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New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:23 pm

I've been using a pair of KRK Rokit 5 (1st gen) for some time, and thought they were fine until one just crapped out on me recently.

I was thinking of just getting a replacement, or even moving to a slightly bigger size like the 6s, but then figured, if I'm going to replace the pair, maybe I should investigate other options first.

I was hoping to find a pair of 6s for $300 or less, so with that price range in mind, do people have any suggestions for other powered monitors that might trump the KRKs? These were my first proper monitors, so I don't have a lot to compare against.
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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:11 am

MSP7s or Adam A7s.

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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:32 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:MSP7s or Adam A7s.
hmm.. probably should have specified - was looking for ~$300 for a pair.
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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:41 am

I wouldn't recommend anything in that price range. Might as well save some more money and get something that's an improvement, once you use decent monitors you'll never go back.

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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:53 am

Kind of imagined you'd say that! :lol:

I agree, better monitors are a good idea, but let's just hypothetically pretend I could only spend $300 for now..
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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:11 am

Actually, it looks like you can occasionally find the Adams for less...
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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:26 am

Sir Ruff wrote:Kind of imagined you'd say that! :lol:

I agree, better monitors are a good idea, but let's just hypothetically pretend I could only spend $300 for now..
In that case I'd just replace or repair the one KRK that's broken and use that until you can do a decent upgrade.

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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by fh991586 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:41 am

You could buy 3 pairs of Akai RPM3 and make a surround setup... :lol:
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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Ashe37 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:44 am

a used pair of Alesis Monitor Ones and an amp? for that price you might be able to get monitor Twos....

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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:23 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:Kind of imagined you'd say that! :lol:

I agree, better monitors are a good idea, but let's just hypothetically pretend I could only spend $300 for now..
In that case I'd just replace or repair the one KRK that's broken and use that until you can do a decent upgrade.
I kind of think this makes the most sense for now... and in the meantime I will invesitage some better options
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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by Xores » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:52 am

Maybe the yamaha hs80´s? they are ok, and you could get them as a pair out there!

The alesis and the M-audio are preaty cheap too, but i don´t know them...

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Re: New powered monitor suggestions?

Post by skizzle » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:41 am

for a little bit more you can get some studio precision 8's(if you can find them: you'd be suprised). i've bought two pairs of event asp8's (aka studio precision 8) in the past week. guitar center didn't pack the first ones properly and ups destroyed them. i was afraid i'd never find another pair but luckily there was another set on ebay. long story short: asp8. really makes it easy to want to track and mix(and just plain listen)

[edit] noticed 6" in op: asp6 is in your price range, but may be harder to find.

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