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Post by EEkevin » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:14 pm

I use Alesis M1 Active MK2 Powered Studio Monitors. Cheap, decent sound, came with some free Auralex studiofoam tiles through a deal at Guitar Center. Equally as important... the speakers in my Civic.

got a decent review at sound on sound (the MKIIs, not my Honda Civic): ... esism1.asp

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Post by feyshay » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:40 pm

I've been very happy with these Event ASP 8 monitors. I bought them after comparing them with the Mackie 824. I thought they sounded better and had a better bottom end. I have a pair of BX5's with an SBX (subwoofer) that I have in a different area, but these are much better (because I don't think the subwoofer helps with mixing--in fact I think it makes it more difficult). Better to have enough bottom end on your monitors to avoid having to add a subwoofer.
They look really nice too.

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Post by Soulman » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:15 am

A pair of Mackie SRM450's :lol:
Usually with my Pioneer DJM600, sometimes my Behringer DX1000.

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Post by annadyne » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:43 am

Event ASP-8 Studio Precision Monitors.


Biamped. Low and High trim pots. Inputs: XLR + 1/4" bal or unbal.
Tight internal limiting protection.

$999.00 new from

Extended bass response. Smooth like larger JBLs, but nicely detailed. Sound is kick-ass - literally. Lo-lo bass freqs do NOT create typical port-whooshing.

Was going to get HR824s but the price and reviews in mix and electronic musician mag hooked me.

Verdict: :D

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Post by paddypaws » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:49 am

dynaudio BM 5A

high-performance very compact design and it is extremely well suited for production environments where space is a concern. well suited for music monitoring and mixing, broadcasting, OB vans, edit suites, playback suites, project studios and smaller post production facilities. remarkable performance, i work in a production studio and i love them
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Post by puRe » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:56 am

Dynaudio BM6A

cause I love them (I only like Adam's more)...

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Post by spiderprod » Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:33 am

i have a pair of alesis one & a 2k prosound system with 2 hand made amps ,both 600w rms ,i just need to feel it .

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Post by Teon » Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:18 pm

Pioneer/TAD TSM-300

I've heard a lot of monitors...but these TSM-300 are amazing. Way cool spacials and placement.

2 6" edgeless woofers and right in the middle TAD driver.

Too bad Pioneer/TAD doesn't market these dudes..they are sweet.
I also use for bass the Sunfire Subwoofer which is way to low to go.

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Post by smart1123 » Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:30 pm

Event 20/20's

'Cause I traded them for my Yamaha P2500 Power amp that I had from my restaurant and my JBL Control 5's that I bought cheap and hated (Harsh)
Wasn't sure about the 20/20's at first (I still think they colour the sound) but since I have gotten to know them they have totally grown on me and I'm very happy now.

Would like some NS-10's as well tho'... no money for that anytime soon... oh well.
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Post by ocp » Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:06 pm

Fostex PM1

Nicely priced, robust build and tight sound (with enough bass).

MacBook Pro 2.0, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS 10.6.8, Live 7.0.18, etc.

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Post by Agent47 » Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:34 pm

I am interested in recording in surround sound, anyone know what monitors might be good for that??
I am neither a jockey nor do I spin anything....

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Post by hat » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:52 pm

Monitors: KRK V6II
There's only one reason which should apply to everyone regardless of the monitor:
because I know them and my mixes translate well.

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Post by StompyJ » Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:07 pm

mackie hr824s

Treat your room properly and you'll hear all the bass thats really in the mix, and for dance based music, isn't that whats important ;)
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