Monitor Selection Help

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by Atmosphere, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere Guest

    Hi again! Haha.

    I am looking to upgrade some of my studio stuff and right now I am using the Behringer MS16 "monitors" which I must say are pretty horrid, but that's what I got.

    I am looking to upgrade to something that is actually worthy of being called "monitors." My price range is about $150.00.

    First off, I have a couple questions. How big is the difference between powered and unpowered? If I get passive/unpowered monitors, will I need something to power them?

    Overall, I'm wondering your opinion on the best pair of monitors for $150.00. I know I'm not going to get anything amazing, but I still want your opinion.

    Thank you!
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Save your bucks up and get yourself a pair of KRK RP5's. That is, if you want to have a decent pair of monitors that are self powered and sound good.

    I have a pair and know others who also have some. Great Bang for the buck.

    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. malamikigo

    malamikigo Active Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    in regards to your other question, yes, passive monitors need a power amp to power them.

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