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Very Inexpensive FRFR Monitor Solution!

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by poorbutclassy, May 15, 2011.

  1. poorbutclassy

    poorbutclassy Member

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    I'm sure this may be old news to many of you, but I just discovered the Roland Cube Monitor CM-30. This morning I used it and I was able to hear better than ever! The CM-30 mounts on a mic stand, so I was able to put it just off stage, but pointed right at my face, at eye-level, and I was blown away at the results. I've been running out of my Pod through my left XLR out to FOH, so today I ran the right XLR to the Cube.

    This probably won't work for everyone, but I'm used to low stage volumes. It's no replacement for a 4x12, but it works very well for small venues or acoustically sensitive sound guys... ;)

    i actually bought two of them for my wife (keyboard player), but after today, we'll be sharing them. :D

    I bought them off of ebay for $100 each...
     
  2. eclecto-acoustic

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    Yeah, they are great little units for near field. If you don't push it too hard you can get some decent, clear bass.
     
  3. fakeox

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    I sometimes use my Mustang II.
     
  4. poorbutclassy

    poorbutclassy Member

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    I thought so too. I was very surprised at the quality of sound for the size...
     
  5. mattball826

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    ikey near field mons. inexpensive and sound great
     
  6. guitarnet70

    guitarnet70 Member

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    +1, the 808 are great!
     
  7. lspaulsp

    lspaulsp Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't laugh, my son's friend is monitoring his thru his Sony boom box and playing CD's during breaks.
    Get creative.
     
  8. guitarnet70

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    :rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao

    lol!
     
  9. poorbutclassy

    poorbutclassy Member

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    Nice!
     
  10. scotchtape800

    scotchtape800 Member

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    I'd like to check out the iKeys but I'm buying online.
    Too bad they don't have any real legit reviews.
    There's a couple of votes from TGP and that one guy's youtube video, but besides that no "real" feedback.
    Going to go with KRKs despite them not being the best either.
     
  11. guitarnet70

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    I've A/B'd the KRK and the iKey (together with Yamaha and lot's other) and I have the iKey's now. To get something better you need to step up to the Adams K7x. Big bang for the bucks, IMHO (I've sold my Fostex's for twice the price I've paid for the iKey's and the iKey's ARE a lot better)
     

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