Quick Question On Monitors

Discussion in 'Production' started by ReeceO, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. ReeceO

    ReeceO Hair Dye Addict!

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    Hey guys,
    I've posted on a few diff forums and looked at reviews online at quite a lot of monitors and the same two pairs that a lot of people keep mentioning to me are the.
    KRK RP5 G2 Monitors & The Samson Rubicon 5A

    I was wondering if anyone on the forum has experience with either of these and could give me some pro's and con's and what you think would be better out the two or even a different alternative set of monitors.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    Go somewhere where you can listen to them and compare the two, your the one who'll be listening to them for hours on end so its what sounds best to you.

    Asking arounds a good way to see what the best in your price range are, but theres no point buying monitors purely on what other people say.
     
  3. DanDnB

    DanDnB Bass and Drums

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    This is your answer right here. Go listen to a pair of monitors and decide, no one can hear FOR you.

    on the second hand I have KRK RP5 and I'm happy with them.
     
  4. sook

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    yep... i went to buy the KRKs for near field
    monitoring and ended up taking the rubicons
    home after ab-ing them...

    more definition int the mid range...
    better stereo image and depth of field
    and the roll off noticeably lower...

    the ribbon tweeters in rubicons are
    fantastic...

    the krks sounded dull in comparison...
    the one good thing i noticed about the
    KRKs and something alot of people mention
    is that they are very low fatiguing monitors..
    i def found this to be true...

    but yeah take some music you know really
    well and listen to them side by side and
    make your choice...

    it helps to take in a full spectrum dance
    track... will help you gauge the response
    across the their whole range....
    but also take in something with vocals esp
    female and maybe a classical track as
    they are recorded generally better than anything
    else on the market... will help you better judge
    the definition of the monitors and not just
    how low they go...

    but make sure they are tunes you know...
    and you know they are well recorded/produced...
     
  5. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    Keep hearing more and more good things about ribbon tweeters.

    Got my eyes on some Adam P33a's, got some hardcore saving to do mind...