Home Studio Monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by Localhero, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Localhero

    Localhero Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Can anyone recommend a really good set of studio monitors for me.I have been using tascam mercury golds for around 15 years and Im sure there must be something better out there now??
    Only problem is I only have around £250/390 dollars budget.
    Any suggestions please?
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    How big is your control room or listening area? How far from the speakers do you sit?

    There are a few studio monitors on Ebay (UK) at the moment at around your price range. Try the KRK RP5/RP6 that are there now, or wait for some of the rather better mid-size V series (e.g. V6) to come up, which they do from time to time.
     
  3. Localhero

    Localhero Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Hi Boswell I only have a small music room (smallest bedroom in the house) 10 foot by 9 foot and I sit approx 2/3 feet away.

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    A 5" or 6" monitor would be fine - I would advise not going larger than this with modern monitors in that size of room.

    I forgot to ask: you are considering active monitors rather than passive ones driven from a separate amplifier?
     
  5. Localhero

    Localhero Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    I have a sony smaster pro amplifier so I was going to continue using that? what do you think?
     
  6. Localhero

    Localhero Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Do I need nearfield?
     
  7. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    From the information you have supplied so far, nearfields are what you should be using.

    Don't discount active monitors. I know you already have the Sony amplifier, but at this level, the match that a speaker manufacturer can get between internal amplifiers and the drive units can make a big difference to the integrity of the sound.
     
  8. Localhero

    Localhero Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Ah thanks a lot thats great-I will have a look at some active/nearfield -krk's looks good (got around 400 pound budget on the pair)
     

Share This Page