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Ivan Zecic
post Jul 2 2009, 04:21 PM
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I've read some pretty good reviews on Beringher Truth monitors, so you may want to check them out...


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post Aug 31 2010, 07:09 PM
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Hi everybody,

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So I want to but the Edirol MA-15D for home practice/recording. I have a laptop, Amplitube, E-MU 0404 USB soundcard but just computer speakers. It sounds good even like this but I want to hear the full thing.

One question though. How do you guys use these speakers ? What I mean is do you use them also for listening to music/watching a movie on your computer and other stuff like this. So they become the main output of your computer for anything ? Or do you have normal speakers for this and switch them in order not to use the monitors extensively ? Should I worry about anything like this ?

I am asking this because at my place, when I am not practicing the music is on so they will be used quite a lot ?

And another question that might sound stupid but it bothers me:

What is the difference between a pair of Monitor Speakers and a 2.1 Sound System (that is not in the category of "monitor speakers") of the same price range ? I'm saying 2.1 so we don't get in to surround sound aspects.

Is the first one better for recording (and playing guitar through Amplitube) and the second one better at just listening to CDs ?

Why should one even bother buying just a 2.1 sound system when he/she can buy the monitors ? Is it just that not everyone is into this playing/recording stuff and just go for the simple 2.1 ?


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 2 2010, 06:05 PM
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Those speakers are not bad, judging by many positive reviews I've read on the net during last couple of years. I also believe that Alesis M1 Active MkII would be a better choice in lower price range, but it's a bit more pricey. This one is good as well tho.

If you get these speakers, you will use them for all purposes, because their performance is better. However, for comparisons, it may be a good idea to use some other mainstream speaker set just to hear the differences in sound reproduction.

There are monitor speakers in 2.1, 5.1 and n.1 configurations, just as there are regular speakers. However, I would stay away from these configurations as far as monitor speakers go. Many professionals I talked with dislike the fact of having separate woofer. Couple of good stereo nearfields can do the job very nicely, specially if you don't have acoustically treated room, and if you work in a home studio. They won't have that much bass, which can be a potential problem, but then again, lot of 1000e monitor speakers do not have that much bass either. Just get the speakers, listen and work on them as much as you can, and compare that audio material on as many different speaker sets you can. By doing this, you will learn your speakers sound response, and know what are it's limits. This is very important when using speakers.


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post Sep 2 2010, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Sep 2 2010, 05:05 PM) *
... Many professionals I talked with dislike the fact of having separate woofer. ...


Very true Ivan. A major issue with subs is phase - most subs aren't installed properly and so there are a lot of problems with phase alignment/timing. Also a lot of subs and mains - especially the 'cheaper' ones don't have particularly good cross-over and the sub often also doesn't have sufficient amplification.

To a great extent pretty much all monitors below about 5000USD have problems with the bass end. They can't reproduce and roll off far to early and too sharply.


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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Sep 2 2010, 05:05 PM) *
Those speakers are not bad, judging by many positive reviews I've read on the net during last couple of years. I also believe that Alesis M1 Active MkII would be a better choice in lower price range, but it's a bit more pricey. This one is good as well tho.

If you get these speakers, you will use them for all purposes, because their performance is better. However, for comparisons, it may be a good idea to use some other mainstream speaker set just to hear the differences in sound reproduction.

There are monitor speakers in 2.1, 5.1 and n.1 configurations, just as there are regular speakers. However, I would stay away from these configurations as far as monitor speakers go. Many professionals I talked with dislike the fact of having separate woofer. Couple of good stereo nearfields can do the job very nicely, specially if you don't have acoustically treated room, and if you work in a home studio. They won't have that much bass, which can be a potential problem, but then again, lot of 1000e monitor speakers do not have that much bass either. Just get the speakers, listen and work on them as much as you can, and compare that audio material on as many different speaker sets you can. By doing this, you will learn your speakers sound response, and know what are it's limits. This is very important when using speakers.


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Since my budget is max 200E I will stick with the Edirols. Hope they'll do good.


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