Budget active/powered speakers vs. traditional separates
I thought it was correct to start a new topic since my question no longer fit under the previous post's heading. I want to get a smooth and detailed setup going in a small room for under £300. After some research (whathifi, stereophile, audiostream, etc.) it is still not clear whether a good powered desktop speaker like the Audioengine A5+s or the PSB Alpha 1s compare to the best traditional sub-£300 passive and amp set-ups. I think my choices are as follows (any input from whathifi's staff would obviously be much appreciated):
1. Q acoustics 2010i + Marantz PM5004 £260
2. Tannoy Mercury V1 + Marantz PM5004 £279
3. Audioengine A5+ £295
In a small room and sitting 6-8 feet from the speakers, what is going to give me the most hi fidelity sound?
Thank you in advance,