KRK 6 G2 Monitors in my flat
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    Default KRK 6 G2 Monitors in my flat

    Hey guys,

    I just got a set of KRK 6's to use with my cdjs and 1210's. The only problem is that my neighbors below me love to complain about noise. I use to have a set of cheap logitech speakers (with a sub), and until i got it all set up okay, (sub down, and a pillow under the sub), the neighbors were complaining constantly. It's a classic case of neighbors complaining that the bass is shaking there floor.

    I've got them set up on my dj table, but i feel like even with some padding under each KRK, they are still causing vibrations for the neighbors. (I haven't had a complaint yet, but would like to avoid it if possible.)

    As most of your already know there is no nob on the back of these monitors to turn the bass down, so i was thinking getting some monitor stands would help isolate the bass from shaking the floor. Will spending around 100 on some decent monitor stands significantly reduce the krks from shaking the floor?

    Any recommendations on monitor stands, or an alternative way to keep the neighbors happy, while having my krks at a decent volume?
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    The KRKs are not that bass heavy without a sub and honestly the more expensive logitechs with a sub pump out a lot more bass. Just get some cheap monitor isolation pads if you are really worried but if having 6" monitors on a table is disturbing your neighbors I don't really think much you do will help.


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    Monitor stands are normally designed to have a stable solid footing on the floor, not to isolate. I doubt they'll stop bass from travelling through the floor. Best option is just padding underneath.
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    You might have bass knobs on your mixer or DJ software that can turn down the bass; try using those if it's an issue. And just keep the overall volume down, that will help too. But without a sub you're not really putting that much bass into the floor anyway. I suppose another option is to downgrade to the KRK 5s....
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    i got the auralex pads and they cut out almost all vibration

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    Quote Originally Posted by no_rex4u View Post
    i got the auralex pads and they cut out almost all vibration
    yeah, seriously

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auralex-MOPA...item43ae320254

    I'f you still have vibrations from the noise afterwards, i think some bass traps could help. Otherwise, i'd look into getting a small pa mixer to run your master signal through, then just eq the bass to a more neighbor-friendly level

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    34 bucks for foam...damn...or am I missing something?
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    you get 4 pieces of foam (2 per speaker) and 4 more pieces that act as extra foam/angle the speakers.
    i got my rp2's and the foam for $200 brand new on CL

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