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    Default Need Monitor Speakers - Any Suggestions?

    I'm in the market to get some new monitor speakers for doing some production (remixes n such) was wondering if anyone had any suggestions / recommendations.

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    Default krk rokits seem to be getting good reviews...

    Quote Originally Posted by midian View Post
    I'm in the market to get some new monitor speakers for doing some production (remixes n such) was wondering if anyone had any suggestions / recommendations.

    I hear nothing but good things about the krk Rokit series.

    you can find some good deals on ebay.

    my next pair of monitors will be the Rokit 5s with a RP-10s sub.

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    You can't go wrong with the KRK's. I work with a pair of RP5's in my apartment. They get plenty loud when you need them too and the sound quality is great. If you're looking for some more bang I would suggest the RP8's (these take up a lot more space though).

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    I've heard mixed about the KRK's... but I think the best place to start is a budget. Then we can really break down what's good.
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    Got a pair of Event ASP8's and I couldn't be happier.
    They have a full sounding low to mid range great for hip-hop.

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    a few things to consider as mentioned...
    budget
    the type of music you will be producing / remixing
    will these speakers also be used for dj sets at home
    will the speakers need to travel
    what kind of connections do you need for your sound card
    passive or active speakers
    - if passive then you need amplification
    - if active then you need a power supply
    do you want stereo or surround or a sub woofer
    how much space are you limited to

    I myself will be getting some 2nd hand monitors soon from a mate who is upgrading...
    http://www.behringer.com/B2031A/index.cfm Behringer Truth B2031A - they are not the best but they do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midian View Post
    I'm in the market to get some new monitor speakers for doing some production (remixes n such) was wondering if anyone had any suggestions / recommendations.
    If your looking for passive monitors for music production Alesis MKII Passive Monitors are supposed to be excellent.

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    If money is no object, go for the Mackie HR series.

    They're bloody brilliant. My friend uses them for his professional mixes and these active monsters are the bomb!
    (We also use them as we're busy finalising our own projects.)
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    There's such a huge range of monitors for a broad budget that it would be very helpful to know how much you want to spend. It also depends on what kind of music you're mixing, as different monitors have different strengths.

    Generally if you don't have a lot of money, I'm a big fan of Events and KRKs (though I prefer the old KRK V6s to the newere Rokits). If money is no option, Genelecs are amazing. If you can spend a bit but ain't rich, Mackie HR 824s are the flattest, cleanest monitors in their price range that I've ever heard.
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    I kind of agree with everyone here. after producing for many years and testing out many monitor pairs. The best lower cost options:
    events, krks

    and if you can afford them get a pair of 8" genelecs with a inexpensive sub.

    Then you will be very happy. I have the 4" genelcs for travelling and even they are sooo nice

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