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For Lindsey Stirling I would get the Emotiva Airmotiv 6 powered monitors for $400 and wouldn't look back. The AMT tweeter really brings out that violin. They'll crush the Miccas into a fine powder. You can't get any simpler than running the Xonar audio out straight to the speakers. The bass tracks in her recordings really don't go low enough to even need a sub-woofer. I have the Emotiva Stealth 6, which have a very similar design to the Airmotiv 6 but with a slightly flatter signature, and the bass track in Crystallize vibrates my desk even with isolation stands from IsoAccoustics. I also pair my Stealth 6 with a SVS SB2000 sub. I rarely use it unless I really want to vibrate the room when listening to electronica.
I would get the Airmotiv 6 and add something like an SVS SB1000 later on for really deep bass.
Pic of Stealth 6, which are roughly the same size as the Airmotiv 6. The monitor is a 27" Dell for size reference. The stands are IsoAccoustics L8R155.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 85" X900F, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.
Last edited by jevans64; 01-02-2016 at 03:09 AM.