I didn't want to bother you guys with another "which speaker" thread, but I've been on the fence for three weeks and could really use some advice.
I'm converting from a pc based recording studio to a pc based hi-fi system, so I know a lot about pro components and little about hi-fi. I was running a fireface into a mackie mixer into some event ASP8's and that, by all means, sounded good; however, I have grown tired of the "flat" sound when I really wanna rock on rare occasions.
Right now, I have an HSU VTF-2 ready to backup whatever loudspeakers I find and because I already have pre outs on my soundcard and mixer, I'm really looking hard at active speakers. My budget runs up to $2,000 and I'm setup in a mid-sized room that won't allow for floorstanders. Also, I listen to everything from classical to rock and need something that will not bust my eardrums, but allow me to be on-stage with the band to feel the music as well as hear it.
I've noticed the Dynaudio Focus 110a's and they seem to have the sound quality I need, but I just don't know if they can represent rock music well. Could passive's and a receiver serve me better?