decent enough powered monitors for around 150-200?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by briefcasemanx, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. I need help buying monitors for tracking/mixing, I want ones where I don't need an external amplifier and i don't have very much money. I want them to be decently accurate, and they don't have to be EXTREMELY loud, as I don't like to listen super loud when i'm recording and mixing. Thanks!

    PS. Please no "you can't get anything good in that price range, save up longer" answers. I'm not trying to build a professional studio, i just want to record my crappy punk band, and get okay results.
  2. oh yeah, and i'm fine with buying used items, so if it goes over the 200 dollar limit that's fine.
  3. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    May 27, 2001
    Alesis M1mk2 Active.

    They sell for $400/pair - new. I'm selling mine for $300 if you're interested. They're in mint condition, look great and sound even better. Surely, there's much better out there, but you said it yourself, you're not looking for greatness in that price range (and you won't find it either), so these would be a good choice. You can also look around for some used KRK, Event, M-Audio, all of these would do a decent job for tracking/recording. As for mixing, this will depend on your ears and how you learn the monitors, which applies to the cheapest or most expensive ones. Good luck.
  4. drumster

    drumster Active Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    cheap powered moniters

    I have nothing but praise for my BEHRINGER MS-16 powered moniters.Cheap as chips @ (AUD)$135.00.I always shut my eyes and select what my ears tell me is good and these moniters appealed to my ears over several other respected & more expensive brands.
  5. OlympicPhil

    OlympicPhil Guest


    you might try out some Behringer Truth active nearfields.
    They're based on the Mackie (like most behringer gear) HR 624 but are half the price.

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