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joeyhavoc

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What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« on: January 16, 2011, 01:46:06 pm »

Starting a new topic to help test the new forum.

I have a pair of Alesis Monitor Ones.  I will upgrade them sometime in the next year but don't want to break the bank.  What do you think is a good system for under $1000?  Under $1500?

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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 04:56:04 pm »

I like vintage stuff..Celestion Ditton 66/44, Tannoy Super Reds etc..can be had for decent prices sometimes.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 05:14:00 pm »

Joe, while testing the new forum, are you looking for powered or passive monitors?
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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 05:51:00 pm »

Joe, while testing the new forum, are you looking for powered or passive monitors?
Why thank you Chris for helping to test out the new forum!

I "think" that I want powered.  I'm not sure that I want to open up the can of worms of power amps and crossovers in my current situation.  I guess that I could be persuaded.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 07:30:47 pm »

You are still gonna have crossovers and amps of vastly differing qualities - that's one of the things that makes one set of powered monitors sound so much (better/worse) than another, with similar sized components.

That said, I dunno...I used the red Tannoy Reveals for a while, and never did like them - but the room they were in was not a place to judge much of anything.  Lots of folks are still using JBL 4311s, and can be gotten pretty inexpensively. 
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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 09:36:21 pm »

i've been using yamaha msp5 with good results...
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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 07:00:07 am »

Maybe that's not the best topic as a "New Start" ..

Just Sayin'
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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 11:50:55 am »

I bought three pairs of M-Audio BX5a with a JBL LSR Sub for surround mixing.  I actually like them quite a bit!  They were on sale at Guitar Center for under $200 a pair during the holidays!!!  They are surprisingly good.  My mixes translated very well to the dub stage, with no surprises at all.

I still hate the verification step before posting...

Steve
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joeyhavoc

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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 11:58:07 am »

Maybe that's not the best topic as a "New Start" ..

Just Sayin'
That may be true!  Terry asked me to start posting stuff on this forum so that he could test things from his end as a moderator.  For all I know, he may decide to move this thread to the Saloon.  Which then it would be an ideal topic to test with as he could try out that function.

It's what I could think of at the time.  And I do need to figure out my monitor situation moving forward.

I was going to do top 5 guitar solos of all time thinking that would be an innocuous thread, but then realized how personal that might get.  Terry would like to take this car out for a drive, so let's give him some posts to test out.

joe
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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011, 12:02:17 pm »

I bought three pairs of M-Audio BX5a with a JBL LSR Sub for surround mixing.  I actually like them quite a bit!  They were on sale at Guitar Center for under $200 a pair during the holidays!!!  They are surprisingly good.  My mixes translated very well to the dub stage, with no surprises at all.

Thanks Steve, I'll look into those.

I still hate the verification step before posting...

Steve

You mean verification of your handle?  Or are you seeing a verification after each post that you make?

I don't see a "spell checker" feature.  Am I just not seeing it?

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joeyhavoc

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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 12:07:36 pm »

I still hate the verification step before posting...
I posted to your other thread.  They are no longer requiring me to verify my posts.  Either it ended last night or once you hit 5+ posts maybe that requirement goes away.

I'm firing at will at this point.  Which may not be a good thing.

joe
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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 02:02:37 pm »

this would be my 5th post , lets see ;)
YEP from the 5th no more verification ;)
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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 04:22:22 pm »

While they're no longer made, I like the KRK K-Roks I've been using at home for quite some time.  Perhaps there are current equivalents from KRK.

We've been using the new smaller ADAMs (A3X, A7) quite a bit at work lately.  Not quite as powerful as the S3As but similar sound.  The A3Xs are nice for multi-speaker surround setups as they're small enough that you can get a bunch of them in a relatively small space and they have good imaging.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011, 05:49:37 pm »

While they're no longer made, I like the KRK K-Roks I've been using at home for quite some time.  Perhaps there are current equivalents from KRK.
I've had those at home for years now. Though I'm accustomed to them, there's something about 'em that has me wanting something else. They do pop up on eBay every now and then. Can you still get replacement woofers for those things?
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Re: What's Your Favorite Studio Monitors under $1000?
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2011, 06:40:57 pm »

While they're no longer made, I like the KRK K-Roks I've been using at home for quite some time.  Perhaps there are current equivalents from KRK.

They make the Rokit series, which are powered & quite cheap. I have no idea what they're like though.

My favourite under $1000 are still NS10's. I know 'em, and I like the mid range that others seem to dislike, so long as they're sitting in the right place.
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