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Which Monitor?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by Michael L, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Michael L

    Michael L Guest

    I'm looking for nearfields in the less-than-$600 range for my small 16' x 8' x 9' room. So far the candidates are Yamaha MSP5, Behringer Truth 2031, Yorkville YSM1P, and Yorkville YSM1 passive with my Hafler P3000 amp. What's the best for my budget? Can I expect a decent performance in this price range or should I save up for Genelecs or some other high end stuff?

    Thanks for any inputs!

    Michael L.
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
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  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Not only I do I think you should save up for not just decent or good monitors but to go all out and get great monitors. You deserve and owe it to yourself, your music and any clients that you will ever work with.
  4. B Callaway

    B Callaway Active Member

    Dec 30, 2001
    I recommend you try Genelec's 1029 or 1030 as well. They will cost more (approx $1,000) but they are very good for monitoring. I use mine with a (cheap) sub woofer and get a great sound.

    I agree that you should save up and buy quality.
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Genelec 1029's in a small room.Well worth the cash.Shop for used as they are really hardy and most likely can withstand high levels of abuse without fear.I know mine have!(not really abuse but lots of hours of service.)Also get a sub.I have the Genelec sub and have not regretted a single moment of my decision to spend this kind of dough.They simply make everything else involved with a mix much easier no matter what your level of gear going in.
  6. Sen

    Sen Guest

    I own a pair of MSP5s. A little shy on the lower side (you can't expect much more from a small speaker), but if you can get your low end sounding good and tight on them, you're pretty much in business ;)
  7. drbam

    drbam Guest

    I just returned from listening to a pair of MSP5's a friend just purchased. He made his choice primarily based on Kurt's review. I took a mix I've been working on as a reference and I have to say I was really impressed with the detail of these monitors. I'm considering getting a pair to go beside my 824's. Who knows, I might end up selling the Mackies. ;-)

  8. Greetings,

    I know the Genelec's (esp. the 1030As and 1031As) are smoking, but I haven't heard anyone yet mention Roland's fabulous little entreé the DS-90 bi-amped powered monitors.

    These you can find in New York for under $1,000 pair *new* and sound quite good for that price range.
  9. i own a pair of Alesis Monitor One MKII they cost to me 270euro (pasive).well so far i am very glad for this babes ...i thing that the have the most lovely bass (they can reach 60hz like crazy)for these money and libres.
    anyway good monitors are the monitors that you had used to work with , but these alesis are easy to listen and good bass.
  10. voxamp1

    voxamp1 Guest

    Does anyone have any experience with the M-Audio BX5 or BX8 monitors? They also have a new sub that matches up with them. Any thoughts?
  11. Kent L T

    Kent L T Active Member

    Oct 28, 2003
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    Save up and get something better. I went down today to make the deal on a pair of Meyer HD-1 the difference was like night and day.
  12. stewie

    stewie Guest

    does anyone have opinions on the mackie hr624 as they are in that price range.
  13. Clueless

    Clueless Guest

    I gave this opinion in the Sweetwater Control Room Forum just yesterday...glad I could reuse it.

    I'll agree that you really need a sub to mix with 624s. I have an el-cheapo sub that I keep trying to take out of my studio (ugly, noisy, takes up space), but no matter how much I cut the bass in anticipation of the 624s underreporting the bass, I get mixes that don't translate--way too much bass. Then I cut, and I cut, and I cut some more until I'mmixing with my eyes, not my ears, and the results are what you'd expect: random. However, with a sub, it's possible to hear what the bass and kick are really doing, and it's possible to make mixes that translate.

    Mackie is not kidding when they put an icon for "loves the 12" sub" next to the icons for "fragile", "this end up", and "do not immerse in water". Let me reinforce that: you you plan to drop your 624s on a regular basis or leave them soaking in the bathtub overnight (perhaps after a good drop), then you're probably the kind of guy that doesn't need a sub alongside them. Otherwise, you do.
  14. stewie

    stewie Guest

    thank you for the response. is there anything for 800 that will do better?
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