Opinions on these studio monitors?

Discussion in 'Production' started by chromey, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    I've been looking around and have narrowed down my list that I'm interested in.
    I'd love to hear from anyone who has any of these:

    Mackie Tapco S5 Active £247.25 inc VAT (PAIR)
    http://www.studiospares.com/Studio-Monitors/Mackie-Tapco-S5-Active-Pair/invt/261900

    Behringer Truth B3030A £258.75 inc VAT (PAIR)
    http://www.studiospares.com/Studio-Monitors/Behringer-Truth-B3030A-2-Way-Monitors-Pair/invt/382340#

    Studiospares SN10 £111.89 inc VAT (PAIR) (NS10 Copies)
    http://www.studiospares.com/Studio-.../invt/248000?gclid=CNiV_4fSgpsCFc0B4wodqh5yrw

    Yamaha HS50M £137.42 inc VAT (INDIVIDUAL PRICE) (Replacement for NS10's)
    http://www.studiospares.com/Studio-Monitors/Yamaha-HS50M-Monitor-Each/invt/425880

    KRK RP5 G2 £250 inc VAT (pair)
    http://www.studiospares.com/KRK-RP5-G2-ACTIVE-MONITOR-SPEAKER/invt/390100

    Any advice is greatfully received.
    I'm all ears! :)
     
  2. Solitude Beats

    Solitude Beats Member

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    id go for the yamaha's... ive heard the 8" model of them & they are decent!
    the krk's are nice but i think the yams edge it.
     
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  3. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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  4. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    If you can push to it KRK rokit 8 g2's are amazing. The 5's are still sick though.
     
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    Solitude Beats Member

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    ive got the KRK 8 G2's... very nice but after hearing the Yamaha HS80's im thinking of selling
     
  6. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    That good eh?
     
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    Solitude Beats Member

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    Both the yamaha's & KRK's are very good for the price.. i wouldnt buy any of the others from that list.

    u'd be happy with either of these 2 ;)
     
  8. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    never heard any of them but ive heard great things about the tapco's and the krk's... also heard so many good things about the yamaha's older brother, HS80, so guess these would be pretty good too

    your best bet would be to find a shop that sells all three and go and demo them

    also look for reviews and especially mentions on forums... demoing them in a shop will let you know what they sound like but getting some info from round the net will help you find out about whatever faults or bad points they may have


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    oh, i wouldnt touch the studiospares ones... studio monitors are precision instruments... not just speaker cones stuck inside mdf boxes.... just cos they look like NS10's it certainly dont mean they will sound like them

    oh, and they are passive too
     
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  9. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Recently picked up those krk's..

    VERY happy with them!