Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

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Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Mage2k » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:13 pm

Hi,

Anyone have any decent recommendations for a pair of good desktop monitors with a solid, flat frequency response that I can get for under $500 for the pair?

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Earwax69 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:02 am

Im happy with my HS50m.

Look here; http://www.moozek.com/2008/01/09/super- ... ew-ns-10m/

Quite the best to reveal mixing mistakes, but can be unpleasant to listen for recreational use. They are flatter than my first girlfriend with controls at the back to adjust the low, med and high end to fit your room. And they look great!

I noticed that clever people tend to go with the yams while the less gifted and educated crowd goes with the yellow ones..!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Tweaking Knobs » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:30 am

Mage2k wrote:Hi,

Anyone have any decent recommendations for a pair of good desktop monitors with a solid, flat frequency response that I can get for under $500 for the pair?

for 100 eurios more u get the BEST quality in a small pagacke , the genelec 8020...


mackie and krk´s are also good after genelec...

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by dancing Ray » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:26 pm

Tweaking Knobs wrote:
Mage2k wrote:Hi,

Anyone have any decent recommendations for a pair of good desktop monitors with a solid, flat frequency response that I can get for under $500 for the pair?

for 100 eurios more u get the BEST quality in a small pagacke , the genelec 8020...
^^ listen to him :wink:
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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Mage2k » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:16 am

Tweaking Knobs wrote:
Mage2k wrote:Hi,

Anyone have any decent recommendations for a pair of good desktop monitors with a solid, flat frequency response that I can get for under $500 for the pair?

for 100 eurios more u get the BEST quality in a small pagacke , the genelec 8020...


mackie and krk´s are also good after genelec...
I'm not seeing those enelecs for anything less than $470 each. I'm going to check out the KRK-8s, though. A pair of those'll clock in right at $500. Thanks!

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Riley333 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:30 am

man are you in luck, this kills em all.
http://audiomidi.com/DSM2-Monitor-indiv ... 11907.aspx
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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by matthews » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:20 am

About $100 over what your looking to spend, but well worth it IMO..


ADAM A3X
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ADAM-A3X-100-WATT-AC ... 256456fa28

Also you can't go wrong with the rokits. I'd still be inclined to go with the Adams because of the tweeter, but both are very decent for sure.

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Machinesworking » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:02 am

matthews wrote:About $100 over what your looking to spend, but well worth it IMO..


ADAM A3X
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ADAM-A3X-100-WATT-AC ... 256456fa28

Also you can't go wrong with the rokits. I'd still be inclined to go with the Adams because of the tweeter, but both are very decent for sure.
Damn? found them for dirt cheap! Wish I had the $$ ATM, my Rubicons are on their last legs.

http://www.juno.co.uk/products/adam-a3x ... 2BShopping

Shipping kills it though.

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by matthews » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:14 am

^^^
Shame about the shipping, that price is AMAZING.

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Tweaking Knobs » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:44 pm

Adam over genelecs ? nah.. i heard them , they sound unclar to me...

go 4 the genelcs, 4 real...

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by matthews » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:36 pm

^^^
Curious as to which ones you heard.....I'm looking at the A8X's right now for myself. Currently on the A5's and quite happy. Also, for the OP, can you even get genelec's for under 500???? Seems like a stretch, even used? Which ones would you suggest for myself to check out......along the same budget at the A8X's.

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Mage2k » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:21 pm

Riley333 wrote:man are you in luck, this kills em all.
http://audiomidi.com/DSM2-Monitor-indiv ... 11907.aspx
Wow! Those look nice. They look like they beat the KRK Rokit-8s in all respects at the same price point. Will definitely be checking them out, although it may be a month until I can since I just dropped some serious $$ on air fare for an act me & some friends are bringing to our fair city in a couple months :)

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Mage2k » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:05 pm

Mage2k wrote:
Riley333 wrote:man are you in luck, this kills em all.
http://audiomidi.com/DSM2-Monitor-indiv ... 11907.aspx
Wow! Those look nice. They look like they beat the KRK Rokit-8s in all respects at the same price point. Will definitely be checking them out, although it may be a month until I can since I just dropped some serious $$ on air fare for an act me & some friends are bringing to our fair city in a couple months :)
Wow! I just realized how great of a deal that link is to. Went ahead and ordered them before that price changes.

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Re: Recommend some good desktop monitors for under $500?

Post by Mage2k » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:08 pm

I asked this question last week and was pointed at this awesome deal on M-Audio's DSM2s: http://audiomidi.com/DSM2-Monitor-indiv ... 11907.aspx

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