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Re: What monitors are you using?
« Reply #15 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...
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Re: What monitors are you using?
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: What monitors are you using?
« Reply #17 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

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Re: What monitors are you using?
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: What monitors are you using?
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: What monitors are you using?
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: What monitors are you using?
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2018, 10:56:35 PM »
I took the plunge and upgraded the DAW to a pair of Dynaudio LYD 48s
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