Help choosing monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by ponderingloz, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. ponderingloz

    ponderingloz Guest

    Hi there. Im trying to find the best studio monitors for under £300, but need help deciding which ones. Ive narrowed my choices down to the following:

    M audio BX-8
    Samson Resolv 80a
    Fostex PM 1
    KRK RP Rokit 5
    Event Tr5

    Any ideas one which would be the best, I want a flat monitor for all my mixing and mastering. Thanks in advance
  2. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    I suggest you try out the Event TR5 and the Yamaha MSP5A.

    These two have slightly different feels to them, but they are among the best in the very low end, but they compete well with more expensive gear. You must throw in some 400-600 USD more before you get something substantially "better". Personally I prefer the Yamaha MSP5A and I know people will call me MAD for liking these. ..

    Another matter is what your room likes best.
  3. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    There are no flat monitors out there, but there are some decent ones. If "flat" is what you go for, you should possibly invest some money in room treatment too.
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Of the listed units, I'd go with the BX8's for tracking and most mixing purposes.

    Mastering on nearfields?

    That's probably for another thread... :)

    No question on the importance of a good sounding room, though.
  5. ponderingloz

    ponderingloz Guest

    Thanks for your help, I think im leaning towards the event tr5's. Was just wondering what you think of the bass response of these compared to the bx8's, here are the specs:

    M audio BX8: 37hz<
    Event Tr 5: 53hz< +-3db, ref 500hz

    As you can see the M audio seem to have a better response but dont post any +-db information. I realise that I wont get an amazing response with either monitor, but what do you think of both (or any other monitors)?
  6. ponderingloz

    ponderingloz Guest

    Oh yeh, and chuck the tapco s5's into that list at the top!
  7. kingfrog

    kingfrog Active Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    I second the Tapcos. I was in a music store checking out the Motif and I had to see what speakers the sound was coming from. Tapco.......I looked for the sub and the sales guy said "no sub".

    I was surprised at the range of those little "computer speakers."

    They are pricey though....

    A friend just bought the BX8's for his home studio and thay are killer in his room.
  8. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    I have the BX8's and am happy with them- make sure you adjust them in the back and 'tune' them to your roon. My mixes were a little too 'bassier' until I did that- now they're fine.
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