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Old 13th November 2009
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little monitoring

Hello,

I have to move on in a little flat in January.

At this moment, I have Fostex PM1 MKII. And I think to sell it and buy some little monitorings, but I dont know what to choose.

I did a list :

KRK VXT4
KRK RP5
Yamaha HS50M
JBL 2325


I produce disco house music.
I'd like to buy some monitorings as good as my Fostex. (Okay, its not that good, but...)


Any ideas?

Buying monitorings is so fussy!


Thanks,

J.
Old 13th November 2009
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Genelec 8020A

You really can't get smaller than that.

-Tomi
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http://www.fh-wuerzburg.de/fh/videos...s/prodrech.jpg

Oh thats true! thats perfect...I'm going to try them!
Hope they'll be 'good'

Thanks man!

J.
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If you're happy with your PM1's why not consider PM0.5 or PM0.4's.
I have a pair of 0.4's as a second pair and I think they sound great for such a little monitor. I've not heard the PM1's, but I would imagine that they retain some character throughout the range.
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I can't tell I'm not happy...for 400 euros...thats cool.

I'll try the genelec, I read some feedbacks, they seem okay...

Im not mixing/mastering my track, so thats mainly for composing.
The little thing that afraids me is the low frequency.
Old 13th November 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JayPee ➑️
...I did a list :
KRK VXT4
KRK RP5
Yamaha HS50M
JBL 2325
..
Well everybody will say monitors are highly personal; myself I really dislike KRK. They sound strange and I can't mix for **** on them. I have a pair of RP5s now for my home theatre and a pair of Yamaha HS80M.

If you're concered about your bass all those small cone speakers are not gonna cut it - unless you get a sub but that takes more effort to get right.

The Yamahas are mid-rangey, have quite a bit of controls and most of all bad mixes sound like **** on them.
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Originally Posted by lain2097 ➑️
If you're concered about your bass all those small cone speakers are not gonna cut it
Hope so!

Thanks a lot for your answers men, appreciate that.
I'll try the genelec, if its okay, I'll buy them!
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you can always get the 7050B subwoofer to accompany the little genelecs if you're worried about the bass response.

by the way, there even smaller genelecs, check out the 6010A & 5040A combo.

-Tomi
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Yep, the sub is a lil bit expansive for me right now, but thats a good solution for the future ;o)
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Genelec 8020As are okay, but they are quite coloured. They also run out of steam pretty easily + the rear-firing port makes them very sensitive to placement. They can technically be mounted on a microphone stand (I use 8020As as rears like this) but they sound far better (usually) when on their rubber feet on the edge of a surface...
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K&H o110 are too expansive...I didn't know them. But, I'll think abt them later -when I won't be a broke ass student anymore.

Can't wait to test the genelec and Krk!
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Did you get a listen to those? What did you get?
Old 11th December 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JayPee ➑️
Hello,

I have to move on in a little flat in January.

At this moment, I have Fostex PM1 MKII. And I think to sell it and buy some little monitorings, but I dont know what to choose.

I did a list :

KRK VXT4
KRK RP5
Yamaha HS50M
JBL 2325


I produce disco house music.
I'd like to buy some monitorings as good as my Fostex. (Okay, its not that good, but...)


Any ideas?

Buying monitorings is so fussy!


Thanks,

J.
Event ALP5's great monitors as per expected not much bass but they are crystal clear / what you hear is what you get
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and the winner is....

Which speaker did you go with?
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small monitors, and extended, linear bass range are two diametraly oposite things. everything else is just marketing and outright BULL.


anyway a small flat w small monitors is okay for making arrangement/composing, but to do a really good mix in DISCO HOUSE, that will eventually move asses in the clubs , you gotta check it on some big full range monitors in a nice, acoustically treated room.
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Originally Posted by lain2097 ➑️
The Yamahas are mid-rangey, have quite a bit of controls and most of all bad mixes sound like **** on them.
that's a good thing tho, right? i've got my eye on those 80s...


Quote:
Originally Posted by genieg ➑️
Event ALP5's great monitors as per expected not much bass but they are crystal clear / what you hear is what you get
i've had the ALP5s for a long time, they are indeed great monitors, my small issue with them tho is that there's no clasp to lock in the XLRs. not a big deal, and if you dont move anything it's fine, but the second there's tension from you moving the speaker the cable or what it's connected to, it just falls right out.
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Originally Posted by in a blue field ➑️
that's a good thing tho, right? i've got my eye on those 80s...
Yes exactly, these are to MAKE music on not listen. Probably not the most exacting accurate but really more than good enoughthumbsup I love them for eq decisions, they make it glaringly stick out. Also the amount of bass they can make are enough to have me cut some down for my neighbours' sake.
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