Speaker Dilemma: Rokit 6's or Discontinued Studio Precision 8's?
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    Default Speaker Dilemma: Rokit 6's or Discontinued Studio Precision 8's?

    Ok guys got a dilemma and I need your help because I am still pretty new to DJing and professional audio equipment.

    My cousin has a pair of Event SP8's that he purchased when he went to music production school. He is now a personal trainer and doesn't use them. They are very nice Studio Monitors that originally retailed around $1200 a piece when he purchased them about 3 or 4 years ago. Unfortunately they are now discontinued. Both speakers are still in perfect condition, I have heard them, seen them, touched them so I know he is not screwing me. He is willing to sell them to me, as a pair, for $300. I know it sounds ridiculous but we are family and I know he is serious.
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Event-St...LAID=614894881

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    I could just buy a pair of the highly popular, tried and true, Rokit 6's for around the same price and have a little more customer support if something breaks or goes wrong. I hear they are a great deal for the sound quality and a lot of people stand by them.
    http://www.krksys.com/krk-studio-mon...t/rokit-6.html

    My question(s):
    Should I buy the SP8's or the RP6's?
    Are the SP8's obsolete these days?
    Is it a big deal if those speakers are discontinued?

    If you have experience with the Event SP8's let me know what you thought.

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    No contest. I have the KRK 6's and I love them but I would take the Events in a second. Buy the events and I'll trade you my KRKs for them!
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    I'll trade you my Rokit 8's for the Event SP8s!

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    sounds like a stupid question, go for the sp8's they will be way better than the krk's and you no they havnt been thrashed cos your cuz wouldnt sell em if he new they were damaged

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    Great, I was hoping you guys would say that.

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    sp8's for sure. A good friend of mine has the unpowered less expensive 8's and they sound fantastic.

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    krks all the way!
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    Ok i purchased the speakers and they sound amazing. Im very happy.
    I have run into a problem though.
    I am using an audio 2 sound card. When I use 1/4 inch cables to connect my speakers. The sound is really messed up, the bass isn't there and the highs are all messed up.
    Wen I use 3.5mm cable it works fine. Why does it do that? I prefer to use 1/4inch cables. Does my audio 2 sound card not put out enough power for a 1/4 inch cable or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbcrazy9898 View Post
    Ok i purchased the speakers and they sound amazing. Im very happy.
    I have run into a problem though.
    I am using an audio 2 sound card. When I use 1/4 inch cables to connect my speakers. The sound is really messed up, the bass isn't there and the highs are all messed up.
    Wen I use 3.5mm cable it works fine. Why does it do that? I prefer to use 1/4inch cables. Does my audio 2 sound card not put out enough power for a 1/4 inch cable or something?
    Uhh…you know the outputs on the Audio 2 are Stereo and not balanced, right? Or am I missing something?

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