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check out yamaha msp3.. they were rated very highly in future music (best of a cheap bunch) and are dirt dirt cheap.. might get some myself :Smile3:
 

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i know of someone who's not very happy with the BX8...

but it all depends if you've got a room where a 8" woofer wont resonate i think


I use Alesis m1 mk2, but as they're my first real monitors, can really say if are good or crap :Smile3:
 

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i have a large area to use em in (big loft type thing)

still not sure bout what to get tho . .

went and played my tunes though a pair of mackies today. . .. . sounds great. . . price bad :Sad:
 

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never used the m-audios, but the events are pretty clear and uncoloured. Its all personal tho - depends how your ears hear things. Best bet is to go to turnkeys and listen to some.
 

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don't forget to check www.soundonsound.com - the reader ads section is chock-full of goodies and because it's really audio-orientated you get people who know their shit and look after their gear!

i listened to the following active monitors:

Alesis MkII
Rokit KRK-6
Yamaha MSP3
Tannoy Reveal
Wharfedale Diamonds

and i ended up getting the wharfedales... they had all the clarity and good high-end definition of the yamahas, but with less brutality... definitely had stronger and clearer bass than both the yams and the alesis, which were ever-so-slightly muddy. they are fucking loud, but tbh that's not important because now i can monitor at lower levels.

it really does depend on your ears and your heart. judging which monitors will wear your ears out quickest is really tricky... that's one of the things that made me think twice about the yamahas (my intended choice). they were so harsh and brutal in high-mids that i don't think i could use them for very long...

...the problem with buying monitors is that you never know what they'll be like to live with. unless you are fabulously wealthy this means you'll probably make your choice based on 10 mins of listening in a music shop...

just go along somewhere and take 3 good CDs with you that you know really, really well. i took rage against the machine's debut (beautifully mixed/mastered), a great recording of a sibelius concerto, the first rinkadink album (for bass-heavy techy stuff) and some of my own tunes. i thought i would feel under pressure to choose but the people at the shop were most kind and basically left me to it.

good luck!
 

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If you've got a decent pair of ears and your not rich, you'll never be happy with your monitors IMHO... Mine sound like the bass has been squeezed into a very small box and.... hang on a minute... it has.
 

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I went to turnkey in london and compared:
Alesis M1
M-Audio BX8
Event TR6
Tannoy Reveal Active

The closest thing they had to psy in the shop was the Prodigy and in my opinion the Event's and Tannoy's were vastly superior to the other two, which lacked mid range clarity due to over-emphasised bass (in the BX8's) and highs (in the M1's).

It seems that I'm going to have to spend £350+ in order to get anything I'm happy with...... i need a job. :Sad:
 

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Ruskin said:
I went to turnkey in london and compared:
Alesis M1
M-Audio BX8
Event TR6
Tannoy Reveal Active

The closest thing they had to psy in the shop was the Prodigy and in my opinion the Event's and Tannoy's were vastly superior to the other two, which lacked mid range clarity due to over-emphasised bass (in the BX8's) and highs (in the M1's).

It seems that I'm going to have to spend £350+ in order to get anything I'm happy with...... i need a job. :Sad:

Hi, i've noticed the lack of highs in the M1s, but since i've mounted the monitors horizontaly on BS300 stands, with the tweeter to the inside and the bass ports at the bottom (like sugested in the manual) i've noticed a big increase in sound quality and a much better High response...

In some books the recomended position is tweeter to the outside, wich i suppose is the "classic" standard, maybe because monitors had a bad stereo image then, don't know... but i'm enjoying the tweeter to the inside position :Grin:

but i'm still experimenting with position, got the stands this week, and was amazed at the sound quality

joão
 

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in my experience, there are no GOOD monitors below the Mackie HR824s or the Genelec 1030As, and those are the 2 best manufacturers there are. For instance, I did a test mix on Alesis Monitor 1s then played them through a pair of Genelec 1032s, and while the relative levels (i.e the betwwen the tracks, overall mix) are fairly good, the sounds themselves just dont sound the same, with things apparent that were inaudible on the Alesis, and vice versa. However on going back armed with this knowledge, it would be possible to learn what to listen for on the Alesis and still get good results, but suddenly you're back to guesssing again. A £300 pair of monitors is an incredibly useful thing to have, I love my M1s and could no way afford anything more expensive, just dont be under the illusion that if you buy a speaker in this price range, that you will instantly get perfect mixes :Smile3:
 

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seuss said:
and i ended up getting the wharfedales... they had all the clarity and good high-end definition of the yamahas, but with less brutality...
Now, you see - I *likes* brutality! :Wink3:

Yamaha monitors are *not* bass machines, but they do give a good idea of what's going on from 70Hz upwards. I especially like that they enhance where I've messed up.

J.
 
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then take a dump in the corner of the shop, cos they're utter fusking chumpwits :bananase:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha!!!!
 
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Drat Mafia said:
in my experience, there are no GOOD monitors below the Mackie HR824s or the Genelec 1030As, [...] just dont be under the illusion that if you buy a speaker in this price range, that you will instantly get perfect mixes :Smile3:
Cobblers.


I paid £200 for my NS10's and my mixes sound ok.
 
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