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Greetings all. I'm sure this is asked periodically so I apologize in advance if you're sick of seeing yet another "What computer speakers should I get?" thread. I searched but didn't find anything that answered my questions. I promise I did. So, here goes:
Purpose: Some music use (lossy) though mostly interested in just a general all around improvement in audio quality. (I'll listed to music on the 5.2 system in main listening room.)
Gear: New iMac. That's it. No desire for a sub, so keeping it strictly 2.0.
Goal: Good audio, smallish footprint, keep it clean (read: minimize cords), relatively low maintenance (read: dummy proof)
Aesthetic: Design is not paramount but WAF is a factor
Room: My office is just a large closet right now so not much cubic footage but I'll be moving soon so hoping to "future proof" it for full-size office.
Right now the short list is the Audioengine A5+ (bamboo), which is a bit larger than I want to go, and the Emotiva Airmotive 4. Second tier consideration is going to the B&W MM-1s & Swans. Any speaker recommendations? What about DAC recommendations? Given my anticipated usage is a DAC overkill?
I appreciate any input you guys could offer.