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Event Monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by Cucco, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Events have had a cult following for years now - and rightfully so. Their 20/20 BAS was probably one of the most groundbreaking products to hit monitors since the Alesis (not saying I like the Alesis, but it does hold a certain place in history for providing garage engineers a monitoring solution that wouldn't break the bank.)

    I'm curious though - I've been searching for monitors for a while now, and I ran across the Studio Precision 8's in the GC the other day. Thinking that Events weren't really designed for orchestral music, I dismissed them immediately. Then, I bumped into a fellow musician in the store who was carting out a box of them and he told me - "Just go listen to them..."

    After a little repatching, I was able to get some music to come through, and WOW... These things sound awesome. And they're $650 for the pair (passive of course - the actives are about 2x that much, but I have amps).

    I'm wondering, is anyone out there real familiar with their new stuff, or have any insight or thought about them??

  2. foldedpath

    foldedpath Guest

    I haven't had a chance to hear these myself yet, but I need to upgrade monitors soon, and they're on my short list.

    The powered version has been getting some buzz on the other recording sites, almost all positive ("not your Dad's 20/20's", etc.), mostly in comparison to the Mackie HR824's which they're obviously designed to compete with. When I get closer to a decision, I'm going to try to arrange an audition (although I hate doing that in GC).

    What I'm looking for is nearfields that don't require a subwoofer for bass extension on normal (non-dance oriented) music. So I'm curious about whether you felt they had enough bass to use that way? Or are you planning on using these with subs?

    Mike Barrs
  3. golli

    golli Active Member

    Cucco, have you made any listening and decision on whether to get the Events or the Dynaudio's BM15's ??
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    I've got the Dynaudios on order to try them out.

    While I was super impressed by the Events, I'm being told that the Dynaudios will blow them away, so... we'll see.

    Once I get the chance, I'll put up a review of them on the review part of this site - as well as the overdue review of the Gefell M296s.


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