steve_1979 said:You want deeper more powerful bass? You want a detailed, sparkly treble with a clear mid-range that's as good as regular passive HiFi systems costing twice as much as what you can afford?
Then go to a pro-audio shop and have a listen to some Mackie HR624 Mk2 speakers. These will tick all the boxes that you want and more.
Or alternatively keep an eye on eBay and the AVForum classifieds as there are some great second hand bargins to be had if you know what you're looking for.
Have had my share of active speakers m audio bx5 d2 agressive top/tweeter and a lack of bass returned them after 1 week,krk rookit powered 5s g2(had them for abou 1½ years) and g3 (ground loop,hum problem) LOTS of bass to lower midrange (to much although i didn't need a subwoofer at all, g3's had bass adjustments but only by a few db),adam f5 loud but omg the top was to low, wrong adjustment from the factory compare the f5 to the f7 (omg) i found a gain/volume for the tweeter behinde a rubber knob after i returned it to get my money back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt9ig5XUOmk adam ax5's are also loud never felt the bass was noticeable deep,only 2x2 front bass ports that acted like hairdryers playing loud edm(the same problems have dali lektor 2's with the tiny front bass ports),felt the midrange was to absent,not easy to hear the midrange and finally the biggest badest meanest studiomonitors ever to cross my home.
The new Yamaha HS8 on my desk, they are huge, lots of deep bass (guees if i ever wanted a subwoofer) and they where loud,sold them because they where to big (couldn't possitioning then that well) and mabye because i wanted a 29" 21:9 monitor (can't remember).
One thing i always had and almost evey studio monitors have is noise, white noise,hiss (something to do with the gain) https://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/917370-quietest-active-monitors-hiss-etc.html didn't use a dac/soundcard with a volume knob but a tc electrioncs level pilot, huge channel unbalance at low levels and static noise they are famous to have after a few month.
I don't want a tweeter,top with alot of sparkle,i have it at high levels on bright records/songs, i like a neutral top you can listen to for hours without listening fatigue, open clear midrange that is easy to hear without soundig like it's artificially enhance and a deep bass you never want to enhance (i'm not a bass acholic) that never gets boom,muddy unless it's recorded that way
Have always liked the genelecs especially in white, but decent size genelecs are expensive 900£ and you only get a pair of speakers with 5" woofer