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Recommend Powered home recording monitor speakers

Motterpaul

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So, I bought some JBL control ones for my computer, and one blew out within a few months (grrr), So I borrowed my studio monitors for my home computer and since I actually spend a lot of time listening here, I think I will leave them. So Ihave to replace my DAW speakers.

What do you recommend for home mixing. I do not want to spend a lot of money (up to maybe $350 used if that is reasonable). I prefer powered speakers.
 

mrface2112

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First off, how's the acoustic treatment in your room?

Next, and i hate to say it, but honestly, you'll be scraping the bottom of the barrel with a pair of $400 monitors, especially in an untreated room. Even really nice monitors will not translate in an untreated room.

If you haven't treated your room, honestly I would advise investing in a couple sets of good headphones and mixing on them, switching back and forth to find a happy balance.


cheers,
wade
 

Motterpaul

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I have heard good things about HS50M Yamahas.

The Prodipe Pro Ribbon 8s also look interesting - good review.

I know its a cheap price, but I have found I can record and mix on Auratones if I have to... For me its just matter of getting used to a set of monitors. And of course, that is the "used" price since that is where I get most things.

I am not trying to create professional, competitive mixes, just demos for writing my own songs.
 

3th3r

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Another good choice would be a pair of used KRK Rokit RP8 or RP8G2. New they go for about $500, but used they should be around your price point.
 

mrface2112

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but I'd certainly want to try a set as a secondary reference.
I've got Event ASP8's and they really get the job done. I'd been looking at picking up a set of Avantone mixcubes as a "smaller" secondary reference, but I may have to look into some of those D5's instead. The price is definitely right.

cheers,
wade
 

Tazboy

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I have a pair of the Equator D5 monitors connected to my PC. They are fantastic monitors at the introductory, direct buy price of $300. I second the recommendation of these monitors.
 

lespaulreedsmith

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I got a set of the Samson GT4's for $163.00 from Z Sounds. Built in 48v phantom, USB interface, small foot print, decent reviews... I like 'em so far after selling my KRK V6's and the features (usb interface, phantom, etc.) all work really well so go figure... (really looking at the Equator D5's also in the post above)

 

mthomps

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I use Mackie MR5s. I like them a lot. A lot of clean headroom. References mixes I listen to sound great. There is a 0, 2, and 4 db boost on the low and highs respectivly so if you are consistently getting unbalanced mix results when listening through other systems you can experiment with these to fool yourself in to getting that frequency range lower or higher. Sub bass below 60-70hz drops out fast but it is a 5 inch woofer.
 
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Teleking

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I have a pair of the Equator D5 monitors connected to my PC. They are fantastic monitors at the introductory, direct buy price of $300. I second the recommendation of these monitors.

How do you connect them to your PC? Which cable would you use?

Been thinking about buying these just for my business computer to listen to music with. Thanks
 

MSS

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I just pulled the trigger on those D5's. Great money-back guarantee and if they sound better than my KrK's, those will go. If they don't sound as good, I can ship them back for a refund.
 






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