Which would you choose? 5.1 System for under $2k
So I do a bit of sound design for film and occasionally games. More and more I'm missing out on work due to not having a 5.1 set-up. I've got a great pair of Yamaha NS10's and awesome amp for stereo mixing. I don't have a whole lot of cash at the moment because I've gone back to study. So I'm looking at a pretty budget set-up, under $2k AUD.
I've narrowed it down to a few options and I was hoping I could get some opinions from people who have used or heard theses monitors.
Yamaha HS7 (6.5") and HS8S (8") Sub - $1750 (my favourite, specs only, I've never heard it)
Yamaha HS5 (5") and HS8S (8")Sub - $1500
Fostex PM0.5n (5") and PM0.5 Sub MKII - $1650
Blue Sky MediaDesk 5.1 System MKII (4" sats) - $1900
KRK Rokit 5 (5") and 10S (10") Sub - $1551
KRK Rokit 6 (6") and 10S (10") Sub - $1900
JBL 2325 (5") and LSR2310SP (10") Sub - $1500
Over budget but worth mentioning:
KRK Rokit 8 (8") and 10S (10") Sub - $2225
JBL 2328 (8") and LSR2310SP (10") Sub - $2375 (sale price)
I know, I know, I can hear you.. what about second hand?
Searching used completed listings on ebay worldwide ($AUD):
Genelec 8030 - 1 listing - $1,378.47 (pair)
Genelec 8040 - None in last 90 days
JBL 4328 - None in last 90 days
JBL 2328 - 1 listing - $450 (pair)
Adam A7 - 1 listing - $480 (each)
KRK Rokit 8 - few listings in Aus they go for about $600-$650 (pair)
KRK Rokit 6 - few listings in Aus they go for about $400 (pair)
Yamaha HS7 - None in last 90 days
Fostex PM0.5 - 1 listing - $400 (pair) $30 saving lol
Fostex PM8.4.1 - None in last 90 days
So what do you reckon?
If you had a budget of 2 grand which would you chose?
Or would you instead say "nope, not worth it, save up till you can afford the cash to buy the slightly over budget KRK or JBL system"?
Or "nope not worth any of those options, save up till you can afford a kick ass JBL or Genelec system"?
Or do you have some amazing alternative I hadn't though of?