not that they're great speakers anyway. A ripoff at $500.
> This time, I'd like to keep the budget well south of $500. I'm considering just using passive speakers with one of those little sub-$100 LiPing class D amplifiers. The thinking being that cheap class D amps tend to self-destruct at some point and it's cheaper to just swap in a new sub-$100 disposable amp every few years.
> Size-wise, it would be good to not need a subwoofer, although I'd do it if absolutely necessary. I'm interested if anyone has tried this new generation of "full-range" speakers with 5-6" woofers and front-ported cabinets? The speakers would sit in a triangle about 3 feet apart and 3 feet each from my head. I don't listen at extreme levels but if it's amplified, I'd want the speaker to "fart" before the amp gave out, especially the woofer.
> -- Tom Fine