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used monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by Lumin, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Lumin

    Lumin Active Member

    would you buy some?
    of course buying new would be ideal, but if budget doesnt allow it... wold you go used or buy a cheaper new?

    by the way, i am looking at some used krk v8s
  2. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    I am currently using used monitors. I only bought them because I had met the owner and knew he was not abusive to them.

    If they have been treated well, and amplified properly, I would buy, if the price was right.

  3. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Used speakers are one of the best deals going. Reconed speakers are essentially "brand new". Reconing costs well under $100 (usually like $50) per speaker and replaces all the wear items on a speaker.

  4. millionvalve

    millionvalve Guest

    I can't say I've ever owned a pair of new monitors...

    I have had:

    * A pair of floor-demo Tannoy Reveals

    * 3 pairs of ebay NS-10M's (only have one pair, now). All were fine. One set was nearly mint.

    * A 25-year-old pair of Yamaha NS-1000M's I bought off a guy on audiogon.com. They will never leave my sweaty hands nor my funky studio.

    If you know what you want, who to deal with, and what you want to spend, a gently used set of monitors can bump you up level or two (quality-wise) from something you could afford new.

    In the case of my 1000M's and 10M's you can't get them new anymore, so...no choice *but* to go used!

  5. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member

    The NS 1000Ms was a good move for you millionVALVE? :D

    I absolutely love mine. :c:
  6. vindeby

    vindeby Guest

  7. vindeby

    vindeby Guest

    On buying KRK's. Look on ebay. There's usually some
  8. Lumin

    Lumin Active Member

    is there a price range you wont pay over for some used v8s in good condition?
    im just curious
  9. vindeby

    vindeby Guest

    Well, you should look at what you pay for a new pair of V8's and then settle for about half of that price, but of cause it depends on how bad you want them. If they are in good condition, you can go a little higher but keep in mind, that you may have to recone them. Listen carefully to them with some music you know really well. A good thing is to make a CD with some good, raw recordings of a bass and a piano playing just long, single notes. Listen if it plays back clean without any unpleasant noise. In this way, it's easy to hear if something is wrong with the speakerunits. That's been really helpfull to me. ;)

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