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Please Help me to Choose monitors with budget $1000!!!

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by LeeAnn, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. LeeAnn

    LeeAnn Guest

    I have budget about $1000 for stduio moniters! (with/without amps)

    either actives or passives+amp are fine! if u suggest passive please tell me the a good choice of amp with it.

    i've did some research,please help me with them!

    feel free to suggest me if u've got better choices!

    These are what i found out most popular from most of the forums!


    Dynaudio Acoustics BM5A (passive)

    MACKIE HR824/624

    Genelec 1030A used

    ADAM ANF-10 (passive)



    I really appreciate of your help !! Thx =)

    God bless David
     
  2. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Hi LeeAnn,

    I've been looking to get new monitors myself and recently spent a rainy Monday afternoon at the studio room of Victor's House aof Music, an affiliate of AMS. I brought a reference CD and spent a good 45 minutes by myself comparing a number of monitors, including the Genelec and Mackie you mentioned. I was very surprised that I kept coming back to the Yamaha HS80M active montors.

    Now, picking a monitor is a very personal affair, but I found the Yamaha to have the least coloration of the speakers that were in that room. At about $500.00 for a pair on Ebay these days, you could save the rest of your money for something else.
     
  3. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Hi LeeAnn,

    I've been looking to get new monitors myself and recently spent a rainy Monday afternoon at the studio room of Victor's House aof Music, an affiliate of AMS. I brought a reference CD and spent a good 45 minutes by myself comparing a number of monitors, including the Genelec and Mackie you mentioned. I was very surprised that I kept coming back to the Yamaha HS80M active montors.

    Now, picking a monitor is a very personal affair, but I found the Yamaha to have the least coloration of the speakers that were in that room. At about $500.00 for a pair on Ebay these days, you could save the rest of your money for something else.
     
  4. Scoobie

    Scoobie Active Member

    This is a subject that can get alot of panties in a wad very quick. So I usally don't post in these threads, But...........

    I won't tell you what to buy , but I will tell you what I use.
    I use the Mackie 824's. Didn't like them at frist. But when I got my room treated right and learned what all those switch's on the back are for. Then I started to like them. I have been using them for about two years now and I haven't had any of my mixes sent back from the mastering house to be remixed. I have been told that I'm making his job to eazy.

    Don't do what I did and buy alot of crap montiors till you get a pair that will work. I don't think there is nothing any better in the price range. I would love to have a better pair but I would have to shell out alot of bucks to make a improvment from what I got!



    Don't take my advise..............Go listen and choose your own.

    Peace.............Scoobie
     
  5. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Tell us about your room, David, your listening space, whether it is a good listening room, a good monitoring room, and why. Tell us how big it is H,W,D. Tell us where you plan to place the speakers. Tell us what you plan to do with the speakers(Maybe what type/s of music, whatever, you intend to monitor?). Tell us what you've done, so far, your experiences...

    TG
     

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