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Boston Acoustics monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by diatomano44, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. diatomano44

    diatomano44 Guest

    I'm pretty new to this site and recording in general, so please forgive my ignorance. Im also trying to do the best I can working with a pathetic budget. Up until now I have spent all my money on a hard track recorder, mixer, and mics and have just been monitoring with a cheap bookshelf stereo. I understand that I'll need something much more accurate, but im not really able to buy a good pair of real studio monitors yet. I have been searching for and reading as many posts as I could dealing with inexpensive monitors, and I have seen Boston Acoustics mentioned a few times. I would be able to get a pair of CR8 speakers from a local pawn shop for $75, would this be a worthwile improvement to my setup, assuming I get a decent amp to go along with them. I checked out the Boston Acoustics website and they only have a CR85 now, which I have heard great things about on this site. Does anyone know if the CR8 is similar or even the same?
    Thanks in advance for your help! :w:
  2. diatomano44

    diatomano44 Guest

    Nevermind! I went back yesterday and they were already sold! But i would appreciate any input on inexpensive near field monitors.
  3. Bobby Yarrow

    Bobby Yarrow Guest

    Hi Charlie. Well, there's no shortage of monitor threads, here and elsewhere, and I seem to have a minority view on this, but all the same here's my two cents. Seems to me that if you can't spend near a grand for monitors and amp, the best route is definitely hifi speakers. I'm partial to B&W 303's - you can buy them $150 a pair, and while I've never used them directly for monitoring, I've checked my mixes on them and they're quite nice. Point is, don't go to a pro audio store, go to a hi fi store, and see what you can find. If you could swing a budget amp & a pair of 303s, I think you'd have a better monitoring system than most sub-$1000 rigs, maybe for as little $300.
  4. diatomano44

    diatomano44 Guest

    Thanks for your help, Bobby. I've never thought of that.
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2002
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    Have fun! There's a lot of good information to wade through! ............. Kurt :tu:
  6. Bobby Yarrow

    Bobby Yarrow Guest

    As I say, I'm of a minority view. But it's not a minority of one. Whatever you think of SOSPUBS, this link's worth looking at: http://www.sospubs.co.uk/sos/Jun02/articles/monitors.asp

    And they even looked at my beloved B&W's . . .

    (I may be wrong, but I have the idea Kurt monitors on NS10's (as I do) -- don't let him tell you about flat frequency response. Wink.)
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