speaker upgrade

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by EuroTide, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. EuroTide

    EuroTide Well-Known Member

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    Hey,

    I´m looking for an upgrade over my Alesis iM1Active 520 monitors, as one speakers lows are a bit fucked
    and i feel like not getting the most out of my records soundwise.

    Mostly playing hiphop , reggae, dnb but all sorts of stuff too. new speakers would be used pretty much for vinyl only listening
    i`ve been mixing less & less over the past two years.

    i dont have any preferences, active monitors, amp .., doesnt matter.
    budget is roughly 500€ but i can stretch that, i dont mind second hand gear.

    any suggestions would be welcome

    cheers
     
  2. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Yahama HS 8s would be ideal for you. 120W Bi-amped active nearfield monitors Rene.

    Meech has got a pair and the low end you get from them is amazing.

    It will breath new life in to your mixing.

    £550 for a pair from Thomann.

    http://www.thomann.de/gb/yamaha_hs_8.htm
     
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    EuroTide Well-Known Member

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    thanks Craig, will have a look at them and compare them to what i got. there is also an extra sub for them from what i saw
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Yeah there is. You won't need it though. They've got some serious lowend thump.
     
  5. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Got the Yamaha HS7's myself.

    Highly recommend the range absolute love them since upgrading from KRK's
     
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    When i bought my monitors I had it narrowed down to KRK Rokit 6's and Yamaha HS7's......ended up going with the Rokits cos of the rear ports on the HS7's.......and now regret that decision, as mixdowns do not translate well on the Rokits.
     
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    I have my KRK's downstairs now (well one of them) for just general listening. Sounds absolutely pony these days compared to the sound in my room
     
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    Yeah they are decent for general listening, djing...etc, but not for studio monitoring. I have no idea why they get recommended so often on production forums, the sound is too coloured for that purpose.
     
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    will see if i can check them out somewhere first for sure
     
  10. EuroTide

    EuroTide Well-Known Member

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    Noone is actually recommending the amp + speakers route ?!
     
  11. Howitzer

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    amps (as in HiFi amps) can also colour sound, theres also a billion different choices out there and many of them are unsuitable for true, flat sound reproduction. Then youve got all the hassle of working out your ohmage and actually finding some good, affordable, acoustically flat speakers that arent already amplified. (the NS10's would be a decent choice tho!)

    Why bother with all that when you can buy a finely tuned package thats already been tested to within an inch of its life? Plug and go!
     
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    Fannying around with amps is a fucking ballache
     
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    EuroTide Well-Known Member

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    any others besides the yamahas i should consider ??
     
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    You want the sound to be colored. You're mixing, not producing. I've never understood why people mix on monitors. That's not what they're made for. You're far better off going with speakers and an amp. Everything is warmer, which is a good thing. That's what you'll be encountering when you play out.

    You also don't want to mix with near field monitors in your face. You're going to blast them way to high because you're having fun. That's going to glow your fucking ears out. You can space speakers further away from your face.
     
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    Just blew one of my Pioneer nearfields in my room...might give one of these HS7's a whirl.
     
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    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    i got the rokit 8's they have a kick to them to say the least. far too louf for my little flat but sound nice when pushed