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Need suggestions for monitor speakers

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by A1phabeta, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. A1phabeta

    A1phabeta Active Member

    Currently, I'm using the Propellerhead Balance with my brother's headphones (Sennhiser HD 518, really nice). I've been thinking about getting some proper speakers for under $1500. I produce bass-heavy music, so smaller speakers are a no-no. Also, they need to support multiple voltage configurations (i.e. have a voltage selector)

    Thanks! :biggrin:
     
  2. pan60

    pan60 Active Member

    FOCAL!
    The CMS 50's are accurate everywhere including the bottom!
     
  3. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    ADAM Audio A7X Powered received good reviews
     
  4. DSPDiva

    DSPDiva Active Member

    I like how everyone just throws random speakers out there. We need to know the specifics of your room. Whether it's treated or not, dimensions, etc. Not all speakers will work in all rooms.
     
  5. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Figure out a max budget you're comfortable with for a pair with good published spec sheets.
    Then go listen to as many models in your price range you can. Swing a deal on your choice so you get a good deal.
    Take a CD or MP3 of your favorite music you know well for the listening test. If the place won't let you spend time listening to their models, go somewhere else that will....don't even bother with a place that won't let you demo gear!
    Buying speakers sight unseen based on stranger internet suggestions is crazy stupid and you will never be happy.
    Would you really do that? You have no idea what other people think is good compared to what you may like.
     
  6. A1phabeta

    A1phabeta Active Member

    Good point
     
  7. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Another good point is if you really want to spend $1500 on studio monitor's you better have good acoustical treatment in the room your going to use those in because without it, it will all be for not and an expensive lesson learned without it!
    If you don't have the ability to test your room and treat your listening space correctly, you might as well buy computer speakers or regular hifi speakers and save yourself some money and disappointment...
     
  8. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    We are talking about moving sonically up from a porta-toilet to the Taj Mahal...did they stop making sub-woofers completely? Really?
     

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