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lagerfeldt

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New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« on: February 02, 2006, 06:51:54 pm »

The headline says it all. I'm looking for new monitors.

Unfortunately due to (the usual) budget restraints the limit is $6.500 (

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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 06:56:58 pm »

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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 07:01:36 pm »

let me build you a pair!
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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006, 07:13:07 pm »

Hi Holger,
Why active?
And what are you looking for, what do you like? which parameters do you expect to be up front and which ones are not so important?

Choosing a stand speaker will probably not give you a dependable bass response.
What is your main problem with the current ones?

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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006, 07:15:10 pm »

carlsaff wrote on Fri, 03 February 2006 00:56

Lipinski L-707s (plus sub)?

 http://stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/1205lipinski/index1 .html


I don't think these are active monitors? They look sweet though.

@Rune, but not being able to audition the speakers would be a no-no for me Smile

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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006, 08:10:09 pm »

ammitsboel wrote on Thu, 02 February 2006 18:13

Choosing a stand speaker will probably not give you a dependable bass response.

Don't your Audio Note speakers need stands?
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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 08:10:24 pm »

lagerfeldt wrote on Thu, 02 February 2006 18:15

carlsaff wrote on Fri, 03 February 2006 00:56

Lipinski L-707s (plus sub)?

  http://stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/1205lipinski/index1 .html


I don't think these are active monitors? They look sweet though.



I'm sorry... I think you're right about that.

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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006, 08:12:56 pm »

And I would say that you WILL need one or two subs if you're using stand-mounted speakers.

Which is one of the reasons I can't wait to upgrade to floorstanders with bass extension... I *hate* sub integration.

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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 08:20:14 pm »

I listened to the Dynaudio Air 25's today, I rather liked them but couldn't make up my mind, I need to have them on trial. They're exactly $6.500 BTW.

Amazing low end response no need for sub I can tell you. Unfortunately they are rather wide and exceed my preferred horizontal dimensions. http://www.dynaudioacoustics.com/Default.asp?Id=2846&Ajr Nws=602&AjrNwsPg=1

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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006, 08:51:59 pm »

you could have a look at PMC iB1S actives.
they are within that price range and are excellent speakers, active power is provided by bryston.

i wasnt that impressed when i listened to the air25's and found them somewhat gimmicky too but hey YMMV, monitors are a pretty personal thing and theres so many variables. maybe i just need to move forward with the times Smile

you could also scour the second hand markets for some other options to maximise your cash so to speak. thats what i did when i got new floor standers in here. really made the money go further.
theres a lot out there if you dont mind working to find them.
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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006, 09:28:27 pm »

lagerfeldt wrote on Thu, 02 February 2006 20:20

I listened to the Dynaudio Air 25's today, I rather liked them but couldn't make up my mind, I need to have them on trial. They're exactly $6.500 BTW.

Amazing low end response no need for sub I can tell you. Unfortunately they are rather wide and exceed my preferred horizontal dimensions.  http://www.dynaudioacoustics.com/Default.asp?Id=2846&Ajr Nws=602&AjrNwsPg=1


The Air 25's are very fine speakers. You can't go wrong with them at this price if you insist on active monitors. I do not like the sound of the other AIR series, they are artificially tilted, but the Air 25 sounds pretty "linear" to me.

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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2006, 09:56:39 pm »

I 'd look at the PMCs as suggested, and the Quested 3208, but the Dynaudio AIR would concern me. I don't want a speaker that applies digital signal processing and uses internal AD/DA conversion in a mastering studio. I bet these are great in a 5.1 post room, but they're off my list for mastering. Unfortunately, the budget doesn't quite allow you to get into 3-way ATCs like the SC50. That would be sweet.
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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2006, 10:59:12 pm »

gear online, a broker for studios here in the UK has a pair of Quested VS3208 actives with matching VS115 subwoofer for
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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2006, 11:09:45 pm »

I'd suggest the PSI Audio 25-3. These impressed me a great deal and might fit in your budget.

I almost bought the 25-3's instead of the Lipinski L707 - it was a tough choice, but the Canadian distributor made it easy for me with their hefty markup. You won't have this same problem, I hope.  Rolling Eyes

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Re: New monitors, budget limited to $6.500 + VAT
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2006, 01:42:58 am »

I don't understand why they have to be active - please explain!.....Darius
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