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good monitors to buy

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by Modern_Talking, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Hi guys,
    Just a quick question for you all ..

    I'm looking to purchase some good 8" studio monitors .. I was looking at the BX-8 but was wondering what you guys think of those or if anyone has them and has any input of those monitors ..

    If you have any other prefered monitors in mind, please post them as I would like to get something thats sounds pretty clean so i can do a good balance .

    thanks guys .
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    BX8's are nice... Read the manual carefully though - The Acoustic Space switch works opposite as it would seem (You get the most low end at "-4" - I'd use THAT as a starting point instead of "0").

    For the bucks, they're hard to beat.
  3. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    I have 'em and I think they are good for the price. I honestly haven't futzed around with the acoustic space toggle much, I just set it in the recommended setting and forget about it. I had a bad input jack on one of mine that they fixed fairly quickly and painlessly, so that is good. I find them a bit bright, so I am still getting used to how crispy I need to mix everything; and I even have the high-end cut -4db. Although they have an 8" woofer, I think I will still get a sub to help check the bass. What I can compare them too are the usually consumer stereos and computer speakers, some Mackie's and some Alesis M1's. Definitely beat the Aleses (pl?) and I don't think they are far off from the Mackies.
    humble opinion only, folks.

    PS: If I could do it over, I might have gotten the BX5's w/ that M-audio sub. I guess they match up real well.
  4. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    In that price range I would suggest the Yamaha MSP5. The price is amazingy low, the quality is excellent and personally I think they sound much better than Samson, Behringer and M-Audio speakers in the same price range.
  5. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Reggie - That's exactly what I'm talking about. Try cutting the A.S. switch to -4 and your high cut to either 0 or -2... Enjoy the bass.
  6. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm....Will do!
    Thanks for the tip; never shoulda trusted the manual for gospel truth.


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