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post Jun 25 2009, 10:32 AM
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Hey all, I thinks it's time to do some upgrading of my sound system for my computer based playing/recording. I've been thinking of getting a pair of monitors. How do you guys with monitors have your system setup? Does all sound come through the monitors? Or just guitar with all other sound coming through the souncard? Or other?

And recommendations are welcome too. Would like to keep the budget around $300 US for the upgrade.

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post Jun 25 2009, 12:08 PM
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Well all of your sound should go through monitors
which means your sound card should have either monitors outs
or just outs to connect monitors there.

I have these and I'm very satisfied with them.
And price here is cool as well, 299$ for pair,
they are active monitors so you won't need any amp to power them.


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post Jun 25 2009, 01:21 PM
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I use my guitar into a UX2 and form the UX2 into a pair of bi-amped Fostex PM.04, which are small enough to sit on a desktop but have a good quality sound, very good and transparent sound.
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post Jun 25 2009, 01:39 PM
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I run active monitors from my computer sound card. I use Mackie MR5's.


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post Jun 25 2009, 03:04 PM
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QUOTE (sted @ Jun 25 2009, 08:21 AM) *
I use my guitar into a UX2 and form the UX2 into a pair of bi-amped Fostex PM.04, which are small enough to sit on a desktop but have a good quality sound, very good and transparent sound.


More info: I have a UX1 that I currently use as my sound card. The output of the UX1 goes into a sub/satellite PC sound system (a cheap one that is tongue.gif ) So if I understand what I have read so far, I would simply swap the monitors for the PC sound system?


QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 25 2009, 07:08 AM) *
Well all of your sound should go through monitors
which means your sound card should have either monitors outs
or just outs to connect monitors there.

I have these and I'm very satisfied with them.
And price here is cool as well, 299$ for pair,
they are active monitors so you won't need any amp to power them.


Those look really nice Muris, and the price is right! cheers


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post Jun 25 2009, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (Toroso @ Jun 25 2009, 03:04 PM) *
More info: I have a UX1 that I currently use as my sound card. The output of the UX1 goes into a sub/satellite PC sound system (a cheap one that is tongue.gif ) So if I understand what I have read so far, I would simply swap the monitors for the PC sound system?


It depends on the outputs of the UX1, the UX2 has two TR outputs (L and R) which go directly into the active monitors, each of which needs a power supply. The UX2 is linked/powered via USB into the pc and then I use something like gearbox or pod farm, only drawback is with programmes that need a lot more processing speed because the card in the UX2 isnt that great.
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post Jun 25 2009, 04:17 PM
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I have these and they work great. Also not expensive

http://www.turnkey.co.uk/product.php?itemid=5284


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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jun 25 2009, 11:17 AM) *


Hmmm Do you have sub with your setup? If not, how is the bass?


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post Jun 25 2009, 04:36 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jun 25 2009, 05:17 PM) *


Those are nice too!


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QUOTE (Toroso @ Jun 25 2009, 04:32 PM) *
Hmmm Do you have sub with your setup? If not, how is the bass?


No sub. These have bass enhancer on the back. You can switch it on if you like. I am used to these monitors with the settings I've tested for a couple of months and I know exactly how much bass I need to hear in order to sound acceptable on any speaker. It's the same procedure with any other monitors until you get used to their sound.


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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jun 25 2009, 05:38 PM) *
No sub. These have bass enhancer on the back. You can switch it on if you like. I am used to these monitors with the settings I've tested for a couple of months and I know exactly how much bass I need to hear in order to sound acceptable on any speaker. It's the same procedure with any other monitors until you get used to their sound.



I bought the same as Emir last week, i like them alot aswell.
If you like you can connect a sub to it, its just not included tongue.gif


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QUOTE (Joruus @ Jun 25 2009, 09:39 PM) *
I bought the same as Emir last week, i like them alot aswell.
If you like you can connect a sub to it, its just not included tongue.gif


I can also very much recommend them, after using them for about a month or so. smile.gif


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post Jun 25 2009, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (Velvet Roger @ Jun 25 2009, 04:32 PM) *
I can also very much recommend them, after using them for about a month or so. smile.gif



Well the price is better than expected, so I'll give Edirols a kick. Thanks guys! smile.gif


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post Jun 26 2009, 05:01 AM
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post Jun 26 2009, 02:05 PM
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You wont get better monitors than this for 300$
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post Jul 1 2009, 11:24 PM
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Yee Haw! The Edirol MA-15D monitors came in today. So far I am very pleased! I was thinking something with such small drivers couldn't possibly have enough bass. There's plenty! And they put the sweet spot right in my ears too. Now I will need to build some shelving to organize my desk a little better.


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Congratulations man, may them serve you well! smile.gif

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post Jul 2 2009, 12:14 AM
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Can anyone recommend good passive monitors? I own a decent amplifier so it would be shame not to use it.
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QUOTE (Skalde @ Jul 1 2009, 07:14 PM) *
Can anyone recommend good passive monitors? I own a decent amplifier so it would be shame not to use it.


Check out the ones Muris recommended. I believe they are based on a passive version that was well received.
The passive version is still available.


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QUOTE (Toroso @ Jul 1 2009, 11:24 PM) *
Yee Haw! The Edirol MA-15D monitors came in today. So far I am very pleased! I was thinking something with such small drivers couldn't possibly have enough bass. There's plenty! And they put the sweet spot right in my ears too. Now I will need to build some shelving to organize my desk a little better.


Great man smile.gif Now there are 4 of us at GMC that have the same set smile.gif


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