8" monitor pair for use with AXFX?

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  1. onedge custom

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    Hello all,

    I am looking for a little more volume and "thump" from my home rig (note I only use AXFX in home studio environment). Presently use ROKIT 6 G3 and am happy enough (but they are a little boxy and when loud you can hear them start to struggle)

    I was going to go the CLR or Gemeni 1 (single unit), but can't afford 2 and frankly think will be overkill (and the sum to mono thing kinda bums me out)

    After some research here am looking at the following 8" pairs and seeking input form you?

    JBL LSR308'a
    Yamaha HS8's
    Or just more of the same with Rokit RP8 G3's

    Pricing is about equal for all options...

    I know that auditioning is the best option but I live in the middle of a mountain range and distance is an issue (mail order is what I will be doing)

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Ape Factory

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    Check out the M-Audio stuff as well. I've been using BX-8 D2's for years without issue and frankly, they're very very good for the money. Plenty of bass. You'd have to spend north of $1000/pr before you'd really notice any difference. I have not tried their newer carbon coned model just yet.
     
  3. neoprimitive

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    Get the JBL's. I have the LSR 305's and I use them with my RP500. They are amazing for the price. The 308's will do the job nicely and then some. They don't stuggle at all, they have all the headroom they need and sound clear as a bell when cranked up loud.
     
  4. randombastage

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    I changed from 5" Roland monitors to 8" Behringer and even though the 8" were not considered as high quality they sounded much better for guitar amp modeling application.

    One CLR sounds MUCH better though even though it means mono.
     
  5. wcfields

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    HS8's are great monitors......
     
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    I got the BX8 Carbons which I use with the Kemper. Love 'em!
     
  7. Brian Johnston

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    I'm using Rokit 8s and like them, but have nothing to compare them to... more than enough volume. I added their subwoofer, which is good for drums and bass with no effect on the guitar (so you may not need that or want that). I later added Rokit 5s, which are situated to the side and behind me... wow... great surround effect. And because they're the same company and sonic quality, I don't find my mixing or sound quality changes whether I'm just using the 8s or the 8s + 5s.
     
  8. FPFL

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    I have HS8s and a CLR.
    Very different use cases but both are great for what they are.

    The HS8 are near field and on a desk. Very happy with them.

    I use a
    CLR on the floor. Great dispersion even with just one.
     
  9. awdwon

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    Maybe add the Equator D8 to the list. Replaced a set of Rokit 6s with these and the difference was night and day.
     
  10. birdie_in_texas

    birdie_in_texas I can haz virgins? Silver Supporting Member

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    Check out the M-Audio stuff as well. BX-8 D2's

    +1
     
  11. MikeVB

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    Are there any inexpensive near fields that are a good compromise between mixing and just playing/listening for pleasure through your computer?

    I just ordered a pair of JBL LSR305 but sort of wished I'd gone for the 308s.
     
  12. randombastage

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    These are a candidate that fits your description pretty well
     
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    I think you'll probably be happy with the 305's.
    I have a pair that I use with my HD500X at home, they sound very very good and can get louder than I ever need.
     
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  15. Ape Factory

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    ^^^I was actually curious about those. I've heard some so-so reviews but it's because they need to be tweaked a bit with the controls on the back. But seems like they'd be a step up from the regular M-Audio B8 DX-2s.
     

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