Recommend Budget Active Monitors

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Recommend Budget Active Monitors

Post by gardener » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:19 pm

Any recommendations on good budget active reference monitors? Considering Event ALP5's, Tannoy Reveal 5A, Alesis Active 620 or KRK RP5 which all seem to be around the same price point. Your comments appreciated.

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Post by Shoma » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:25 pm

Event TR5 :wink:

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Post by bicarbone » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:07 am

you should check Tascam vlx 5, don't own them but read very good reviews

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Post by ChiDJ » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:08 am

Not to be a dick, but.

Budget?

What are your goals? Is this just a hobby? Or- is this someting you have to do because, if you don't, you will go insane?

I'm projecting now. Just don't sell yourself short. INVEST in your dream. Buy something you will be confident in. If you grow, you won't have to buy all over again in 6 months.

I'm drunk but sincere.

Tod

Event - precision 8's by the way.
"Let you're body feel the sound! Let it cover you up and down!"

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Post by theque » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:15 am

event asp8.
rp6 are nice for the price

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Post by sweetjesus » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:55 am

rp6 at minimum

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Post by gardener » Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:11 am

Thanks for the replies. Am moving house so have to downsize from my K-Roks which I've had quite a few years. Was looking to spend around GBP 250 / USD 500.

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Post by MrYellow » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:21 am

Why active?
Which is your real requirement....
That it's cheap? That it's active? or That it sounds great and is cheap?

It's all in the driver.

A great driver with even a shit x-over and cabinet will be better then budget actives.

Checkout Aaron loudspeakers from Betatech.
Awesome drivers, awesome cabs, awesome x-overs...
The guy is a genius.

http://www.aaronhifi.com.au/

Seen his frequency/impedance/transient response graphs of his $1200
speakers kick the ass of $15-20k systems.

How many of these oh so fantastic monitors everyone raves about simply
because they've spent so much on them..... How many have shitty foam to
attach the cone for example? Shitty foam that lasts all of 2 years in
Australia. His have strong fabric holding them in place, will last forever,
while the cones themselves last ages if you rotate the cones a 1/4 turn
every 6 months or so.

-Ben

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Post by gardener » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:01 pm

Why active?
Which is your real requirement....
That it's cheap? That it's active? or That it sounds great and is cheap?

It's all in the driver.

A great driver with even a shit x-over and cabinet will be better then budget actives.

Checkout Aaron loudspeakers from Betatech.
Awesome drivers, awesome cabs, awesome x-overs...
The guy is a genius.

http://www.aaronhifi.com.au/

Seen his frequency/impedance/transient response graphs of his $1200
speakers kick the ass of $15-20k systems.

How many of these oh so fantastic monitors everyone raves about simply
because they've spent so much on them..... How many have shitty foam to
attach the cone for example? Shitty foam that lasts all of 2 years in
Australia. His have strong fabric holding them in place, will last forever,
while the cones themselves last ages if you rotate the cones a 1/4 turn
every 6 months or so.

-Ben
Read and understand the post! I'm not interested A$1200 monitors. I am forced to downsize and will be in a small room.

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Post by MrYellow » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:30 am

Then get the AU$330 ones :-)
That's like half the cost of any of these active ones.

His rear suround speaks are very flat..... Tho not so much bass of
course.... The older ones have more, they were more designed as just a
really flat good speaker, while the new ones are probably a lil more high
frequency rear speaker focused.

http://www.aaronhifi.com.au/product.php?prod_id=54
http://www.aaronhifi.com.au/product.php?prod_id=42

Just find it funny when people want a budget system then go buy the
cheapest active monitors on the market with the crappiest drivers....
Instead of just getting really good passive gear with really great drivers.

I do understand active is better tho..... Just don't understand budget and
active being key requirements for most ppl.

-Ben

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Post by freshdrumma » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:09 am

yamaha hs50m or hs80m, very precise sound, very well built, cheap, you can find the first for 300 euros and the second for 450, i`m tolking about the pair!!!!!!

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Post by Illumin » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:48 am

freshdrumma wrote:yamaha hs50m or hs80m, very precise sound, very well built, cheap, you can find the first for 300 euros and the second for 450, i`m tolking about the pair!!!!!!
+1 on the HS50M's......very precise, flat, lacks a little on the bottom though! RP5's were alright, great low end, but not so bright, and if I'm not mistaken, may have added some colour
"stuff"

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Post by MrYellow » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:47 pm

Why is it no one has actually put all these monitors in the anechoic
chamber and done proper comparison graphs?

Actually.... That's what gets me bout monitor threads, that it's all conjecture.

-Ben

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Post by Amberience » Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:03 pm

Dunno why the OP doesn't just get a nice set of Tannoy Reveals (actives) they're in his price range for sure.

I've had my passives for a good five years now. Not broken once, and still in very good condition. And what's more, when I bought them, they were discounted display models.

NEVER BROKE ONCE I'll restate ;)

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Post by mike holiday » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:32 pm

im happy with my krk rp-6's
dual 1.8 G4 10.4.9 w/768 ram & A&H xone 3D


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