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Old 12-27-2007, 02:11 PM
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Bedroom monitor choices??

I have been thinking of getting a set of active monitors the last couple of days to replace my B&W DM-602 S3 speakers and shoddy amp, they will be mostly for my bedroom DJ'ing duties.
My amp is dying a slow death lol and I can't be assed to fix it or anything, replacing the whole stuff would be nice and a set of active monitors is even more practical even though I used to think they are glorified PC speakers.
I was looking at the Event TR-8s or KRK RP-8s.what to do what to do???
I will go straight out of the House output on my 1620LE into the active speakers via XLR leads.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:09 PM
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I use a pair of the new Mackie HR624's V2's in my bedroom. I pump FLAC files through a Squeezebox directly into the Mackie's. Sounds lovely. Gigantic sweet spot for a studio monitors. I have an old pair of the HR824's as well at my workstation and I have to say the 624's sound better.

http://www.mackie.com/products/hrmk2/index.html
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:54 PM
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Mackies

I picked up some of the old Mackie HR824s (now discontinued) a couple of months ago for 500 from Digital Village, which was a real steal. For studio monitors they are really nice to listen to and not as harsh as some of the others I tried. If you can find them still I'd say they're a superb buy at that price.

Happy shopping.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:30 PM
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I use the older model Mackie HR824s as well. They sound nice, you can adjust the speakers to suit your space and the most important thing is that you don't don't have ear fatigue even after using them for a long time.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:20 PM
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LOL... I also have the 824's for my work set up but tiny Roland MA-8s for dj monitors.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:57 PM
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old school jbl 4312 studio monitors work great for me. like all vintage jbl products though, theyve become a little expensive when buying them used.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:09 PM
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sometimes you can find them "cheap" tho...

i recently came across a pair of Urei 809As at a fair price...

need to refoam or probably recone them tho'

nobody wanted to drive up boulder canyon to get them i figure...



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Old 12-29-2007, 05:15 PM
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:07 PM
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Alesis M1 Active

I have these they sound great and won't break your bank Best monitors for the price..
http://www.alesis.com/product.php?id=27
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Old 12-30-2007, 01:58 PM
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I have these they sound great and won't break your bank Best monitors for the price..
http://www.alesis.com/product.php?id=27

Same here ! Had my Alesis for a couple of years now, no question a good monitor for the price.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:40 PM
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I listened to the Alesis monitors few years ago and my B&W's and Talk amp sound miles better imo and the bass doesn't fart.
The Mackies though have got me interested, I like the fact that they are not ported, I will be on the look out for some HR-624Mk1's lol
Still undecided on all this though...
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:47 PM
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If I would stumble on a Pioneer Spec 2 or 4 power amp though that is a different story lol

Say hello to my little friend!!!
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:59 PM
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I have one of the Pioneer SF-850 Crossovers...

also very nice units...

post a pic soon (promise)

those M series amps look tasty as well IMO

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Old 12-31-2007, 01:15 PM
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Anybody have any thoughts on the JBL Control 5s?

I think somebody here said good things about the Control 1s but the ability to hang the 5s from the ceiling sounds nice.
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New Mackies:

http://www.gearjunkies.com/news_info.php?news_id=2500
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:26 PM
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my vote for Tannoy proto-j's if you can find them.
inexpensive,front ported and have usable low end.
to me they accurately reproduce across the full range without the midrange drop out you sometimes hear on higher priced speakers.
my 1/2 cent.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:58 PM
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I used and owned a few Tannoy speakers (Mercury, Revolution, MX, Reveal Passive) and I don't like the sound of Tannoy from what I have heard so far from, I think they are more suited to things like classical music and that stuff rather than Rock, Dance and the like. They sound nice with Orchestral, Classical and acoustic guitar music but with other types of music I felt they lacked excitement or dynamics.
I personally didn't like the midrange and found it way to over powering with not enough bass drive/flabby and I found they lacked dynamic punch
Just my opinion though and I haven’t heard their more up market speakers, I love the Tannoy brand but they just don’t suit my musical taste sound wise.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:01 PM
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If I had all the cash I would go and get B&W's 800D series, very very impressive or the Nautilus; that even comes with an active cross over.


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Old 01-03-2008, 06:19 PM
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Anyone heard any reviews on the new 600 range from B&W yet??
These replace my DM-602S3's
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:38 AM
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I have an older pair of 600's, great value. 800D, one can only dream..

currently running:
Urei 813b / BGW performance series 3
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:42 AM
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genelec have to be the best sounding moniter speakers i have heard but there not cheap
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genelec have to be the best sounding moniter speakers i have heard but there not cheap
Yes Genelecs are very nice sounding and they are quite a bit more expensive but you do get what you pay for. As for a home monitoring solution for a home DJ booth they are probably an overkill.

If I was mastering or recording my own music then I would use them without a doubt. The Mackie 824 are no doubt a clone of the Genelec 1031A but at a much lower price. The 824's now would be the replacement to the old Yamaha NS10 range (Which are still used even today). Just about all studios have a pair so it's a constant common reference.
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:50 AM
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hi everyone,

Im glad this thread has been raised as im in the market for some new monitors, so i hope you dont mind me hijacking it slightly?

primarily i would be using the monitors for my decks and some production work at home.

I was looking at the following monitors as i can get them for approx the same price. ive read a few reviews on each of them and they all seem to get good reviews so ive been unsure which way to go?

1. the new Mackie HR624
2. Genelec 8030
3. KRK VXT6

wondered what peoples opinion here was on each of these or if anyone had any of them and could give me some advice?

thanks for your time

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Old 01-09-2008, 08:55 AM
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1. the new Mackie HR624
2. Genelec 8030
3. KRK VXT6

I have Mackies and they sound great. I have heard many types of Genelecs but not the ones you have mentioned but they all sound very nice. I have also hear KRK's and for some reason they didn't have as full as sound as other monitors.

Another one I would look at would be DynAudio BM6A's. I like their speakers quite a lot.

http://www.dynaudioacoustics.com/Default.asp?Id=9447

At the end of the day, it really comes down to what you like the sound of and how much cash your are willing to spend.
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