Best small monitors...

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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by UnCL0NED » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:27 pm

+1 for Genelec...

ps. Doesn't the bass guitar next to the monitor resonate a lot? I always put my guitars in the hallway when I'm mixing! And these are not even that close to my monitors...
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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by copong » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:34 pm

I own a pair of KRK RP8 G2's and am well happy with them. They seem just about the same size as yours, if a little bit bigger:

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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by Warminstrel » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:44 pm

UnCL0NED wrote:+1 for Genelec...

ps. Doesn't the bass guitar next to the monitor resonate a lot? I always put my guitars in the hallway when I'm mixing! And these are not even that close to my monitors...
I normally 'ready' the space for serious mixing and write I there too so like to have everything close to hand. (There is in fact a strat on the other wall just out of shot!)

I've got my eye on the 11x11 foot conservatory at the back of the house tho not sure how easy it is to acoustically treat a greenhouse...

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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by Warminstrel » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:23 am

A mate in our drawing office has been bigging up his Tapco S5 's too...

Reckons they had the edge on a set of KRK's when he tested them in store.

I can see the choices ramping up now.

decisions, decisions..... :?:

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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by sschall » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:40 pm

I A/B'd with the Genelec 8020 and the KRK VXT 4.

While the Genelecs are incredible in the low ends with that size I still went for the KRK's which for my taste are clearer in high frequencies.

Still liking them and never looked back.

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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by rompling » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:15 pm

copong wrote:I own a pair of KRK RP8 G2's and am well happy with them. They seem just about the same size as yours, if a little bit bigger:

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I`m in a similar situatuion to you and I`m going for the KRK`s had a listen and there sweet the genelec`s just a little bit pricey ( and can`t sell the body - too out of shape too many abelton sessions )
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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by twisted-space » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:27 pm

Just noticed these on DV247.
http://www.dv247.com/invt/64266/
And a review on SOS
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar08/a ... yexo21.htm
If I had the money spare I'd buy them myself but I'm broke :( .

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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by Mr Man » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:54 pm

ms20s look just like ns20s :P

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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by nuxnamon » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:06 pm

I use NHT M00's and it's the best small monitor I've ever owned. you do have to hook up a sub to get the best out of it, but it speaks the truth. They are marketed as hi-end computer speakers, but alot of people have discovered them and started using them in studios... NHT doesn't get much recognition cuz you can't buy them every where and they are a small company so they don't have the advertising power like the other big boys.. you get more bang for your buck in comparison to Adam A5's or genelec 8020..


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Re: Best small monitors...

Post by Warminstrel » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:46 am

Mr Man wrote:ms20s look just like ns20s :P
Actualy the MS40's look more like NS20's as the white cones are bigger; my Behringer MS20's just look like shit. :|

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Some great recomendations there guys, amazing how much choice there is when you dig a litle deeper...

Many thanks.

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-Kinda stuck on the KRK's right now,...dropping into the city soon (Bristol) to see the Bansky exhibition ( :mrgreen: )so may have to hit some stores for a butchers...

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