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Help with Monitor speakers!

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by franco5885, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. franco5885

    franco5885 Guest

    Hi, I wonder if anybody could help me. I'm in a band and we're going to be recording and mixing our new demo on Logic Platinum 5.5 for PC.

    I'm thinking about purchasing a new pair of monitor speakers and stereo amplifier and I don't really know what to look for and where to search! If anybody could give me some pointers as in where to search and what I'm ideally looking for in regards to amplifier power.

    Any help would be great.

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    It all depends on how much you want to spend. The prices can range fom a few hundred to tens of thousands.

    On a budget, I recommend the Yamaha MSP5's ... which are powered speakers so you don't need to worry about an amp. They retail for $500 a pair.
  3. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

    Do it cheap. just rig up a cuple of regular stereo systems and use them as referense while mixing.
  4. franco5885

    franco5885 Guest

    well considering my budget will prob be about £200, I was thinking about buying an amplifier, but does anyone know what sort of wattage i'll be looking at if it's just for monitoring in a home studio?

    Is 30 - 40 Watts powerful enough or too powerful? Any help would be much appreciated as I'm pretty much in the dark at the moment!

  5. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

    Dont think to much of the amount of POWER. Go for quality. As a monitoringsystem you need a good amp and some speakers that play good along with the amp without to much coloring of the sound.
  6. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    I wouldn't ever recommend mixing with your home stereo like someone mentioned. The only thing I'd use it for is to see if your mixes translate well to it. I'm not sure what to tell you to get thats cheap, i have bx5's but the suck ass. I now use event asp8's and event 20/20 bas v2's and its so easy to get a really really good mix in no time. My advice would be to save up as much as you can and get some quality monitors, maybe even look at the cheaper events.
  7. franco5885

    franco5885 Guest

    cool, cheers for the advice Jonny, do u kno any decent websites that you could recommend? One of my mates suggested http://www.richersounds.co.uk

    Any other suggestions would be much appreciated!

  8. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    I'm not really sure how shipping internation works for some of these site but i like, musiciansfriend.com, sweetwater.com, or americanmusical.com. american musical is cool because you can split the total sales price over 3 months, so if its 900 bucks its only 300 a month on a credit card with no interest or extra fees.

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