I currently have a set of Event 20/20 BAS v3 studio monitors (active) setup in my listening room (10 X 12ft - listening ~8 feet away from speakers):
I’ve had these for the past ~5 years and have been very happy for an entry setup. My primary listening will be vinyl (Thorens TD 125 MkII w/SME 3009 series II arm/Grace F9 Ruby cartridge ) but also feed it with my digital library from a Fiio X7. There will be no home theater use and my hope is to not add a sub.
With that said I’m looking to upgrade my speaker setup with a strong preference towards an active option as I don’t really want another piece of hardware with limited space.
Here is the list I’ve been looking into thus far:
Swan M3A mk2 $1000/pair - https://swanspeakers.com/product/m3amkii/
Kanto Tuk $800/pair - https://www.kantoaudio.com/powered-speakers/tuk/
Vanatoo T1 Encore $600/pair - https://vanatoo.com/shop/speakers/tr…nt-one-encore/
Edifier S3000Pro $800/pair - https://www.edifier.com/us/en/speakers/s3000pro
Audioengine HD6 $1400/pair - https://audioengineusa.com/shop/wire…less-speakers/
Klipsch The Sixes - $480/pair - https://www.klipsch.com/products/the-sixes
Yamaha HS8 $700/pair - https://usa.yamaha.com/products/proa…ies/index.html
Elac Navis ARB-51 $2300/pair - https://elac.com/series/navis-powere…s/arb-51/?r=us
Salk PowerPlay $2200/pair - http://www.salksound.com/model.php?m…lay%20Monitors
Focal Shape 65 $2000/pair - https://www.focal.com/en/pro-audio/m…akers/shape-65
Adam Audio A7X $1500/pair - https://www.adam-audio.com/en/ax-series/a7x/
Dynaudio Xeo 20 $2200/pair - https://www.dynaudio.com/home-audio/xeo/xeo-20
Neumann KH 120 $1400/pair - https://en-de.neumann.com/kh-120-a-g
Kef LS50 Wireless $2000/pair - https://us.kef.com/speakers/flagship-hi-fi-speakers/ls50/ls50wireless-powered-music-system.html
Do any of these stand out for the price as a solid upgrade over my current setup? I’m willing to go up to the $2k mark or just over.