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Are you saying that you would prefer a passive setup?

Proper passive beats powered. The main difference between the two is that powered speakers have built in amps where as passive speakers need an amp.

The real reason why passive speakers are better is because you can get a better dac and amp for them then what comes on powered speakers.


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While passive speakers are  more modular, the components of an active speaker are all built to "match." So the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

 

You can pair passive speakers with beefy amps, but passive setups require more fine tuning on component selection. Proper passive setups may sound better, I don't have the time nor the money for that.

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While passive speakers are  more modular, the components of an active speaker are all built to "match." So the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

You can pair passive speakers with beefy amps, but passive setups require more fine tuning on component selection. Proper passive setups may sound better, I don't have the time nor the money for that.

In theory yes. No one actually does a good job of that though. That is kind of like saying headphone drivers are built to match, but in reality, the drivers still have imperfections in them and they need to be matched.

Plus, I am willing to bet that if I took the best sounding powered monitors and took apart its amp circuit, that I will find places where they cut corners to put a couple extra bucks in their pockets.

With passive stuff YOU are the quality control.

However, your money is your money. That is something no one can argue against.
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Youra6, which speakers are you leaning towards? I'm in the same situation as you are.
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Youra6, which speakers are you leaning towards? I'm in the same situation as you are.
    
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Youra6, which speakers are you leaning towards? I'm in the same situation as you are.

 

I went with the Bm5a. Listened to the Hs80m and today just heard the Bm5a. Liked the flatness and output of the HS80m, but after 10 minutes of listening, it became more and more fatiguing. The HS80m had great bass response, but I think the Bm5as were much more musical, better suitable for me since I won't do any monitoring.

 

Talk to proaudio star, they can get you a pair of the MK2s for 690 shipped BNIB.

 

I was also planning on giving the Yamaha MSP7s a look as well, but nobody here locally carried them.

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Proper passive beats powered. The main difference between the two is that powered speakers have built in amps where as passive speakers need an amp.

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