Near Field Studio Monitor

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by ray1018, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    hey buddy,

    i'm loooking for a pair of studio monitor for my home studio!!

    wat's ur suggestion?

    i've heard the Genelec 1029A ... wow...i like it so much...but finally it's sold out...and no re-produce ...

    in other hand,it's too expensive!!haa...

    what is yours??

    what about Fostex,KRK rockit,and Yamaha??

    really need your hand!!

  2. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I just ordered a set of Yamaha MSP5A's...

    They fit all the requirements for me......

    I admit if I was recording music - and had the room - I mean the actual space for them to sit(!), as well as a larger room for the sound to be used, I'd probably go with some 8" somethings(?) - or at least get some sort of a sub for the Yammies...

    My "dream speaker" set? Emes Blacks with their Amber sub... "pricey" as well......

    For you? If you don't have a clue? Head to some store(s) where you can at least see and hear a few - you just sorta' gotta'... You really can't "read" about sound...

  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I'd suggest you look at the new E-MU monitors. I got to listen to them at a demo at a Guitar Center and they really surprised me. Clean, clear un-hyped and way more more fuller sounding that you would expect for something their size. Much, much better than the cheap crap from KRK or M-audio. And they also have a 12 inch sub that should be shipping in June that matches up with them great. The sub is good enough to be used with any near field monitors and I am seriously considering getting one for my Genelec 1031's. The Genelec 1029's are just glorified computer speakers IMO.
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I have 1029's and a sub in my small control room. I do pre mixes on them. I track through them. I mix in a room with 1031's and 8050's and have found no problems hearing the same stuff I was hearing in my room only more of it. In a small acoustic environment, the main problem is particular nodes and comb-filtering adding to the dissonance found in a small room. Small accurate nearfields at low volumes helps keep these to a minimum.

    Come on Gaffster...."glorified computer speakers...." They're Genelecs!

    I wish my Altec computer speakers worked that well in such a small footprint.

  5. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Sunny & warm NC
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    Man, I just thought Shotgun was harsh... dude, THAT's cold... :twisted:

  6. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Active Member

    Sep 26, 2003
    Aurora, ON, Canada
    + 1 on the Yamahas. They are very neutral and matter of fact. I would upgrade a lot of other things in my budget home studio before I replaced them.
  7. scotthc

    scotthc Guest

    I am probably the craziest guy in here for this but I'll throw it out. I'm using the latest version of the Paradigm Monitor 3's. If they are good enough for Daniel Lanois i.e. U2, Emmy Lou Harris, Willie Nelson, etc. etc. they are good enough for me.
  8. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Active Member

    Sep 26, 2003
    Aurora, ON, Canada
    You're definitely not crazy. Mini-Monitors, Monitor 5's, or Monitor 3's are a very neutral and good all-around speaker. I use the older Monitor 5's in my home theater.

    People might dis them because they're not pro but as you have found out that's a lot of crap. I have often thought that Wharfedale Diamond 9's would also make an excellent monitor.

    Paradigms aren't only good sounding "for the money" they're just good sounding.
  9. scotthc

    scotthc Guest

    Daniel actually has them shown on one of his latest album covers. My set up is (2) Monitor 3's with a PDR-12 sub.
  10. ouzo77

    ouzo77 Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Nuremberg, Germany
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    i use syrincs m3-220. it's a 2.1 system.

    though they're not "pro", they are quite linear and sound really great.
    i use them for mixing and "mastering" and haven't been disappointed.

    and they have so much power, you could use them as a mini-pa, though i wouldn't do that, cause they are too precious to me.

    very affordable (around 500$), very good and linear sounding, and f**ing loud!

    i love 'em!
  11. mobilelab

    mobilelab Active Member

    Apr 18, 2006
    i just had to chime in here...
    after taking a 300$ budget to gc and scoping e-mu, maudio and krk, i instead went to a top of the line (home)audio store and picked up paradigm titanv.4's not exactly "pro monitors" but very neutral w/ low distortion
    i couldn't be happier

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