Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

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zahnerj
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Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by zahnerj » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:44 pm

I have and "audio kontrol 1" interface and i am looking for a good deal on monitor speakers. I'm looking to spend about 150$ any suggestions? I'm shooting for the m-audio av30's so far http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MAudioAV30.html

UKRuss
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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by UKRuss » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:53 pm

Yeah, why not. For the price you won't find much different.

zahnerj
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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by zahnerj » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:15 pm

Thats what i figured, thanks man

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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by swishniak » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:37 pm

you can almost be sure that youll want to replace them pretty soon. . (once you realize what youre missing).. wait till you can spend between 300-400 and you wont be wasting your money..

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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by chrk » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:53 pm

swishniak wrote:(once you realize what youre missing)..
..like balanced inputs right from the start.

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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by Isturite- » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:47 pm

I got a pair of the av40's... and they were not very good monitors... better than crappy computer speakers or nothing at all... but I eventually saved up to get some better monitors and it made a big different... I'm not saying don't buy them, but I will say if you have the patience to save up for something better, I'd highly recommend it. Though that is the only thing you are going to get for that price unless you find something used for a bomb deal!
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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by psilogod » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:58 pm

I'd suggest something like this http://www.zzounds.com/item--TNYREVEAL501A

if you buy through somewhere like zzounds.com or sweetwater.com, they will break your payments up into 3 or 4 so its a little more affordable if you're tight on cash. I've never had issues ordering from online vendors. plus you may be able to avoid the sales tax depending where you live.

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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by Tone Deft » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:01 pm

save your money and put money into your monitors. it doesn't matter what you do inside Live, it doesn't matter what plug ins you use, it doesn't matter how good your production skills get you will not get the most out of your music with crappy monitors. when I upgraded to proper monitors (from Event TR6 to Adam A7) production really opened up for me and the Event TR6s are better than what you're looking to get. doing audio production with crappy monitors is like performing open heart surgery through a keyhole, you simply can't see the whole picture or use your tools very effectively.

if you NEED something now, get very good headphones.
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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by beats me » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:26 pm

UKRuss wrote:Yeah, why not. For the price you won't find much different.
zahnerj wrote:Thats what i figured, thanks man
Point missed.

:lol:

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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by Khazul » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:43 pm

Tone Deft wrote:... is like performing open heart surgery through a keyhole, you simply can't see the whole picture or use your tools very effectively.
Thats a very good description of programming Ableton synths ;)
Nothing to see here - move along!

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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by simpli.cissimus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:59 pm

Yamaha 80HS...
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zahnerj
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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by zahnerj » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:45 pm

Yea I have the time to save up, Thanks for the feedback, any suggestions on what kind I should get when i have 300-400 dollars??

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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by zahnerj » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:54 am

Those yamaha's are sweet, but I can't afford them yet. Do you think these are ok?http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOBX5ADX Nothing special I know, but I can't spend more than 400$

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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by zahnerj » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:34 am


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Re: Monitor speakers for 100-150$???

Post by simpli.cissimus » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:38 am

Yamaha 80HS on E-Bay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yamaha-HS80M-HS-80M ... 0635091857


These are the best monitors in that price range you can get.
None of the others are close to the clearnes the Yamahas have.

M-Audio are over-bassed and distorted in the hights, they lie in all frequencies and are a pain
when you try to compare the sound to other sound systems.

Yamahas sound flat and are flat, and could be said a bit harsh, but very clean and clear.
This gives you a objective look at your sound, and if it sounds good on them them in 95% it
sounds good on other sound systems.

240 watts, 8inch bass cone and 4 amps for each speaker are the best you can imagine
and worth of waiting till you have the money. Your close and should wait ...

The next monitors who really are much better are the Adams for 3-4 times the price of the Yamahas.

Go and find a dealer where you can listen to different speakers.
Take your own CD you really like and know with you.

Bye..., and Good Luck !!!
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