What are the best speakers for Electronic Music (Trance, IDM, Ambient, Progressive, Dubstep, Post-Rock) under $15K?
I've been having a heck of time finding speakers that truly reproduce most electronic music well. I may be totally off base with my theory, but I feel like a lot of the HiFi speakers I'm listening to are far more adept at playing the natural sounds that come from a real instrument, rather than being able to reproduce the different sonic qualities that come along with syntheized/digital sound. I know often times the natural response to what I'm looking for is "go for pro gear/studio monitors." While this isn't necessarily a bad idea, it's not what I'm after. I prefer the HiFi experience--the soundstage & depth, something many studio montiors obfuscate.
My current setup is Mac Mini--->Simaudio 340i w/dac---->Dynaudio Focus 160 & 2 JL F113's.
I would love to keep the Mini & the 2 F113's, the rest I want to part with. I'm very open to all my options at this point. If there is a speaker that it is just asbolutely fantastic for the type of music I listen to, but real excels best with bi or tri-amping, I'm defintely open to that.
Some of the speakers/lines i've heard recently were the Dynaudio 160, 380, C1, & C2; I don't remember specific models, but most of the Focal lineup up to $30k, a few sonus fabers & the GoldenEar triton 2. None but the the Triton two really wowed me, and made the music pop.
The Triton 2 wasn't without it's issues though. The upper mids & highs were leaps & bounds better than some of the $10-$15K I've listened to recently. Where it seemed to suffer though was the mid-bass. The resolution, clarity & definition just wasn't very present at all in that mid-bass region. Mid-bass basslines had no shape, they were just a sound--a passive presence if you will. When the bassline should have a clear & distinct 3-dimensional shape to it, the Triton 2 seemed to muddy it up beyond recognition.
If it helps, I'm a big Trance, Ambient, Drone, Post-Rock, IDM, Progressive, Breaks, Dubstep listener. Very into Jon Hopkins, Sasha, Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Hecq, Ben Lukas Boysen, LeGaScred, Jody Wisternoff, Hybrid, Digweed, Trifonic, Miles Davis, Radiohead, & Deadmau5. I've got the sub-bass taken care of like I previously mentioned before, but with this type of music I think I need something that is going to have a treble that absolutely "pops," & an incredibly visceral & resolute mid-range that is able to reproduce the adlib just as clearly as it does the main melody.
$15K would be new (or used) speakers, and a pre-amp & amp. That $15K number is not set in stone, if you have a setup in mind that it's a bit above that, I'm still very interested. My setup is in my living room which 18'x21'x10.