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need some monitors about 5k max

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by smee, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. smee

    smee Guest

    im looking for about the best monitors i can pick up for about 5k.
    just good, accurate, very flat, monitors that dont add any coloration. if its there i wanna hear it, if not i don wanna hear it.

    just reading around i came across the mackies, and the dynaudio air 20's.

    i heard westlake is very good but are pricey?
  2. smee

    smee Guest

    the ADAM s3a looks like a good choice as of now too. i cant find a solid price but it seemed they were from 3-4k a pair.
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Another vote for the ADAMs.
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    ADAM is very good as is Dynaudio. Now that Genelec has released new models, you may find some great deals on the older models. 1030,1031,1032.
  5. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    go for hi-end speakers instead of studio monitors if you want "monitors that dont add any coloration"

    all of the monitors above are severely colored and overpriced compared to decent hi-end speakers
  6. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Earthworks Sigma 6.3! nuff said.

    BTW does that budget include the power amp?

  7. johnthemiracle

    johnthemiracle Active Member

    by any means do NOT go for hi end speakers if you want speakers that don't add coloration. i have heard hi end speakers that are fairly linear but they cost three to four times as much as comparable studio monitors. i can recommend genelec 1031's.
  8. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    i'm sorry to say this.....

    if you recommend 1031 as uncolored you have absolutely NO idea what you are talking about!!

    i love the genelecs for composing.... and i use them for checking my levels and to hear what it sounds like on "another kind of speakers" and i was so unfortinate to mix on them for almost half a year.... i have never been so misled by any speakers.

    everything sounds completly "hyped" on then genelecs.... not suprising whun you look inside and see the power supply .... big enough for a desent pre-amp :shock:

    and furthermore... alu-domes are from hell!
    :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
  9. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    I won't defend any speaker or monitor as being non-colored, but I can say that hundreds of people use and rely on Genelec monitors including myself and any of them as well as the 1031's are capable of getting great mixed results.

    And despite what power supply they use, that is not an absolute idicator of a speaker being hyped.
  10. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    yeah and great mixes were done on ns10's as well...

    but the question was:

    "im looking for about the best monitors i can pick up for about 5k.
    just good, accurate, very flat, monitors that dont add any coloration. if its there i wanna hear it, if not i don wanna hear it. "

    small psu's CAN make sound more "hyped" .... 90% of the people out there listen to their gene's around or above clipping.... a point far more easily reached with a small psu...... but yes the terrible drivers are more to blame than the psu

    but go one and love the gene's.... then i'll love my monitors and world "peace" can continue
  11. Ammitsboel

    Ammitsboel Member

    I agree with iznogood.

    There is a general misunderstanding in the pro buisness when it comes to monitoring.
    Peoble have been misled that they need to hear things in the spectrum that is not there, to make "good mixes".

    The HiFI and High End industry's are ^#$%ed up.
    But not as ^#$%ed up and totally absurb as the Pro Audio industry!!

    So I will say, go for a decent set of High End monitors.
    Find a good shop where you can take your time selecting just the right pair. I recoment Audio Note speakers.

    Best Regards
  12. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Pulling some made up crap figure out of the air doesn't make it a fact nor give you any crediability. If you don't like Genelec that's fine, your opinion has been noted but it is hardly anything close to a fact.

    They can't be that bad, you have the both the Genelec 1030 and 1032 proudly listed as being used as monitors on you website gear list. Sure that crap sound isn't the Genelec monitors but rather that Mackie-8 bus mixer your using?
  13. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    ok! if ypu want to take it 'out there"

    "proudly listed"

    well .......i don't know...... proud ?????

    yes we do have 1032..... in the b studio where my boss likes them because he likes the bottom end....

    i've been trying to get him to sell them for years ....

    and yes he also uses the 8 bus for monitoring keyboards..... no mixing is done in the b-studio whatsoever....

    the 1030's (as i said) i used for a while ..... that's why i know they sound like crap!!!

    i never stated it as a fact..... merely an opinion!!!! look at the little red lights flashing when you do your next mix!!!!

    excuse my tone .... but this is far out!!

    as i said before: the gene's are useful monitors....... for composing and such...... they're just not flat or acurate in any way!!

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