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 Post subject: which Monitors?????
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:30 am 
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Ok,

I've got it down to what I want in my PC.

I am deciding between 2 Interfaces, depending on how much crap I want to sell to buy it.



Now.....What monitors are good, but affordable? Under $300 or so for the pair.




It's funny how my projects always seem to expand in price. I start out with a $1,000 budget and end up spending twice as much.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:48 pm 
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Bump.

I need a pair of sub 300 dollar monitors myself.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:33 am 
i found this ones last year - nearfield monitor with a nice sweet spot, two amps in each box and teflon-speaker and LOUD - but still flat.

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/mul ... ear05.html

there are similar ones from M-audio but they miss the particular punch.

you should get them under 300$


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:20 am 
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Are you still happy with them after a year?

The reason I'm asking, is that I can only do this once.

I was planning on getting the Mackie Onyx Satellite, but opted to spend more and get the Mackie Onyx 1220 with firewire card. Everytime I get something that fits my budget, I end up regretting it and getting something better later.

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I have an old pair of Roland RSM 90's, and a Roland KCW1.

I love em.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:59 pm 
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I was recommended on another forum the KRK Rokit RP-5's and so I bought them about 6 months ago. They were $260 for the pair with a link I found on yahoo that I matched the price with zzounds on. I really like them though and I'm glad I bought them. I also heard that the Yamaha HSM's were nice too but I think they are over $300 for the pair.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:50 pm 
happy? yes.

but they are not the only ones i use. I also own a pair of HR 824 some with tubeamps driven JBL control (quite old) and other ...

it depends which purpose you follow. I use the esi (and mackie) for mixing. its not a boomy desktop blaster.

the esi 05 are quite neutral and easy to handle when to make a transparent mix. means they reproduce the sound quite fair. and they are loud. using them in a living room environment would mean to add a subwoofer.

not comparable with dyn-audio or other pro stuff, of course.

for that its ok with me and i am still fine after a year ;-)

but there are many other choices...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:25 am 
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OK, so I've narrowed it down to these 2 choices. I am thinking about AMS because they have a payment plan and I won't have to come up with all of the dough right away:

These are the ones that I really want:
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-AMS-RSP2

A little more than I wanted to spend



Here is the combo that I am thinking about (2 separate items):
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-WHA-DP82A--P-On
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i- ... -PAK--P-On



I know that choice A has a set of headphones too, and a stand. I have 6 mic stands already and don't want another one. The headphones are nice though.


Choice B has a much better mic, and I am thinking that may be more important.



What do you guys think????????



My wife would have a cow if she knew how much I'm spending on this little project :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:43 pm 
just in case you want to gather more information about your desired monitor:

http://fivefish.net/diy/RP8/default.asp

enjoy!


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That is some funny reading. He went through 4 pages before he saw the bad solder joints that are visible on the 1st shot of the board.



My friend with the studio has a set of Tannoys that he bought for somewhere around $1,000 in 1999. He only wants $300 for them. I just might go that route. Especially since his Soldano is in my shop for some mods right now. I smell a trade in the air....oh, wait....it may have been the dog. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:53 am 
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+1 for the KRK Rokit 5's.

I got a pair in mint condition of Craigslist for $150 bux. A total steal. They sound great, powerful, and crisp. Vented in the front, good bass. powered, can accept RCA 1/4 inch and XLR.

I think the KRK Rokit6's are better overall and have better bass response, while the KRK Rockit 8's are flabbly.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:29 pm 
ha, if the trade smells that "good" ...

go for the tannoy's - they are in any case better than this krk
i mean, i assume you want to have good and neutral sounding monitors.

are they active as well?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:43 am 
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Not sure what you mean by Active. I do believe that they are powered.

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