Hey all, could use some advice. Mostly to make sure I’m not missing something better or consider an alternate setup. Last year I got the Micca RB42 for the desktop but have now moved them to the TV in a small/med living room with the SMSL AD18.
I figure the Miccas as the LR setup will be easier (and cheaper) to expand on later if I get surrounds/center/sub/etc. So I’m considering: Either the KEF Q150 (on sale for $300) or JBL 305p MkII for near field use on a desk. I tried the Q150’s last year and enjoyed them but having not really tried much else I want to make sure I’m not missing any obvious alternates or upgrades. Other options could be the Paradigm SE Atom or the Triangle BR02.
I have a D10/Heresy setup for headphones. So it would be nice to run from a single source off the D10 or (powered monitors) from the Heresy possibly, although not sure if that is recommended so I might be in need of a new speaker amp or amp/dac for the q150’s at least.
Edit: debating between the Topping PA3 and SMSL SA300 if I go with KEF. Another option is leaving the Micca’s on the desktop and getting something better for the living room but ideally for less than $500 total cost.