really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

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really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

Post by 33tetragammon » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:55 pm

hi all,

right now i have the Mackie hr824(mk1)monitors.had these for 6 years now.i like them,but have come to a point where they are too "forward" sounding and not enough attention to midrange clarity,plus they strain my ears too fast....

i'm looking for totally revealing,neutral sounding,non-fatiguing full-range ACTIVE monitors(at least down to 30hz) that are suitable for mixing/mastering.
the studio is acoustically treated,and is about 12m2.

regarding the price,i'm willing to spend around 2500 euro/$ 4000 on that.

thanks!

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Re: really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

Post by ze2be » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:09 pm

Dynaudio, Adam, or Genelec.

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Re: really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

Post by sunaivod » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:11 pm

Rokit (Krk), good price, good quality.

It's fan-tas-tic.

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Post by SubFunk » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:13 pm

33tetragammon wrote:hi all,

right now i have the Mackie hr824(mk1)monitors.had these for 6 years now.i like them,but have come to a point where they are too "forward" sounding and not enough attention to midrange clarity,plus they strain my ears too fast....

i'm looking for totally revealing,neutral sounding,non-fatiguing full-range ACTIVE monitors(at least down to 30hz) that are suitable for mixing/mastering.
the studio is acoustically treated,and is about 12m2.

regarding the price,i'm willing to spend around 2500 euro/$ 4000 on that.

thanks!
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Re: really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

Post by Tone Deft » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:20 pm

sunaivod wrote:Rokit (Krk), good price, good quality.

It's fan-tas-tic.
/facepalm

I've heard the VXT series is worth a look but the KRKs are entry level toys shamefully used in most Guitar Center synth rooms.
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Re: really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

Post by nuxnamon » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:26 pm

give the new Event Opals a try.. if not, give the focal cm65's a try..

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Post by Nogi » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:30 pm

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Post by polyslax » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:31 pm

K + H O300 or O410 maybe, though I guess the 410s may be out of budget.
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Re: really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

Post by fatrabbit » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:57 pm

The Event Opals have gotten rave reviews - are they that good?

It's annoying as there aren't many places to check these sorts of things out, unless you know someone who has them.


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Re: really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

Post by abort » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:06 pm

Tone Deft wrote:
sunaivod wrote:Rokit (Krk), good price, good quality.

It's fan-tas-tic.
/facepalm

I've heard the VXT series is worth a look but the KRKs are entry level toys shamefully used in most Guitar Center synth rooms.

Such a downer ..KRKs suck dirty butt nuts. The high range drills through you hears like a hot knife and the bass is absorbed through its own insulation.

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Post by H20nly » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:11 pm

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Re: really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

Post by TRS80 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:34 pm

I'm using the Mackie hr 824s (easily over 10 years old.) Little sad for me to hear you think they're not good enough, because I still love mine.

For that outlay of cash, the Genelec 1037c has a very balanced, neutral sound.

On a random note, I remember when the JBL 4311s were the hot monitors (the 70's); they still are killer stereo/living room speakers. I got my pair when a local disco went out of biz, they were the booth monitors. Remember when DJ booths used to be little enclosed living rooms?! Sweetness.
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Re: really good studio monitors for mixing/mastering?

Post by ChiDJ » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:48 pm

Pro's use Events.


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