Originally Posted by BadAssClocker
whats the watts coming out of the dd
I assume by DD you meant the DAC? It's a stand alone DAC, it doesn't output an amplified signal. That's why he wants active speakers, active speakers have amplification onboard.
OP - Take a look at Dynaudio, their active speakers are supposed to be fantastic;
a pair picked at random within your price range.
I'll also personally recommend
(QUAD 12L) I have the passive version and I absolutely love them, I demo'd various other speakers in the price range and these were by far the best.
When spending this amount of money I would urge you to find somewhere to demo a few sets of speakers so you can get an idea of what you like/dislike.