M-Audio Bx5 or KRK Rp 8?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by Frotese, May 18, 2005.

  1. Frotese

    Frotese Guest

    hi there, planning to buy my home studio monitors soon, and I´ve been thinking about those two. In my country I can get the M-Audio´s in $430 and the KRK´s in $500......so any opinions?

  2. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    I own the m-audios, horrible monitor couldn't get a decent mix at all with them. haven't heard the krks but i'm sure they're better than the m-audios
  3. Operadragon

    Operadragon Guest

    I posted to a similar topic in another forum...

    I have the KRK Rokit 5s and the are great.
    especially for the price.
  4. fontane

    fontane Guest

    i just picked up v6's... if you could spend the xtra $$$ get them

    the cheaper krk's have a massive dip in the mid range producing a "smoother" sound by they are not as real as it should...

    i got my v6 for $650 and i am pretty sure you can get them for $550-$600 if you look around...
  5. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    if you're still considering bx5's which I wouldn't but if you are wait m-audio is trying to fix the major problems with the bx5's which inclue lack of power, no low end and tinny highs. they've upgraded the amps for more wattage, not sure what they did to the tweets and they're replacing the woofer with a kevlar one. they'll be called the bx5a's. Sweetwater.com has more info on them on their newsletter.
  6. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    That's why GC is blowing them out at 199/pair...
  7. audio creature

    audio creature Active Member

    Jun 3, 2005
    M-audio v. KRK

    I tested these out and ended up going for the KRK RP6 whcih are plenty loud for me. They are a little crisp (even thin) at times. but very revealing and sensitive, all in all I'm pleased. I'm no guru but I reckon for the price they can't be beat.

    AC 8)
  8. sanatik

    sanatik Guest

    yes. Did read yesterday in the german KEYS magazine a review of the ESI near05 EXPERIENCE ( look like the new bx5 with kevlar woofer ).

    They love the new ESI´s and find them especially in the mids better than the old m-audio BX5.

    So i think if the new bx5 is identical with the new ESI it would be the better choice.

    What about Wharfedale pro diamond 8.1 or 8.2 active ( also with kevlar woofer ) ???

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