Is it wise to buy powered monitors to work with an AVR?
Copied from stereo forum.. Seems not too many folks there..
Hi audiophiles! Seeking for help!
Looked for long for a cheap AVR with pre-outs to work with my powered speakers bought from China. Just when my friend took them to the US finally I found the $350 pioneer vsx-1124-k with 2.2 pre-outs. In-ed without hesitation! Now I find out the speakers won't work under 110v .......................................... omg how stupid...... purchasing and changing the transformers is the long term plan. Now I have to look for a pair of loud speakers.
Not familiar with local market and new to the home theater world ( old speakers were 5 inches, Chinese local brand, sound very nice though, and I bought two Dayton sub-1200's to pair with them since they reach down as far as only 60Hz on spec). Massdrop.com is offering Yamaha HS8 monitors at $260 each. I know that's a good deal. But is it wise to buy them instead of some $600 pair of unpowered loud speakers? Would you please advise?
I listen to various types of music including symphonies, also like movie music very much, like sound tracks of The Dark Knight, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" etc. And I also use them for movie watching.
Thank you very much!