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used monitors

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18 years 11 months
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


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21 years 2 months

Pro Audio Guest Thu, 07/10/2003 - 12:01
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 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, choice *but* to go used!


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21 years 2 months

Pro Audio Guest Wed, 07/16/2003 - 13:00
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. ;)