Hello guys, I'm currently running this setup:
Computer Sound Card > Schiit Modi 2 Multibit Dac > Schiit Magni 3 amp > preout to a 3.5mm splitter >
>Mackie Big Knob Passive Volume Attenuator > 2 x LSR306Ps
> Bottlehead Crack > Sennheiser HD6XX
> Mackie Big Knob Passive Volume Attenuator > SVS PB-2000
I'm moving to another province for law school and am looking to get a new setup. I'm also looking to upgrade. I've seen some great reviews about the Adam T5V/T7V/A5X and the Focal Alpha 50/65. However, I've also begun thinking about going a passive route, a pair of KEF Q150 speakers are on sale for 400 CAD and 1000CAD for the LS50s. I figure another 200-400 for an amp and I'm sitting close to what a pair of active speakers would cost me.
So with this said, I only use the speakers to listen to music, zero mixing at all. Music generally consists of electronic, rock, metal, classic, etc. (everything but country and rap). They will be on my desk, about 2.5-3 ft away, and will figure out room for the amp, but I also don't want to needlessly spend money. I do live in the Vancouver area, so I can order from Amazon.ca, Long & McQuade, Visions.ca, and any other stores in the area (maybe electronics for less? not too sure what else there is).
I've tried calling around to see who has what on demo, but unfortunately the only ones available on demo for the Adams/Focals are the T7V, the Kef speakers I'll be hearing probably on Tuesday at Visions.
There's also a guy selling two Emotiva Stealth 8s that are 4 years old and a PC-13 ultra that is 3 years old for 1000 CAD local to me.
$1000-1250 CAD preferably
Depends on whether the passive route will provide a good enough amp to justify not repurchasing completely new in the future.
Roughly 100 square feet, not 100% sure of new dorm room size, small though.
Audio Preference: I do like my balanced speakers, but I prefer more of a forward sound, so crisp highs and female vocals. With that said, a bold mid really shines when I listen to rock music. Bass is handled by the subwoofer. At the same time, don't want too much fatigue. Was using LSR305s before these 306Ps, I slightly prefer the 306P sound. As I'm moving to live on campus, I would like to take away some of the work from the subwoofer, simply to keep noise complaints down. While not a huge amount, a completely bassless speaker would be hard to do. Thanks everyone!