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studio monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by sickyboy, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. sickyboy

    sickyboy Guest

    KRK rocket 8's or Event tr8's??????? mostly for rock/metal. The events are i think $100 more.
  2. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    I am just waiting for someone to make fun of my monitors and subwoofer.

    So I can't help you.
  3. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    take your favorite records to a store that has both and listen.....

    asking what monitors you would like is like asking "do i like blondes or brunettes?" :lol: :lol:
  4. mildav

    mildav Guest

    krk....i love it
  5. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Couldn't agree more!

    BTW - BRUNETTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Blondes may have "more fun," but Brunettes make up for it elsewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:


    Or, better yet, explain to the store who carries them (such as GC or SA) that you would like to try them both in your home/studio - therefore you will be buying both but returning one pair.

    I have always found that, as long as I tell the sales people/managers about this and don't just surprise them with a return, they are very cool with it. I often ask the sales guy "When should I return this?" They are on commission after all and it does make a difference with sales quotas and what not, when you return it.

    J. :cool:
  6. Derm

    Derm Guest

    Hmmm... I have found the top end of Blondes to be more open, however the Brunettes have more body and a better low end, you really need to try out both.
    Hope this helps
  7. iznogood

    iznogood Guest

    "I have found the top end of Blondes to be more open"

    almost airy?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    "a better low end"

    do you think it's because of generally bigger reflex ports??

    :wink: :-? :) :D :lol:
  8. sickyboy

    sickyboy Guest

    I went with KRK rocket 8's. AS far as blond or brunette's, I'll pretty much &@$K anything that moves.
  9. Derm

    Derm Guest

    "a better low end"

    do you think it's because of generally bigger reflex ports??

    :wink: :-? :) :D :lol:[/quote]

    :lol: :lol:
  10. Dimentagon

    Dimentagon Active Member

    I have the old Tannoy reveals, which are awsome (I bit the bullet and sold all my NS10 bits) but the new model is absolutly awsome. they come with analisis software aswell.
  11. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    :lol: :lol:[/quote]


    Blonds have better high-ends because of their hard-dome tweeters. Be careful though, with age, these have a tendancy to go south!! With a lot of $$$ in maintenance, you can keep yours perky and hard!

    As for the brunettes - they have much better woofers. Often, the bigger ports are simply a side effect of such lovely woofers. :twisted:

    In either case, the cabinet work has to be excellent or all the great tweeters and woofers are worthless.

  12. Thomaster

    Thomaster Guest

    what the hell is this forum turning into GUYS?! hahaha

    no, seriously, blondes have better high-end response.
    also, when sweeping their mid-frequencies, i have found that there seems to be a little frequency bump or boost somewhere, which the manufacturers like to call their 'sweet spot'
    this is not commonly known amongst owners, but, if used right, the sweet spot can reveal normally hidden qualities and some really juicy low-end too.
  13. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest


    Always try to physically audition what you are considering. Whether it be mixers, monitors, sound cards, keyboards etc.

    I can tell you that so and so monitors are the best in the world and then when you get them guess what? You think they suck! Now your gonna call me some idiot that doesnt know what he is talking about.
  14. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    This is great advice.

    Be careful though - I put out an ad offering to "physically audition" brunettes and I had the FBI all over me.
  15. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    ^^^ You have to be subtle about how you advertise to "physically audition" brunettes. LOL

    Run another ad and if you get massive responses I wont have any trouble taking the overflow off your hands, my bedroom can accommodate them. :D
  16. Some of you guys need to get laid. Soon. Ain't no shame in buyin it if you have to, dawg.

  17. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    I got married so I could whenever I wanted to.

    I got high-speed internet to help me with reality.

    Now, unless you tell me you're a dude, I'm gonna picture you as a 5'4" brunette with a 23 inch waist, 34C bust and a round (slightly less than "ghetto") ass.

    Do you feel dirty and used now?

  18. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    I didnt get married because I dont want to buy the cow when I can get the milk for free! :D
  19. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Believe me, married or not, nothing is for free. :?
  20. gilligan204

    gilligan204 Guest

    KRK 8's

    Hey sickboy i got the rokit krk 8s and i love them, I would say I swear by them! they sound really good, you just have to watch where the bass sits on them, reference a little, they are smooth and i can listen to them for a long time, and in a lurch i used them for a PA once

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