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    Default speakers blew out. looking for new ones

    I know there are a bunch of threads on this, but I didn't really get a good answer? I've been using some Klipsch Ipod speakers and sub up until they blew out a few days ago. I'm lookin to get new ones I can use for casual house parties and for my own personal use, practice, etc since I don't have $700 to buy some real speakers and subs. Right now I'm thinking either

    Alesis M1Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair

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    MAUDIO AV20 STUDIO MONITOR

    The MAUDIO's look kinda small? I want some decent bass support despite the fact they're in the 100+ price range. Would either of these be good enough? It's hard to choose without actually hearing them.

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    Sean

    P.S. Any suggestions to keep this blowing out thing from happening again?

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    Get some larger active monitors, a friend of mine uses behringers truth-series and he's a pro producer and a label owner so I guess he knows his stuff. Oh ya, they're loud enough too.

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    I have the Alesis M1 Active MKII and i love them

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    I had a similar problem, and bought these. Although you live in the US i believe, i'm sure you could find some stuff like this around online or something.

    Not 100% legit, but they are loudd
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    I had the Alesis M1Active 520 and they were good enough for a party with 60-80 people with loud clear music. Great choice on a budget!

    BUT if you can get a pair of KRK Rokit 6"

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    Default go used MKII's or Rokit 5's or new M1Active 520's?

    Quote Originally Posted by liam1895 View Post
    I had the Alesis M1Active 520 and they were good enough for a party with 60-80 people with loud clear music. Great choice on a budget!

    BUT if you can get a pair of KRK Rokit 6"
    How was the low end? Can I avoid buying a sub with those?

    Now, so far I'm between these:

    Alesis Monitor One MKII's
    KRK Rokit 5's
    M1Active 520's

    I wanna go with the cheapest one's that will still get the job done. Something tells me I'm gonna end up buying the M1Active 520's if I cant find a decent set of the others used..and cheap...heh

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    With 5' speakers you will end up buying a sub. Get at least 6', better would be 8'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanm500 View Post
    How was the low end? Can I avoid buying a sub with those?

    Now, so far I'm between these:

    Alesis Monitor One MKII's
    KRK Rokit 5's
    M1Active 520's

    I wanna go with the cheapest one's that will still get the job done. Something tells me I'm gonna end up buying the M1Active 520's if I cant find a decent set of the others used..and cheap...heh
    My 520's monitors are sound and are actually better in the low end then my KRK's i think? They also got some fair volume for the price.

    Bass is great for the money you pay for them too, Not at all that much noticeable from the KRK's.

    I take it your playing alot of bassy shit??

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    KRKs are great with a 10s KRK sub but on their own the low end sucks. I have the 8s and without the sub I would take 5" monitors from tannoy or yamaha over them. Even the 10" KRKs have pathetic bass.

    If you are doing parties I would just get one active speaker. Behringer is cheap but they don't sound too great. Look on craigslist for a used powered qsc speaker or something and go mono for now. monitors are a no no for anything other than monitoring.

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