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Rega R1 or RS1
The Rega R1 Loudspeaker - A New Budget Reference
The Stereo Times review December 2005
"..The Rega R1 becomes my new budget reference speaker. In
addition of its ability to get the fundamentals of music right, it adds clarity
and resolution, and an ability to lay out a vivid and coherent 3-
dimensional stereo image. In small room applications, what more could
Tannoy Revolution DC6
WHAT HI-FI 5 Star rated
Review Sept 2012
".. Best standmounter Â£350-Â£700, Awards 2012. ...
Detailed, dynamic and fast on their feet, these sound just as good as they
I have the Tannoys in my " B" system and the R1s in my
" C" system.
Highly recommended and well worth a personal audition.
I recently picked up a pair of PSB Imagine Bs that I'm pleased with. They are rear ported and will do best when placed on a solid stand. I have them paired with a SVS sub and cross them over at about 60.
When deciding on bookshelves, placement proximity to the walls is important. How close do you intend to place them to a wall? Also, do you already have a sub? If not, that could be a factor depending on how much bass you want from the rock.
LSA-1 monitors in black ash with a close out sale for $499.99 brand new. These speakers sold for $1,300.00 not so long ago. Rave reviews! It's like Christmas in July!
If not, the Silverline Minuets as Schubert recommended but I believe the LSA-1will be more suitable with rock music.
Just my opinion.
In that budget active studio monitors are the real deal . regardless of brand . Mackie , adam , focal ,genelac , ect ... all sound better than any HiFi offerings I have ever heard . Flat response , which means nothing stands out ,,bass will not over power mids and highs , treble will not stand out over mids and highs . very cohesive . Give them a try you will not be disappointed .
Most of the near field monitors will require an XLR connection. You could use your TLP1 (selling your amp as suggested) and get an RCA to XLR cable from Monoprice.
Check out the Sweetwater reviews of the JBL LSR305s. I've had a pair for six months. The bass response to 43 hz is the real deal and important if you want to hear the bass guitar and kick drum.