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some loud "party" monitors?
Old 28th September 2002
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some loud "party" monitors?

We're just about done moving into our new studio and the control room sounds very nice. But our two monitor systems are both too small for the room if we want to ever crank it up. (my Hafler P3000 and Tannoy Reveals, his Blue Sky System 1) Both monitor systems are great as nearfields were intended to be used; for moderate volume listening in a specific "sweet spot". But we enjoy the luxury of our nearly 400sf control room and there are times that we would like to be able play a track back and fill up the room. This is completely unnecessary for work, both existing systems get the actual job done fine; we'd just like to find an inexpensive "party" system. My Hafler P3000 could even do double duty as the amp for this louder system, so all we probably need are a pair of midfield type monitors. Just based on my own experience in the old days, my first suggestions are Altec 604s, Tannoy Little Golds any of the mid-sized JBL boxes. But I'm sure that other folks have put some more thought into this, so what would be a decent. inexpensive pair of used 12" or 15" monitors for end of the night, crack a beer and crank it up listening?

thanks.
steve
Old 29th September 2002
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I need speakers like this as well. Something for the band to enjoy the sound of. Also would work well for doing overdubs with the guitar/bass players with their cabinet out in the tracking room. Problem is I cant see myself spending a ton of money on something that wont help my mixes.
Old 29th September 2002
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Look some old Urei mains. I had a pair of 809's in an old room. They sound great in soffits but I sold them when I moved out of that space. They're very forward sounding speakers, think NS-10's on steriods but with bottom. All of them are co-ax "time aligned" or whatever you want to call it. The 809 has a 12" woofer, the 811 has a 15" and the 813 is a dual 15". I paid $400 for my 809s and sold them for $650. I know one studio/band that paid about $1000 (well under $2K anyway) for a pair of 813s.
Old 29th September 2002
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JBL LSR32, they have 12" woofers.

Hafler 9505 amp.

Then you would have a dual purpose set up: Party monitors and a monitors/amp that would be a great main's set up for your size room. Check your bottom!

I bought my LSR32's for $900 a pair used.

I have 2 9505's...one I bought for $900 used and the other for $700 used. I only use 1 9505 for the pair of LSR32's...but one day I'm gonna bridge both 9505's and see what it's like driving each speaker with it's own 9505tut

And yes they crank! But also sound good at low levels.

BTW, with the LSR32's 4 ohm rating, the 9505's are suppose to put out 375 watts RMS, each channel (the 9505 are 250watts @ 8 ohms). Brutalheh

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Old 30th September 2002
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You should look for 811's or 813's...but beware..spares are hard to find..some early ones..not at all. some of our studios have Mackie SR1530's for hip hop programming/playback...the needs of loud playback dont mesh well with a tight budget...espcially if your looking for studio monitor quality
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