Hey everyone, I made an account on here to get some input on my new obsession, speakers. I am a head-fi guy at heart, but I'm looking for a new beginning with speakers. I want to melt into my listening room without the cumbersome feeling of cans attached to my head. The room where I will be setting this up is a bedroom (12 x 11 x 10 ceiling)
Gear I currently have:
Logitech Squeezebox Touch (source)
Schiit Gungnir DAC (balanced)
Schiit Mjolnir Headphone/Pre Amplifier (balanced)
Audeze LCD-3 headphones
What I want:
2.0 speaker system. Since my room is not big by any means, I'm thinking bookshelf/monitors size. A sub is not a necessity for me. Soundstage/timbre/vocals/smooth highs are most important. I could probably get away with floorstanders, but I'm not sure that's a good idea in a non-empty bedroom. So in essence, I need a pair of medium size speakers and an amp. I want to use my DAC and Preamp if I can to feed a speaker amp.
On my current headphone rig, I spent about $3500. As I'm going to keep everything I have, I want to spend no more than $3000 (give or take a few hundred) on the pair of speakers and amp
Through some limited research, I am considering the following:
Dynaudio x series
Dynaudio focus 160
Emotiva xda amp
I don't know anything about speaker amps so I would like some recommendations on these as well. I have not made rounds to any local dealers for auditions yet. I'd like to avoid delving into that world because I know I won’t be able to decide when I hear 8 different sets back to back. I think I'm one of the few audio enthusiasts that actually prefer to buy blind. Thank you very much for the help and I appreciate any recommendations you may have for me.