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Title: What monitors are you using?
Post by: pohaku on November 23, 2017, 12:37:22 PM
And do you like them?

I am contemplating picking up a new pair of monitors for post work.  I am currently using a pair of old NHTPro A-10s and an even older pair of JBL 4406s (and, of course, the  always useful auto sound system).  I was wondering what others in the community are using and what you think of them.

Thanks!
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: Ben Turnbull on November 23, 2017, 10:10:49 PM
I  have limited space and budget so my Tannoy Reveal 402 work for me... but I hardly use them cause they can be heard next door in the apt. manager's office.  :shrug: These are the smallest of this line with 4" drivers and I'd expect the low end to improve as you went to the 502 and then  the 802.

Other's (http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=153475.msg1942405#msg1942405) input (http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=149804.0)
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: down2earthlandscaper on November 24, 2017, 03:37:20 AM
I have a pair of M-Audio AV40's and like them pretty well. B&H has had them on sale twice (that I know of) for a really good price. I think I actually got these on a "Deal of the Day" for something like $79.95
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: Sloan Simpson on November 24, 2017, 08:39:33 AM
JBL LSR308’s with the matching sub (LSR 310 I think it is). I’m happy with them, particularly since calibrating them to the room with Sonarworks Reference.
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: if_then_else on November 24, 2017, 11:48:39 AM
Another vote for JBL. I've got a pair of 305s, though.
I did quite a lot of research before I bought mine. From what I've read they're superior to the KRK Rokits (in the same price range) in terms of build quality.

FWIW: There's a good overview on (home) studio monitors on
https://ehomerecordingstudio.com/best-studio-monitors/ (https://ehomerecordingstudio.com/best-studio-monitors/)

Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: buckster on November 25, 2017, 01:41:00 PM
I  have limited space and budget so my Tannoy Reveal 402 work for me... but I hardly use them cause they can be heard next door in the apt. manager's office.  :shrug: These are the smallest of this line with 4" drivers and I'd expect the low end to improve as you went to the 502 and then  the 802.
Ten- four on the Tannoy 402's.  I love the size as space is a consideration and they sound terrific. 
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: goodcooker on November 27, 2017, 01:18:59 PM

My setup is a little unusual - Acoustic Research M2 two way bookshelf speakers from the 80s (8 inch driver and a 1 3/4 silk dome tweeter) with a powered Polk Audio 10 inch sub crossed over at ~100hZ.

(https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=u9PwgUEG&id=323498D8FBFEE0DF9D8E0A54A230C51D048F63A7&thid=OIP.u9PwgUEGMnzIoTS2eA17EADgEs&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fi46.servimg.com%2Fu%2Ff46%2F13%2F56%2F49%2F16%2Facoust10.jpg&exph=1067&expw=800&q=acoustic+research+m2+speaker&ajaxhist=0)
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: swordfish on November 28, 2017, 07:39:18 AM
I use a pair of eve audio 205...with a Steinberg UR 22 USB interface...
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: Ronmac on November 28, 2017, 07:51:24 AM
Dynaudio BM5 passives, driven by a Bryston 2B have served me well for years.

I will be adding a pair of Neumann KH120s as soon as I find a price that meets my available cash.
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: pohaku on November 28, 2017, 08:58:01 AM
Dynaudio BM5 passives, driven by a Bryston 2B have served me well for years.

I will be adding a pair of Neumann KH120s as soon as I find a price that meets my available cash.

I am interested in the Neumanns as well.  I’m hoping that someone who already has them comments on this thread.  Pricing, unfortunately, seems pretty uniform - or at least I have yet to see anyone put them on sale in any significant manner.
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: Ben Turnbull on December 24, 2017, 09:26:58 AM
^ Any movement here? Those Neumanns are the right size, but holy smokes do they want to sell any of them or not?  :o
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: BlindGuyEars on December 24, 2017, 05:18:43 PM
Adam Audio A7X's here. I absolutely love the soundstage and the tweeters!

Wish I could afford to bump up to the A77X.

I also check things on Grado RS1's. again, I need to bump up to the RS1E's some day when I have the cash.
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: pohaku on December 25, 2017, 02:22:52 AM
^ Any movement here? Those Neumanns are the right size, but holy smokes do they want to sell any of them or not?  :o

No holiday sale or anything.  I don't know if Neumann ever runs sales on their gear. I suspect not.  They seem to do pretty well at retail price maintenance (or at least holding a minimum advertised price).
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: noahbickart on December 25, 2017, 02:45:12 PM
Not "Monitors" in the strict sense, but I use the Eminent Technology lft-16 speakers. They sound amazing. (http://www.eminent-tech.com/index.html?fwd=LFT16.html)

If I can't listen on my nice stereo, I use headphones, either grace design m903> akg k701 or mytek dsd-192> hifiman 400,
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: rigpimp on December 29, 2017, 01:50:15 PM
Just following along since I may have to get some small monitors and abandon the Senny HD700's due to tinnitus.  I used to have my DAW hooked straight to my VR4Jrs but space limits that ability these days.
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: down2earthlandscaper on December 29, 2017, 11:54:59 PM
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1134162-REG/jbl_jbl_laser_305_studio.html

I just bought this set and am really happy with these so far. The Senal volume controller is a really nice bonus, as are the foam isolation pads.
Once I learn the characteristics of these I think they are going to help me put out a higher quality finished product.
But right out of the box they sound absolutely phenomenal. I like to just let music play all day on these...
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: rocksuitcase on January 02, 2018, 09:38:29 AM
I had the Audio Engine A2's for the last two years and have not been too impressed with them. the dome tweeters as opposed to horns seem to suck. That said, I received the Audio Engine S8 sub woofer as a Christmas gift and the combination finally has my oddly shaped listening area sounding pretty good (small 8x12, dormer style room with sloped roof). https://audioengineusa.com/shop/subwoofers/s8-powered-subwoofer/

all in all I would not rec the A2's for their less than stellar tweeters.
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: morst on January 08, 2018, 11:54:38 AM
I have a set of floor-standing a/d/s M12 Monitor speakers. Not practical for everyone but I really like them. Dual 8" woofers, 5" midrange and a dome tweeter. The tricky part is that the midrange is above the tweeter in a separate wooden section than the woofers to keep them from interacting

http://sportsbil.com/ads/m-12-owners-manual.pdf

I see them for $400-500 on forums, looks like a cosmetically damaged set went on ebay for $350 recently:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Monitor-Speakers-ADS-M12-Floor-Standing-Dual-8-inch-Woofer-/112564103178

Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: pohaku on January 08, 2018, 04:06:50 PM
I have a set of floor-standing a/d/s M12 Monitor speakers. Not practical for everyone but I really like them. Dual 8" woofers, 5" midrange and a dome tweeter. The tricky part is that the midrange is above the tweeter in a separate wooden section than the woofers to keep them from interacting

http://sportsbil.com/ads/m-12-owners-manual.pdf

I see them for $400-500 on forums, looks like a cosmetically damaged set went on ebay for $350 recently:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Monitor-Speakers-ADS-M12-Floor-Standing-Dual-8-inch-Woofer-/112564103178

Those look interesting.  I’ve never run across them before.
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: nor-cal henry on January 09, 2018, 07:31:33 PM
I'm using Mackie CR5BT speakers.  Small, clean and fairly accurate sound, and cheap.  1/4", RCA, 1/8", and Bluetooth input.
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: morst on January 11, 2018, 06:37:32 PM
I got them used, as recommended by an audiophile friend who had a lot of experience comparing fancy speakers. He said they were a good value. I may have paid $800 for the pair in 1996? Don't recall exactly but they were MSRP $2000/pair new.
I really like them, and if you want to bi-wire, or bi-amplify, they have the terminals.
(note that these are old-school "passive speakers" so you'll need amplification!!!)

I have a set of floor-standing a/d/s M12 Monitor speakers.

Those look interesting.  I’ve never run across them before.
Title: Re: What monitors are you using?
Post by: 108Ω on January 12, 2018, 10:56:35 PM
I took the plunge and upgraded the DAW to a pair of Dynaudio LYD 48s
Zero regrets