A good pair of 5" monitors in 500$?

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  1. Jonnyboy

    Jonnyboy Active Member

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    So im getting pretty tired of my bx5-a's, im not too satisfied by them.
    my room is a 3x3 meters cube, with walls that are not too strong (they start shaking if I pump the volume\bass too much)
    so 5" would be more than enough, I have 500$ to invest in these.
    I would like to buy from musiciansfriend but if you have something that isn't there to suggest me, feel free to do so!
    I am going to use my monitors for mixing, monitoring, recording and pretty much everything you do in a studio.
    I was thinking about the KRK Rokit Powered 5" Generation 3 or the JBL LSR305 5"
    what do you think about these? what do you suggest?
    thanks alot!
     
  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Well-Known Member

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    If your room is bad sounding, then no monitor, regardless of price or quality, is going to help you out.

    I haven't used ether of the NF's you mentioned, but both companies have a track record of building good monitors.

    Although, again, if your room is in bad shape acoustically, you're wasting your money.
     
  3. Jonnyboy

    Jonnyboy Active Member

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    my room is in great shape acoustically, I have brought a pro acoustic engineer and my panels are of extreamly high quality - in volumes not too high.
    as I said, if I pump the bass\volume TOO much, the walls will start shaking, but in lower (but decent) volumes my room sounds great.
    I just came across the Equator D5 the Yamaha HS5 and the ADAM F5, how are they compared to the other ones I've mentioned?
     
  4. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Yammys or alesis monitor one mk 2, some people like krks, I don't, too harsh for me.. I've heard the Adam a5 s and their mid forward lik everyone says. Better for tracking vocals than mixing with those, if u ask me. Never heard of equator I'd stay away.
     
  5. Kurt Foster

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    the Equators are getting excellent reviews .... i am thinking of getting a pair myself ...
     
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  6. Jonnyboy

    Jonnyboy Active Member

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    I bought the the JBL, couldn't be happier
    thanks everyone!
     

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