ALESIS M1 ACTIVE 620 or YAMAHA HS50M's?

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  1. DTOKEZ

    DTOKEZ Member

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    ez all, lookin at gettin monitors but not sure on which really, the alesis's are about £200 and 2x yammys work out at £260


    the yammys have a 5" driver while the alesis's have 6.5' i cant see much difference in many other of the spec's?
     
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    Go the Alesis, bigger woofers will help with the lower freqs compared to the hs50's. They Alesis's are very good value.
     
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    do you think mate? ive allways trusted yamaha audio stuff but i think the 620's do look a slightly better deal, hmmmmm
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    i'd say alesis... not heard anything bad about em! tis what i think next months pay check will go on for me too!
     
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    i have heard many good things about the yamahas. id say save up a little bit, and go for the HS80. great monitors, missing a bit in the midrange, but all round great once you get used to them.
     
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    Ide go with the Yamaha's mate personally

    another thing to compare other than the size of the woofers for bass response is:

    Input and output flexibility
    Frequency Response
    Wattage
     
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    hmmm yeah i do prefer the look of the yamaha's aswel. frequency response looks similar between the two which i thought was a bit odd as the alesis's have a slightly bigger driver :/
     
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    what about the alesis m1 mk2? grabbed a pair for 250€ the other day.. great speakers imo.
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    i do believe that is what he is refering to...
     
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    havent seen those mate, they look a similar price to the yammy's though hmmmm. more confusion lol
     
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    i suppose there is alot to consider in this price range, loads of options.

    i cant help thinking though...another £150 - 200 would go a hell of a long way.
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    im leaning towards the yammy's at the moment but they would be the top of my price range really. i have alot of faith in yam audio equipment and a sucker for those white cones! cant help wondering if i would need a sub to go with them though to compensate for the smaller woofer?
     
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    Just got some M1 Active MK2 and they've been fucking spectacular so far. Tested them against quite a few other monitors around the same price, even up to £400 and they were the best for me..
     
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    cheers for the input :)
     
  17. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    make a decision mr tokez? been readin up and the yammi's, whilst looking nice seem slightly more like hard work, as they don't go quite as low as the m1's (55hz compared to 48) and the fact that they are harder to get things to sound 'nice' on (although this could be seen as a benefit?) so now i'm more confused? :confused:
     
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    If you're producing dnb, you may regret getting the 5" monitors. I have Samson Rubicon R5a's (5" also) and need to reference mix with my DT250 headphones for bottom end frequencies. If you can go the HS80's, do it. I'm not saying the HS50's are bad, maybe if you do get them, definitely look at getting a matched sub later on down the track. The HS50 2.1 system did *very* well in reviews.
     
  19. Zeal

    Zeal Ohm/C2D/Dark Asylum/Ennex

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    Yeah i do the same. Samsons are CRISP for tops though i find. I usually get the tops n shit sounding tasty, they reference in my headphones for the sub. Then testing them on various systems and monitors to make sure they are right.

    Someone mentioned yamahas being harder to get a good sound on. This is true, i remember the old NS10s being absolutley solid to get a decent sounding track BUT once you got it it was the best it could be. NS10s were the best studio monitors about

    Id be tempted to go with the yamahas but its close call
     
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    the-rippa I'll Kill You Bastard !!!

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