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Good monitors for a cheap price

Post by bruno belluomini » Fri May 12, 2006 3:40 pm

Dubstep production is all about sub... So... Which ones do you recommend?

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Post by docwra » Fri May 12, 2006 4:04 pm

U pay for what you get basically. But when i actually do get round to getting the money to buy monitors i will get a pair of Alesis M1 MK 2's. Good monitors at a pretty affordable price.

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Post by capes » Fri May 12, 2006 4:38 pm

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Post by random trio » Sat May 13, 2006 3:14 pm

i use tannoy reveals

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Post by 8bitwonder » Sat May 13, 2006 3:31 pm

Docwra wrote:U pay for what you get basically. But when i actually do get round to getting the money to buy monitors i will get a pair of Alesis M1 MK 2's. Good monitors at a pretty affordable price.
oi oi using a pair at the momment god they are loud and clear :D

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Post by 7 below » Sat May 13, 2006 5:15 pm

I've got tapco S8s, which I've been quite happy with so far... £300

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Post by Citrus Boy » Sun May 21, 2006 2:06 pm

RANDOM TRIO wrote:i use tannoy reveals
ditto..but seriously thinking about a separate subwoofer..

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Post by doomstep » Sun May 21, 2006 2:17 pm

I'd love one of these . . . . . .

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Post by je:5 » Sun May 21, 2006 5:31 pm

These are the ones i'm using at the minute - http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/page/shop ... ct_id/4478

My mate has some Samson active Resolvs and they are supposed to be really good for the price too.

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Post by subzer » Sun May 21, 2006 6:49 pm

RANDOM TRIO wrote:i use tannoy reveals
same here..... think its the best you can get in this price range

doomstep: looks interesting! :o

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Post by excision » Mon May 22, 2006 3:03 am

I like mine. Dynaudio bm6a's :)

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BM6A/

Designed to be accurate from very low volumes to very loud volumes. But you pay extra for that. Being able to make bass patches at 3am is worth it ;)

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Post by subzer » Mon May 22, 2006 12:50 pm

Excision wrote:Being able to make bass patches at 3am is worth it ;)
thats really a GOOD sales argument! :D

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Post by necron99 » Mon May 22, 2006 7:49 pm

I use headphones, but GOOD headphones. I mostly produce away from my apartment, or really late at night (I work two jobs for about 55-60 hrs a week)

If you want headphones that sound like near field monitors, go with the Ultrasone dj pro 1. Either google it or check out there home page http://www.ultrasone.com
But you pretty much have to hear them to belive them......other wise for monitors, I would say save up and get either mackiehr824s, or genelecs, with a seperate sub...but those are $$$$$$$$

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Post by kodama » Fri May 26, 2006 4:26 am

I don't mind the Behringer Truths for the price. Not strictly a "flat" monitor sound (they pack some serious bass, but you can roll it off using switches on the back of the speaker), but impressive for the price.

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Post by batfink » Fri May 26, 2006 9:39 am

You don;t need your sub to match your speakers. You just need a good sub full stop.

You'll pay way over the odds for a matching sub if you're not careful.

http://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofers.htm

^^^
this bunch make subs and sub amps for a whole load of other well respected brands and they are shit hot value for money.

If you just need something to fill in the low freqs your main monitors can;t handle then one of these will do the job! :D
is it?

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Post by subeena » Fri May 26, 2006 2:29 pm

fostex pm 05

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Post by threnody » Wed May 31, 2006 11:56 am

I've got Tannoy reveals. Good speakers but i can definatly hear the difference when i use the studio at work with nice Mackies!

There is a chart in future music this month with the best monitors for the price range......

Fostex PM05 get a mention but apparantly not v accurate.
Yamaha MSP3 (£190) come out best for accurate and good, cheap monitors.

If you want to spend a bit more they suggest Event tr5/samson resolv 65a (£300-350)

and filthy amounts Genelec 1029A (£600), Mackie HR824 (£1200) or another yamaha MSP10 (£1258).

...Oh and get them delivered! I nearly broke my back taking mine from Turnkey to Preston via the tube and british rail!!

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Post by subeena » Wed May 31, 2006 12:07 pm

the fostex pm0.5 are the only fostex ones good to take..i work in a music shop, and the bigger ones gave problems to different people...
2ways (active) speakers, strong bass -not very loud tho- ...definitely worth for the price you pay, which is about 300 euro -cant exactly calculate it in punds..maybe 200?

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Post by drawkafella » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:36 am

even the best monitors can sound like shit in a room with shitty acoustics.
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Post by pk- » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:47 pm

sorry to bump such an old thread but i was just wondering if anyone could recommend a sub around the £100 mark? (preferably below the £100 mark, but i doubt that's possible). i've got a pair of M-Audio DX4s (lol, i know, but i couldnt afford anything better)

realise that's a bit tight but i'm absolutely skint. i've been looking at second hand ones on ebay but i just wanted to check whether there was something i could get that won't explode after 5 minutes of usage

cheers

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