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Old 24th January 2007
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Cheap Near Field Monitors

I plan on buying a pair of cheap nearfield monitors for Pc usage (occasional home recordesque stuff and just music).

I am currently considering the following:

Yamaha Hs80
Prodide Pro 8
Event TR6
Roland DS-5

Those are the ones I have good measurements on, and that are decently neutral. The most neutral is probably the Event, followed by Yamaha.
I know this is not majorly important, but what I do not want are regional peaks that would not translate well. All of those monitors do a decent job.

What I am kind of partial about, is that Event and Propide have no waveguide, which might be a little problematic considering I am going to use them in my bedroom, mostly.

So maybe you could tell me something about how those monitors translate. I want to eliminate at least three until I start testing them.
Old 24th January 2007
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could someone please nudge this into the budget forum - i am an idiot
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wow, two suggestions for the vl-x5's. i actually use these as a second set myself and really like the sound of them, especially for their price/size. there's something about switching back and forth between a mix and a commercial release on them that works very well. it looks like your budget might be more than twice what these cost so you could use the rest for room treatment which will always increase mix translation. but if you're sticking to your list i would probably lean toward the hs80m's.
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The Tascam are even less than I originally tried to spend, but the response seems to be really good.
So it's probably gonna be between the Tascam, Yamaha and KRK.
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Try Adam a7- they are awesome.
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