Originally Posted by Daetlus
Living conditions aren't likely to change, we just bought the home. I have a rather large U-shaped desk, that I'd be placing them on. I'm pretty sure I would make mini stands for them. I could technically use towers, but it would make the room look very ackward, and making staging annoying.
The ports wouldn't be within 4 feet of a wall.
Congrats on the house! Sounds like the Sierra-1s will be perfect then.
One other thing I was thinking you might benefit from is going with a Servo Sub instead. Since you mentioned Electronic will be the majority of your listening the extra speed, resolution and lack of distortion will be really beneficial. You can find them built by Outofthewoods here.
He said the promo price is $700 which I'm guessing doesn't include shipping seeing as how the plate amp and driver are $500 alone. It would be pretty much the top of the line subwoofer without diminishing returns severely kicking in.
Again, it will be pushing your budget but I mentioned it because it is what I would do personally. Even though I don't listen to much Electronic music, if I had your budget for 2.1 I'd go with the servo sub hands down.
You might be able to save some money by emailing Ascend Acoustics and asking if they have any refurbished Sierra-1s in stock. They regularly have sales on them so I'm thinking they might have a few refurbs, but not enough to put on their site.
Edit: Whoops, I missed the part that said "$700 per cabinet" I guess that means $1200 + shipping for the sub Edited by groundzero9 - 2/4/11 at 4:57pm