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best 1k monitors for acccurate low end

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by lessthandmb10, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Bass is very crucial for my recordings and i've narrowed my monitor search down to the KRK V8's and the Mackie HR624's. These will be used in different studios and environments so a consistent and well translating bass response is needed. Anyone who has had experience with these monitors chime in... :lol:

    thanks,
    jeremy
     
  2. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    Well sort of.
    I've had the Mackie 824's in the past and came close to throwing them out the window on many occasions. I've heard the V8II's at the store, very impressive and already a huge improvement over the Mackies. I settled for the V6II as my room size wouldn't justify anything bigger.

    That said, I would certainly lean on the V8's. Now, for a budget of $1k, you owe it to yourself to hear the new Dynaudio BM5A's. If you search for what peeps are saying about the BM6A's you'll understand. Once you hear them, you'll be convinced. (In fact I just might sell my V6 pair for some BM5A's, which have just been released).
     
  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    I heard the BM5A's at AES and I was quite impressed.
     
  4. shock

    shock Guest

    I second that.
     
  5. I'll check the BM5A's out but what makes them better than the KRK's? A flatter all around response? Or do they sound better? cause i never really liked GOOD sounding speakers as they dont translate well.
     
  6. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Well, to me, the BM5As and all the Dynaudio speakers sounded very nice, and I don't mean that they had a big bass and hyped highs. I mean that they sounded extremely clear and had a very pleasant punch to them. I think the response was pretty accurate actually. I listened to a cople different styles of music on them and each one sounded appropriately balanced. Another thing is that all the Dynaudio speakers sounded very similar. I couldn't have told the 5A from the 6A if it wasn't for the small bit of extra bass from the 6. In additon to that, they sounded similar at different volumes, which is a nice feature to have. Now, I only heard the KRKs out on the floor, which was pretty noisy, but they were mounted very securely and there were no boundaries near them so you'd think that would give a good idea of their sound, which wan't good to my ears, muddy and flabby, but perhaps I owe then another listen in a better environment. One more thing... i'd avoid the Mackies.. those are some 'good sounding' speakers in your original sense of the phrase.
     

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