Yamaha MSP5 monitors...good? alternatives?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by the_gid, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. the_gid

    the_gid Guest

    Yamaha MSP5 studio monitors...

    retail at £299 approx. hoping to get them on ebay, 2nd hand for £200 or so.

    I am looking for some good recording and mixing monitors in one..and have read good things.

    I want to be able to hear what's going on (within reason..no need for genelecs or anythin!) and also get a good representation of what it might sound like on other peoples stereos etc.

    ..and if it wasn't already apparent..money is an issue. I don't want to spend more than £250 really. Be aware I'm only a entry level user at the moment, so don't need anything pro-standard.

    ANY ADVICE!!??
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    I tried them out and was very impressed. In case you haven't seen it yet Here is a link to a review I wrote on them.
  3. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Aug 19, 2004
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    I think they paint a pretty accurate picture of how your mix will sound on a variety of speakers. I love mine. :cool:

  4. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    I have a pair and I think they're great! :)
  5. huub

    huub Guest

    I love em..tiny bit tinny at higher levels, low is not down to sub, but great for mixing..
  6. rhydian

    rhydian Active Member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Southwell, Nottingham, UK

    An alternative you may wish to consider:#

    Alesis MkIIa
  7. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    i dont know the exchange rate but i see them for US$250 i bought mine for US$200 a peace, and i highly recomend them. my buddys studio has genlecs and tanoys, and i have msp5s, if you can only affourd one pair of monitors thise should be them.
  8. Attitude

    Attitude Guest

    It is definitely hard to find something more "homogenic" in that price range. Great bang for the buck!
  9. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    I had looked into getting these, especially after reading Kurt's review, but after poking around the 'net a bit more, I found numerous complaints of various parts of the cabinet rattling and resonating with low notes. That said I also heard a lot of praise, but since I had more money to spend than what they cost, I went with Dynaudios.
  10. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    i think that a lot of the cabinate rattle is the result of just setting them on the desk, get some aulerex mo pads. the resone on dont really beleave that the cabs rattle is 1: they are really not bass heavy, and 2: the cabs are made of thick molded plastics, there are simply not many parts to rattle. now ive heard a rattle on the shelf in the cables, but never the cab.
  11. Anyone use them in conjunction with the SW-10 Sub? I've been contemplating gettin' a Sub in lieu of getting larger monitors to produce the low end. Any other Subs people have used w/MSP5's and would recommend would be appreciated too!
  12. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    I highly recommend these monitors. I am very pleased with the results and for the price range, they are the best you can get.

  13. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    i dont think a sub is really nessisary, well for most types of music any way.
  14. jamiey

    jamiey Guest

    I'm always surprised at how loud they can get, but I wouldn't use them if you often like to go real loud. As soon as I notice it pushing alot of air out of those port holes I turn it down. Protects my ears and my mix.

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