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post #11 of 16
It all depends on the money you want to spend.

I wouldn't hook up that subwoofer at all. Look for a set of speakers that have an 8inch woofer and the bass from them should be sufficient for accurate listening.........unless you really want bass......

I passed through quite a few speaker setups. In order of upgrades

Logitech 2.1 Z2200
M-Audio AV40's.
Yamaha receiver with good bookshelf speakers
KRK Rokit 6's - borrowed for a little while to test them out....went with the bx8a's
M-Audio BX8a deluxe
Yamaha HS80m's.

I am running my HS80m's with the Komplete Audio 6 USB DAC and its the best setup I have had so far. When looking at the HS80m's make sure to use a balanced cable, they like them the best.

I would recommend the BX8a. You can get the deluxe versions used for a decent price if you look around or the BX8a D2's for around $400. I wouldn't look at the Rokit 8's. The BX8a sound better to me when I was testing them.

Just my 2 cents. Good luck.
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Just my 2 cents: Forget about subwoofer if you go the Rokit road.

BTW, if you are willing and able to spend a little more money, buy the Rokit 6 G2 or G3 (a little more costly) and you will have the best of the two worlds (decent bass and no need for subwoofer, RP5 are a bit low on bass)

I also own a Xonar STX and driving a pair Rokit RP6. Let me tell you : that's damn awesome !!

Please note though that i had quite hum and buzz while using RCA connection directly to the rokits, and that i needed to buy a Ground Loop isolator, which eliminated completely the noise.

Please read this thread if you have any question or doubt with the Xonar STX/Rokit combination : http://www.overclock.net/t/1434107/buzz-hum-on-speakers-on-idle-mouse-movement-related-in-game/0_20
Edited by MCSboutik - 10/21/13 at 1:27am
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Hey guys, thanks for your inputs.

I've decided to follow MCSboutik's suggestion and go with two Rokit 6 2g. That way I have no subwoofer headaches and I won't feel the need to buy a new subwoofer either, which will cost much more.

 

It ships next week. Got two for $255. (Including tax + shipping.)

   
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Glad i could help smile.gif (i own the G3 version of RP6 but G2 are damn good too !)
Pleae be aware that even they can drive a whole room, they are quite directionnal and that best sound will be feeled if seated right in the sweet spot.
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Glad i could help smile.gif (i own the G3 version of RP6 but G2 are damn good too !)
Pleae be aware that even they can drive a whole room, they are quite directionnal and that best sound will be feeled if seated right in the sweet spot.
It's not as bad as having ribbon tweeters, the dome tweeters are more direction friendly.
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It's not as bad as having ribbon tweeters, the dome tweeters are more direction friendly.

Fortunately I spend most of my listening time right in front of my  computer, not walking around in my room. :thumb:

   
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