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    I have a pair of JBL LSR305s. I attempted to bring one to use as a stage monitor for the bar i spin weekly at. Needless to say i wont be doing that again. It was too directional. You had to be right up next to it to be able to hear it. I thought i was being generous but apparently I blew it. The high frequency driver is very chunky but the bass sounds fine. I liked how they sounded but i use them as my main practice DJ speakers and even in my room i felt like they were just barely not enough. I have a lot of friends who come over and mix multiple times a week so we have fun and they get used. I was thinking of getting a new pair but im not sure what. I have 2 subwoofers so i dont really need any more rolling low end. Just a good punch. Can anyone recommend something that has a stronger high end?

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    I have the QSC K12's Love em.
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    Specifically for foldback monitor, Dynacord AXM12.
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    lol thanks for the reccomendations but i blew a studio monitor and am looking for another studio monitor. the bar i resident at uses K12's as mains. or 1 k12 rather as one of the weekend djs blew the other one and hasnt been fixed for 2 months now :/ but thats another story

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    I have rokit 6's. Not the best but do the job, and got them very cheap

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    How much are you willing to spend? If you're on a budget I'm happy with my Presonus Eris E5s, but I'd look to upgrade them if I had the cash. Upgrading decks are the next priority for me though.
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    The rokits are good but again i have 2 subs and i dont need more bass and i feel thats where they really shine.

    kinda looking for options, budget, mid range, top quality

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    Mackie MR8 or M7.
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    So let's look at why you've wrecked one of your speakers - you took a dome tweeter to a compression driver party.

    Simply put, the dome tweeter in your LSR's are made for close monitoring, like in a studio ... They are not designed at all to compete in a room where there are PA speakers.

    My advise would be to get a set of decent PA speakers, and probably a sub to suit, so that you can take it to gigs where there is inadequate or non existent foldback. This is what I have the AXM12's for ... And they're great for when you're having a BBQ with mates or washing the car in the back yard. K12's would also do a fine job.

    Studio monitors are just that, for the studio where you use them for low to mid level critical listening, not for high level jamming with mates.
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    You blew a monitor over a QSC K12? Wow.

    K12s are entry level tops.

    Sounds like you were trying to compensate for that blown K12.

    Which means you were not using the JBL 5 inch as a monitor but as a lob-sided main.

    Smooth move.

    I don't believe in monitors unless I'm building a pro studio and charging people to produce.

    I would buy two QSC K12s and bang them out for my studio and gigs.

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