Studio Monitors To Choose From.....

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by bubacka, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. bubacka

    bubacka Guest

    I need to buy new studio monitors, i have few choices such as
    KRK Rokit 8,
    Mackie HR 824,
    Event 2020bas V2 Bi-amp,
    Event TR8,
    Event studio precision 6,
    and Genelec 1030A.

    What would you suggest,what are your oppinions, and what are your expiriences?
    Has any one own KRK rokit 8, are they accurate??

    Thank You Very Much.
  2. Thornbyrd

    Thornbyrd Guest

    If you are willing to shell out for the Mackies, get KRK V8 series 2. KRKs are wonderful! I have the V6 series 2.
  3. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    May 27, 2001
    KRK V6 Series 2 here as well. Very impressive monitors.

    I concur with the above comments, if you can spring for Mackie HR824's, then consider KRK V8's or Dynaudio BM6A's (to tell you how much better of a speaker it is than the Mackie would be so understated).

    I didn't like the new Rokit RP Series from KRK. The sounded a bit more cloudy than the V series, which may explain their very afforfable price tag.
  4. sdelsolray

    sdelsolray Active Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Check out Dynaudio BM6 passives and a mid-level power amp, like the Hafler P3000. About $1,200+-. Certainly an excellent bang for the buck. Dynaudio BM6a actives are about $1,650+-.
  5. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    You can monitor/mix and master on just about any speaker you like. The most important thing to remember is to calibrate your ears before each session. I do this by listening to some of my favorite Big$$$ recordings. This way I know what the lows/mids/highs are supposed to sound like that day.

    All speakers in your budget are going to be hype in one way or another. The thing to understand is: if you don't calibrate your ears you are most likely going to mix things in an "Inverse" way. By this I mean, if your speakers are hyped in the low-end you will probably mix a little shy on the lows. Therefore when you listen back on a flatter system or one thats not AS hyped as your's, it's going to have a deficite of lows. Hence the inverse problem.

    I think you should choose a set of monitors that:

    1. Sound good to YOUR ears. Meaning they are pleasing and don't fatigue you too quickly.


    2. Sound balanced in your room. The way a monitor interacts with a particular room has a lot to do with your choice.

    Hope this helps.

  6. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    May 27, 2001
    If you want a great price on the BM6A's, send me an email I'll point you to the right place (certainly lower than $1650+). Didn't realize you have to be a "member" to read PM messages. Why even bother letting a user send one if the receiving end can't read it? So, whoever sent me one, sorry, can't open it.
  7. bubacka

    bubacka Guest

    Thank you guis i needed some advice, i suppose i will go for the V8
  8. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Can't go wrong with any of the KRK monitors .. they are the real thing ... The Genelics are good too .. someone suggested Dynaudios ... theya are killer monitors as well ! The rest you mentioned are crap IMO.
  9. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Here here!

    BTW, have you tried NHT Pro? Their A20 system is excellent and quite linear. You can find their info at:

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