So what are all you studs using for monitors?

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So what are all you studs using for monitors?

Post by Parisongs » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:26 pm

I'm sure some of you saw my other post regarding poor results in the mixing arena. I'm through with my denial phase and I know that I have to purchase a more appropriate pair of reference monitors to get my mixing done proper. So what are you guys using? Give purchase prices too if you don't mind. Thanks again.

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Post by elemental » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:30 pm

Genelec 8040

excellent, punchy, very clear detailed sound, and seem to be quite flat.

I'm veery happy with them anyways.

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Post by DubGusset » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:38 pm

Alesis MKII's


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Post by Machinate » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:39 pm

I've listened and mixed on quite a few monitors by now, and I really like what I'm hearing from Genelec as well. But since I'm skint, have no real studio at the moment and whatnot, I use a pair of Sennheiser HD570s ;)
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Post by TheAnimal » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:40 pm

Adam P11

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Post by D K » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:49 pm

krk v8
i paid under 900.00$ us for the pair
i tried out about 10 different sets pretty seriously
and decided on these because they seemed to reveal the most mid-range,
while the other sets of powered monitors were all "scooped" sounding
and were lacking more of the audio spectrum. also decent lows in the 8s'....
the others i tried were all around or less than $1k... dynaudio 6's, a pair of mackies... also event, alesis, the rockit krk series, and tannoy.
i moved up to these from a pair of event studio 6's.

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Post by ashley_k » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:02 pm

Luckily having a spacious and luxurious studio space in which to place my monitors and also having an almost limitless budget I have been able to purchase a pair of Yamaha MSP3’s...

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Post by StompyJ » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:08 pm

mackie hr824
no longer needed. this is for you. you know who you are.

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Post by poshook » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:24 pm

Behringer B2031P + NAD C320

I am sure to have good acoustic is more important than to have expansive monitors...

The best is to have both of them

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Post by d-plate » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:09 pm

Alesis M1.

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Post by hambone1 » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:24 pm

I know they're low-budget compared to you pro Genelec/HR824 guys, but I like my M-Audios.

I was using the BX-8s, then added BX-5as for rear surround.

I liked the accuracy, especially in the vocal mids, and tighter bottom end (!), of the BX-5as so much that I swapped them around. The BX-8s seem to have a big hole in the middle of the audio spectrum. They're my rear speakers now.

I guess that's what can happen when you have a bigger woofer and no dedicated midrange driver. When checking my mix, I'm using the BX-5s mostly, then toggling to the BX-8s to check the low end.

It seems to work for me, but I'm only mixing for my own live performance with FOH Mackie SR1232s and SRM450s in the rear.

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Post by KU » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:33 pm

I'm tempted to get a pair of these BX5a monitors...

I like them better than the last series, and they are really cheap stateside

they definately are not flat though... they sound too bright and woofy. they don't have the scooped sound too much, because they are a small driver (I guess)

If I had my choice, I'd get HR624 (My room doesn't really respond well to anything larger than a 6 inch driver.)

:?: Does anybody know, or have a link to information on what kind of room sizes are best suited to monitor/driver sizes?

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Post by icedsushi » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:37 pm

KRK V4's w/S8 sub. Pretty nice for close monitoring in a small room.

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Post by dizzyj » Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:38 pm

event 20/20 bas

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