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Monitor Recs
« on: October 26, 2003, 02:52:13 PM »
Well, the time has come for me to get a good set of monitors.  Can this be done for under a grand?  Can I get some specific suggestions?  Also, here is the key-  I want monitors that represent my sound as it is, not as it should be.  Hence, I would like monitors with as little coloration as possible.  It doesn't help me to work on mastering if i get the sound as it SHOULD be :-)

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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2003, 04:13:29 PM »
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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2003, 07:38:27 AM »
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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2003, 07:57:37 AM »
Check out the Tannoy's 600A.  You can always add a sub later...  But If you had more cash to drop look into their Ellipse 8...  They are the shit!
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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2003, 02:20:25 PM »
i'm very happy with my alesis m1 active mkII;s, and for $399 a pair they sound great
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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2003, 02:39:11 PM »
all i know in terms of alesis is that i havent used one piece of alesis gear ive ever thought to sound good... im curious how they do on monitors though.

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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2003, 02:44:17 PM »
what about the tannoy 800's?  There's a used pair on audiogon for like 450... im curious

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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2003, 02:28:43 PM »
Mackie HR824 - a shy above $1000 but you won't get any better without going to Genelecs.  You can also get away with the HR624, but you'll definitely have to pair those up with a sub.  The HR824 pass enough lfe on the 8" cones without going to subs - but if you must the HRS120 will rattle the finish off the chrome...

Edit:  Each monitor is reference tested with the DPA Ref mic with a freq chart attached to each monitor.  What you capture is what you get, no colorization at all.  I shelfed my Tannoys b/c of these monitors, and now run 5 for 5.1 surround.
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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2003, 09:52:39 AM »
I've got a pair of 624's that I could sell you for a good price, PM if your interested . . .
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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2003, 03:45:53 PM »
Keep your eyes open for a pair of Meyer HD-1 can be found used very reasonable and are widely used in pro studios.

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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2003, 01:44:24 AM »
just found a good deal recently, sorry forgot to close the thread!

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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2003, 02:58:40 PM »
good deal on which monitors?

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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2003, 01:35:48 AM »
i got some jbl's for now till i can afford the tannoy 600a's.  i listened to a pair the other day and man these things are incredible.  they reveal every single flaw immaginable.  they are the grace 101 of monitors.  i really dig em.

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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2003, 11:05:43 PM »
I'd say the Earthworks Sigma 6.2 (I think that's the #) monitors are awesome, as are the Tannoy Ellipse. Of course, both of these retail upwards of $3k.
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Re:Monitor Recs
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2003, 12:52:46 AM »
I heard some of those Earthworks monitors- crystal in the high end, but almost brittle.  I wasn't exactly a fan, YMMV
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