You mean 7040 of course? I like 400 but 7040 can handle resistive load with proportional output in watts down to 2Ohms.I own the Metas and jave an SB 2000, so I am biased. I also drive them with a Purifi Eigentact which I think is a far better buy than the Benchmark. If you go the Meta route, I would suggest you buy a miniDSP Flex and the VTV Purifi Eigentact for equal or less money than the Benchmark. An SB 2000 Pro is not that much bigger than the SB 1000 and will pair more readily with anything else you might want to use in the future.
I owned the OG Roger's LS 3/5a's from 1977 to 1993. I remember them as far more closed down than the either LS 50 (I own both the OG LS 50's and the Metas). The vocals were lovely, but they were more colored particularly in the lower midrange (that bump!) and the upper mids as well. Narrower and far less smoth directivity than even the LS 50's.If you would like a natural sounding speaker that sounds quite a bit like real music check out the MoFi LS3/5a or any used LS3/5a monitors on the market. Complete the system with some iso acoustics desktop stands and a sub of your choice and smile everytime you play music.
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That's quite surprising, given the distances Genelec recommends (https://images.ctfassets.net/4zjnzn...240c3946/correct-monitors-spl-chart.jpg?w=930).Dissenting opinion: Genelecs will hiss at desktop distances easily, and if you are easily bothered by it, it will drive you insane.
No worries about that with the KEFs.
That's quite surprising, given the distances Genelec recommends (https://images.ctfassets.net/4zjnzn...240c3946/correct-monitors-spl-chart.jpg?w=930).
Is this from personal experience, or is it reported somewhere ?
@lc155 What input are you using, and what controls the volume ?
Correct me if I'm wrong but an amp is not hissing because it's at full power, otherwise all amps would do that (an integrated amplifier is just a power amp at full power, and a preamp section in the same box). A Benchmark AHB2 + Kef LS50 would hiss as well, etc.
tbh passive amplifiers aren't something I expect eitherhiss through passive amplifiers is not something you would expect
tbh passive amplifiers aren't something I expect either
Back on topic, I strongly believe that in your case the hiss was coming from the MOTU. And if I go the Genelec route, I plan to use its digital input so noise from an analog input won't be a problem (or worst case, if I use an external DAC, it'll have to be at the same SNR levels, i.e. inaudible whatsoever).
I bought and returned a pair of Kali's because of the hiss. The Genelec's are silent. You suggesting the frequency if hiss may be the difference for younger ears?I have to wonder if age is a factor, because I notice younger people like myself tend to complain about the hiss more, or at least notice it.
I bought and returned a pair of Kali's because of the hiss. The Genelec's are silent. You suggesting the frequency if hiss may be the difference for younger ears?