PreSonus Sceptre S6 by Crowder
I was looking for an upgrade from the Equator D5's for my small home studio setup. My mixes on the Equators never translated very well, particularly the low end. My space requires front-firing bass ports due to adjacent walls, so my shopping list was short. I was also sold on the coaxial design having been an Equator owner. I bought these on a whim hoping they'd work out.
So far, I have no complaints. My mixes are translating much more seamlessly. My mix notes from car listening have gone from 7-8 items to 2-3, and these days they're more like "adjust delay on guitars" versus "where did all that bass come from?"
The speakers are large and very deep. They have plenty of power and they are dead silent at idle. The available adjustments are logical and easy to use, though everything is on the back panel.
Imaging is excellent. As mentioned, lows seem very accurate for the kind of music I'm doing (alternative rock, roots). For club music you'd likely want a sub. There is a bit of a peak in the high mids, sort of the heart of the vocal range. It's notable when mixing, but doesn't seem to create issues in translation.
This is an RTA I took using pink noise:
Recommended if you're shopping in this price range.