Time for new monitors

Discussion in 'Production' started by subprime, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Same old question, but I just want any opinions on these specific options. NZ dollars, roughly halve it to get pounds.

    Truths B2031A $699,
    Samson Resolv A8 $699,
    M-Audio BX8-D2 $899,
    Rokit RP8G2 $999,
    Alesis M1 MK2, $999.

    also some secondhand Yamaha HS80s on auction I might be able to get for cheap.

    I had a quick listen to the Truths, Rokits and M-Audios in the shop and quite liked the M-audio tbh. They all sounded better than my Studio Spares monitors anyway :)

    Cheers.
     
  2. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    i have the krks, and i recommend them, but to be honest it's a pretty personal and subjective decision...
     
  3. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    ditto...
     
  4. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    why do alesis m1 mk2 cost the equivalent of 500 pounds???

    got mine new for 300€ o_O
     
  5. gingerDoe

    gingerDoe I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    Truths B2031A = crap quality,not honest

    Samson Resolv A8 = better quality still not honest

    M-Audio BX8-D2 = horrible sound,crap


    Rokit RP8G2 = nice quality but not honest,hi fi not a monitor

    Alesis M1 MK2 = not that bad


    dunno where you live but around here HS80m is cheaper than rp8g2,its much better monitor than rest of these but worse hi fi than krk,reveal shit more and no hyped bass,so dont sound as pleasing
     
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  6. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    New Zealand prices :( less competition I guess.
    The rokits are the ones I've had my eyes on, but the BX8s sounded quite good to my ears as well. The others I'd be buying without hearing which would put me off a bit.
     
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    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Double ditto
     
  8. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    Like bondage?
     
  9. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    dunno what shipping of a pair of monitors costs, but you should defo look into that!
     
  10. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    I did look at the shipping thing a while back and there was GST and (I think) import duty or something + shipping costs/insurance, which added up pretty quick.

    Had decided on the Rokits, but just found out my tax return (monitor funds ;) don't tell the wife) was under-estimated, and I could potentially go up to Mackie HR824 mk2.
    Also throw the MR8s into the equation, just above the Rokits in price.

    Not sure if I can justify double the price for the HRs for a hobbyist like me. Hmmm.
     
  11. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    Get the HR824 mk1s if you can.
     
  12. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    As in 'don't buy the mk2s'??
    not too sure how easy it would be to find used mk1s out here. Will look around tho.
     
  13. mr meh

    mr meh Well-Known Member

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    If you can afford the Mackie 824's then also consider Adam A7x's and Genelec 8030's

    check out the reviews online and listen to them in a store if you can
     
  14. Scrapped

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    ^^ have to agree with that.


    When it comes down to it though the best thing you can do is listen to every set of monitors you can and make your judgement on what sounds the best for you :)
     
  15. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    I haven't heard any good reviews of the mk2s to be honest, i'm not sure whether thats in direct comparison to the mk1s which are fantastic or just generally though.
     
  16. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    cheers saint.
    Mr meh the genelecs are 5 inch, ?? I'll check them out tho.
    Scrapped, I've looked around for a place that sells Adams, can't find any. Do you know one? I'm pretty much restricted to Christchurch Rockshop, which doesn't even stock half of the actual range they sell, so listening isn't even that practical.
     
  17. gingerDoe

    gingerDoe I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    Mackies are one of worst monitors when it comes to flat response and honest character,I know I know,everybody and their dog use it for dnb but thats becose it sounds kinda like audiosystem just smaller,hyped bass,so it translates but it really really isnt neutral speaker in any way

    adam and mainly genelec on other hand are much flatter
     
  18. mr meh

    mr meh Well-Known Member

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    Oops, didnt realise the Genelecs were only 5", i guess they are supposed to be used with a seperate sub which is obviously more expensive.

    Definitely check those Adams tho, i hear they are spot on for dnb producing. And they look pretty badass too!

    Will probably get a pair myself if i ever upgrade my Rokit 6's...
     
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    DjCartel Well-Known Member

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    i have rokit 8's, bang for your buck you cant beat them. wicked sound quality in my opinion too, everyone says there too bassy, but find them alright. depends on your room too
     
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    genelec and mackie