BEST MONITORS FOR AROUND £350?

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  1. HURTZEE

    HURTZEE Member

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    I GOT ABOUT £350 TO SPEND ON MONITORS, ANY ADVICE/RECOMMENDATIONS?
     
  2. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    yamaha HS80 are well worth an audition.

    go try some out and decide using your ears (y)
     
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    HASHEO ExpErimEntal Drum&Bass !

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    higgsy789 Compress...whatt!!

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    My housemate had a pair of these which I like a lot, very good midrange reproduction.

    When it comes to monitors it's always best to demo them for yourself coz a monitor sound I like may be very different from the one you like
     
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    SafeandSound Mastering Engineer

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    Hi there, there are so many monitors to choose from, as mentioned really is worth trying to get ain a half decent shop and having a listen, take some material you know and take your time.

    If you can at all stretch budget or wait till you afford Dynaudio Acoustics models do so
    as they will kill anythign around £350.00 and they will last you for years on end, sometimes best value is not at the lowest budget or cheapest.

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    Hi there, there are so many monitors to choose from, as mentioned really is worth trying to get ain a half decent shop and having a listen, take some material you know and take your time.

    If you can at all stretch budget or wait till you afford Dynaudio Acoustics models do so
    as they will kill anythign around £350.00 and they will last you for years on end, sometimes best value is not at the lowest budget or cheapest.

    SafeandSound Mastering
    cd mastering
     
  8. HURTZEE

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    sound 4 the advice people. them krks come highly recommended. i will go 2 a shop n test a range out.
     
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    what does active mean? that you dont need an amp or what?
     
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    I've always been told to avoid the KRK's due to them colouring a lot of the midrange and not giving a true representation of the sound.

    I personally went for the Yamaha HS80m's and I'm glad I did; they're in that price range and have 8" woofers, which are decent enough for sub bass - a handy thing when producing sub heavy genres like DnB and dubstep! :)
     
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    see if you can get some second hand adam A7s, i paid £420 for mine so may have to stretch a bit but well worth the money
     
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    DontLikeCops Certified tramp

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    i wanna get some krks but not sure if i want the 8s or 6s mmmm decisions decisions. Need to mix with em mainly though
     
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    they are only around 250 but alesis m1 mk2s are great i can vouch for them
     
  14. Dj-Pezzz

    Dj-Pezzz HangOutWithYourWangOut

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    i'm also just about to buy a pair of monitors, have narrowed the search down to Yamaha MSP5's, HS80's or Mackie MR8 Mk2 (not shipping until may), anyone have any experience with any of these? or shall i wait for the MR8 mk2?
     
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    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    Means they dont need an amp. Passive means you need an amp.
     
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    i would defiantly go for the 8s. if you're using them mainly for mixing, you may find that there isn't enough bass on the 6s. my mate got the 6s but then decided there wasn't enough bass and then shelled out on a krk sub. when i got my 8s a few weeks ago he had a go on then and said he wished that he would have just gone for the 8s in the first place
     
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    lol all wrong all bout the mackies!
     
  18. luciduk

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    you cant get big in the game unless u get mackies eh... naaa dont matter what u use aslong as you know how the sound will carry over to other speakers and club setups etc.

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    mackies are great tho
     
  19. Dj-Pezzz

    Dj-Pezzz HangOutWithYourWangOut

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    tempted towards mackie mr8 (mk1), anyone got these?
     
  20. luciduk

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    i think my mate has these ones .. they sound good man for sure

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    but if you possibly can its really worth trying to give them a test run before u buy