Samson Resolv 50a vs.Roland DM20 vs.Wharfedale DP8.1A Diam

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  1. JLiRD808

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    Samson Resolv 50a vs.Roland DM20 vs.Wharfedale DP8.1A Diamond Pro.

    Anybody know a thing or two about these active monitors?

    I'm looking for the best monitors I can buy in the $250 and below price range.

    Thanks for any tips and/or advise you could provide!!!
     
  2. tnjazz

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    I bought the Resolv 50's as a birthday/Xmas present for a family friend last year. Hooked them up in my home studio to make sure they worked properly (and because I was a little curious!) and they sounded pretty good to me. A little hyped in the mids, but definitely not bad. I'd recommend using a sub with them though, as the bass was a little thin.

    Haven't used any of the others though.
    Dirk
     
  3. jblack

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    I use the Samson Resolv 65a's they're nice, but you need the subwoofer to accurately hear the lows.
     
  4. shredz

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    we use the digital roland 20s in my friends basement studio...they sound big and can get loud...I just bought the 30s for myself...havent received them yet...
     
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    The passive versions of the Wharfedales have been used by travelling engineers and producers for a while now. They got their "time in the sun" when that ubiquitous Yamaha NS-10s got rarer than hens teeth. I have not heard their active counterparts,
    but the build quality and heritage of the Wharfedales is way better than the other 2 brands that you listed. NONE of them will give you real bass extension to mix hip-hop or hardcore stuff on. You will want to add a sub to really hear bass cleanly.
     
  6. JLiRD808

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    Haha!

    I got M-Audio BX8a's for $400 brand new instead!!!

    Thanks for the replies. I was very concerned about covering the low end too and I didn't think I'd be able to afford 8" monitors (besides Behringers).

    I thank the Lord for "hook-ups".
     
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