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maharzan
post Mar 20 2010, 07:40 PM
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Hey Guys,

I don't know if I brought this up before but I want to again. I am thinking of getting some studio monitors (just for home recording / mixing) but small ones I guess (not too big / not too small). I would love to start jamming up on these monitors and get rid of that awful damaged headphones (wires are screwed and I have to join them often to make it work). I want to also use it for mixing if I ever start producing some music (in next 2 years I guess).

So, which monitors are you pros using? Which ones sound better ? I think I would go for cheaper ones below $500.

Thanks all for your help.

Oh.. I just found this thread. Very helpful. If anyone has any other suggestions, feel free to post though.


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UncleSkillet
post Mar 20 2010, 09:36 PM
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I just bought a pair of KRK RoKit G2 6 Powered monitors and love them. They are $199 ea so they will fit your budget and leave you some extra to buy some good cables.



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maharzan
post Mar 21 2010, 02:07 AM
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Great.. I need to get them as well. I had looked at this some years back but we can't find it here... will see how I can get them by special order. smile.gif Cheers!


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post Mar 21 2010, 02:46 AM
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I have Alesis M1 Active's.
They sound great, but I don't normally play live through them cause I'd probably end up blowing them out! laugh.gif Not that I listen to the headphones that loud, but I like the speakers to be loud enough to sort of cover the acoustic sound of the pick and that's actually pretty loud in a small room if you don't want the pick sound to influence the tone. I got the M1 Actives a long time ago and they are holding out pretty good. If I could, I'd probably hook up some much bigger speakers even if they weren't as accurate as near field monitors. I've got a pair of 15's that have piezo tweeters (piezos not recommended for tone but they won't burn out cause they don't have a voice coil.) We used to use them for side fill monitors when I played in a band. I wish I could hook those up to jam though but the neighbors would probably call the cops. smile.gif The M1s are perfect though for my purposes. I do play live through them occasionally, but like I mentioned, at quieter volumes cause I'm thinking they aren't really that durable when cranked. I'm probably just a little paranoid, cause I've burned out a lot of tweeters over the years.





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post Mar 21 2010, 04:45 AM
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QUOTE (maharzan @ Mar 20 2010, 09:07 PM) *
Great.. I need to get them as well. I had looked at this some years back but we can't find it here... will see how I can get them by special order. smile.gif Cheers!


If you want me to buy them with your money and ship them I can do that smile.gif

They are really the best for that price range, I listened and shopped everything at the store wink.gif

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