Studio Monitor Speakers

DJ RINSA

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I am in need of some high quality speakers for music production and listening to tunes, maybe use with my decks.

My budget is about £250.

Anyone know a bit about which speakers are best for sound quality, bass response value for money etc.

Was looking at

M audio BX5a
M audio BX8a
M audio LX4 - 2.1

Behringer Truth B2030A
Fostex PM04
Fostex PM05

Any advice would be good. Cheers
 

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Ive got the 200 quid stanton one's ( the only ones they do i think ), ive been impressed with them mate, i recon you will get 100 replies saying different speakers and for a purchase like that its best to read reviews and make yur own mind up dude, there are also alot out there which are rebadged and put out as other makes, i think the stantonsi have are the equivelant the Rockit 6 or summin ?? dunno, but they do the job for me.
 

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wasn't gonna say anything but
A) this questions clearly been asked a million times and even though im new here i know that.
B) i wouldn't advise any of the speakers you listed. apart from maybe the truths.

my honest advice is:

-get some six inch speakers, eights are too bassy for most project studios.
-dont get 2.1 speakers as there generally poo.
-and IMO id reccomend KRK RP6, alesis m1mk2 actives or some tannoy 6d's.

hope thats some help.
 

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there a bit more over your budget at £259 but these Mackies are well worth a look
http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR288777

and these Yamaha's:

http://www.htfr.com/more-info/MR245206

both are very good quality
looking at those mackies and i like. trouble is i just dont know if they are good enough? i want as best quality as i can get for bout 300ish. how good is the representation of the sound? im aiming in the next few years to get tunes to a standard where i can send them off to labels/producers. am i gonna be able to get a good mixdown using these?
 
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i got the krk5's and they work very well-could always be better but for the money.....
samson rubicons beat the KRKs hands down and
in the same price range...
Samson are definitely more fatiguing but the KRKs sound
boxy and the stereo image and depth of field doesn't
compare to the samsons...
they all roll very noticeably lower for the same driver
size... (5 inch is what i did my comparison on)

i went to buy some cheap nearfields recently...
thought i was going to walk out with the KRKs...
but came out with the samsons rubicons...

seriously check them out.. SOS rate them as pretty
much the best monitor in the price range...

ribbon tweeters produce a really defined mid range...
cant recomend them enough
 

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ye i just had a look on htfr. ive googled monitor fatiguing and im not 100% sure what it is?
also these would be on a computer desk infront of me, so i guess that qualifies as 'close-something' monitoring? would they be good for that/would i need them? nice one for the help (y)
 
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ye i just had a look on htfr. ive googled monitor fatiguing and im not 100% sure what it is?
also these would be on a computer desk infront of me, so i guess that qualifies as 'close-something' monitoring? would they be good for that/would i need them? nice one for the help (y)
fatiguing as in your ears will tire...
prolonged exposure to sound especially
at high sound pressure levels will dull
your sense of hearing and eventually do
damage... after a long session what you
hear may not be entirely accurate...

the KRKs are well known as low fatiguing
monitors...

if your space is limited you will want
"near field" monitors with smaller drivers...
especially if you are going to be sitting
close to the monitors...
the way sound is presented by speakers
is three dimensional.... the depth of field
is the front to back positioning of the
sound... the stereo imaging is the left
to right "width" of the sound...
and every set of speakers will have a
"sweet spot" the optimum place to listen
from... dictated by driver size, volume
and the design of the monitors and their
placement in the room...

monitors should be set up to for an
equilateral triangle... with you and the
"sweet spot," at the apex...

i found the samson r5s to have amazing
stereo imaging and depth of field...
and due to the ribbon tweeters the sound
was clear and defined...

the roll off surprisingly low for 5 inch
drivers... noticeably lower than the
KRKs which i AB them against...
 

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fatiguing as in your ears will tire...
prolonged exposure to sound especially
at high sound pressure levels will dull
your sense of hearing and eventually do
damage... after a long session what you
hear may not be entirely accurate...

the KRKs are well known as low fatiguing
monitors...

if your space is limited you will want
"near field" monitors with smaller drivers...
especially if you are going to be sitting
close to the monitors...
the way sound is presented by speakers
is three dimensional.... the depth of field
is the front to back positioning of the
sound... the stereo imaging is the left
to right "width" of the sound...
and every set of speakers will have a
"sweet spot" the optimum place to listen
from... dictated by driver size, volume
and the design of the monitors and their
placement in the room...

monitors should be set up to for an
equilateral triangle... with you and the
"sweet spot," at the apex...

i found the samson r5s to have amazing
stereo imaging and depth of field...
and due to the ribbon tweeters the sound
was clear and defined...

the roll off surprisingly low for 5 inch
drivers... noticeably lower than the
KRKs which i AB them against...
really helpful, nice one for that (y)

im gonna do some more research but definitely liking the samson r5s
 
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