I record heavy rock music guitar tracks at home that I mix in with backing tracks so I need something that is primarily voiced for mixing heavy rock music (which I'm not sure what speakers would be better voiced for certain genres or what?)
I'm wanting to keep the budget at around $1000~$1200 and I would prefer them to be active. (unless I can get a good sounding passive speaker and you guys have amplifier recommendations)
Based on some preliminary pricing (not taking into consideration how these are voiced) here are some choices I've found.
Tannoy Reveal 6a
Alternatively, I know that going passive with a decent power amp could also be an option. I haven't gotten too deep into researching this stuff but with a $1000 or so budget, it seems like I could get a better passive speaker with maybe an ok but not great power amp for the time being and then later upgrade to a better amp.
something like the samson Servo 200
Sending power to something like these
Tannoy Precision 8's
I know that no mention of a sub has been made yet and for now (and I know it's ghetto as hell) I'm using an infinity kappa 12" car sub being powered by an AMC 2100, which is surprisingly pretty good for the money.
I'd of course eventually want to step up to a dedicated audio recording sub like a Dynaudio or Tannoy but for now, I'm focusing on monitors and will eventually find my way into sub shopping.
Sorry for the long drawn out post but I searched and really couldn't find many concrete reviews or comparisons with these monitors and it seems that everyone's ears prefer something different and I know that a lot of it boils down to room acoustics, sound treatment, all the mic eq'ing and preamps and all that ultimately affect what comes out of the speakers but I know that in the end, some speakers are just flat out better at certain things than others so if you guys have any experience with any of the mentioned speakers or know of other choices to fit my budget, by all means, I'd like to know what your thoughts or opinions on any of this might be.
Chances are I'm going to try and make a purchase near the end of the year so I'm not in a hurry to get this done.
Oh BTW, this is how the BX8a's sit in relationship to my ears and the room (which is roughly 15X12 feet)