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The local music store will sell me some older Peavey monitors for 200 Canadian.

 

They are the PRM308SI and look like they are incased in stone (really).

 

Are these any good at this price or should I go for the Mackie S5?

 

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Have you listened to them? Are you saying they want $200CA for the pair or each?

 

I would find someone locally who knows something about PA systems and let them judge these speakers. They could be great for the money... or they could easily be shite. I'm betting on the latter, but they may be just what you need at a far better price than you'll pay for the new, latest, greatest product. ;)

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Originally posted by fantasticsound:

....$200CA for the pair or each?

 

Yes, the pair, and not used outside the music store, he just wants to get rid of them as they are not pretty looking like the new Mackies and Yamaha monitors .

 

But I could use the savings.

 

Originally posted by fantasticsound:

 

or they could easily be shite. I'm betting on the latter,...

Is this from your own experience or word of mouth ...or?

 

I only want to improve my mixing as I am in muddy waters right now with my home stereo as an amp,

 

They are not PA speakers or so they seem, but rather large monitors for a room.

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I see. I assumed:

 

  • They were used
  • They were floor monitors

:freak:

I don't know anything about Peavey's forays into studio monitors... gonna have to get info from someone else.

 

$200 for the pair sounds very good. Do they sound decent to your ears? What size speakers are we talking about?

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re: Peavey 308s:

 

Those were new in the late '80s/early '90s...

...had some decent reviews, aside from the name.(Sorry.)

 

There is better gear available nowadays, but not at that price...

 

A definite step up from your home stereo...see if the guy will deal...

 

best of luck,

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If they haven't been modified they're apparently 4ohm speakers. Will your amp work with that?

Here\'s a forum with a bit of information.

Clonk on the Enclosures link and from there there's a link about the 380s series.

 

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Originally posted by fantasticsound:

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$200 for the pair sounds very good. Do they sound decent to your ears? What size speakers are we talking about?

I have not listened to them yet.

They are mounted on their wall ready for demo so I will do that.

 

$200 Cdn yes, and the sticker had a 1100 original price reduced to 399, I'm spending a thou++ there a year, so...

 

They are a bit larger than a 17" CRT monitor, quite large in comparison to the Mackie S5s Im also lookking at.

 

But by saving $$ I can get maybe a hammer action KORG sooner. But alas my mixes are muddy so priority is not candy its studio monitor...

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Originally posted by daklander:

... 4ohm speakers. Will your amp work with that?

That info and the link is apprecaited.

 

I have a newer Fisher amp but would be using my older Pioneer SX-6 circa 1980s stereo amp, which probably will be compatible with the same era older monitor speakers...I do believe they could handle either 4 or 8 ohms back then which simply resulted in half the power delivered(?), and maybe now too I dont know

 

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