Alternatives to the krk 10s

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  1. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    I have some krk monitors and ideally i would like the 10s sub to go with them but at £300+ I wanted to know if there are any cheaper alternatives.

    Is this possible? I'm not even sure on the specifics about how to hook them all up. I'm assuming you run xlr cables from you mixer into the sub and the monitors plug into the sub.

    so yeah.... help/suggestions
     
  2. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    I've looked into this myself and unfortunately, the only compatible alternatives are more expensive. I know dropping that much loot can be a royal pain in the ass, but if you purchase it through zzounds.com, they give you the option to break your payment up into 4 installments so you don't have to drop the whole bounty up front.

    My production partner (msmith222) just picked up that KRK 10S and has nothing but great things to say about it. It's actually the next toy on my list.

    Cheers.
     
  3. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    thanks man. i might have to bite the bullet and bag one.
     
  4. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    I LOVE MY 10S!!! fills out the "missing" bottom end on the KRKs. But it was expensive - i used the old gift card strategy for xmas and it only cost me $150. but get the XLR cables, they will be much better than the unbalanced RCA connections.
     
  5. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    as always. If you're gonna be spending money on pro audio gear, spend some on quality cables as well :)
     
  6. HASHEO

    HASHEO ExpErimEntal Drum&Bass !

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    THIS IS SO TRUE - YOU WORRY BOUT SPENDING £600 ON MONITORS , WELL HOW ABOUT £300 ON WIRES

    CHEAPER ALTERNATIVES ARE NOT REALY CHEAPER IF YOU CONSIDER BUYING IT TWICE PLUS BEACUSE OF POOR QUALITY!

    :rtfm:
     
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    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    HASHEO ExpErimEntal Drum&Bass !

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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    a sub for the krks? what for? they go down to 40 or something do they not? what you need a sub for? i got the krk 6 or whatever and this worries me
     
  10. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    got the 5's they don't go down as low
     
  11. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Not sure what language/syntax this is or why there's a need for the annoying abundance of awful alliteration that seems to be directed at my response to the OP. So you're either a BOT or an asshole.
     
  12. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    most of us from the UK m8, buying from sites like that in the US usually involves custom charges which make it work out that we should of shopped in the UK anyway
     
  13. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Shit I completely forgot about the whole custom charge thing. Apologies for my neglecting to take that into consideration when I posted the recommendation. Thanks for the knowledge mrsfx.

    Damn custom charges.

    Cheers.
     
  14. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    i got the 10 and its fucking ridiculous, its way too loud for what we need, mine is always on the minium gain.. But with that in mind, you can make some noise if you use it for parties/djin etc.. Shake the fucking house down!

    I do like it but you need to get a pedal switch to turn it on/off when mixing a track down - an absolute must imo.. no switch, no point..
     
  15. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    agreed