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I'm currently using the Behringer Truth Monitors. They are cheap, and I'm sorry If I say so, you can't mix on them, even the whole track production process is not happening, because you chosse the wrong sounds from the beginning. I like th concept of powered monitors. So please tell me your opinion about all your Tannoy's, Hafler's, Dynaudio's, Genelec's and so on. I really appreciate an honest opinion Thanxx Sto
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Wazzup Stodawg, you pimp :D ? Lookin' to upgrade your monitors, eh? I've heard lots of good things about the Tannoy's although I've yet to hear them myself. Have you tried the new Mackie 624's? I'm still using my JBL LSR25P's and love them, although, they really could use a sub for the low end. Check out [url=http://www.prorec.com/prorec/articles.nsf/articles/0B7FAE7ED3205D3C86256AE100044F41]this[/url] review of 10 monitors for some good reading. They talk about the Truth speakers and don't rate them very favorably. If your curios about the JBL's I use check out [url=http://www.jblpro.com/pages/recording/lsr25p.htm]this[/url] page and [url=http://mixonline.com/ar/audio_jbl_lsrp_2/]this[/url] review.
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FWIW, we have Genelec 1030A's and Hafler P1500 powered NS-10's. The 1030a's sound amazing, great imaging, superb low end, and, like many of the newer style monitors out today(Mackie, Adam, Tannoy) make everything sound great..even when it doesn't. The NS-10's sound like *ss, crappy mids, non exsistant lows, and potenially painful highs. Love em or hate em, they are however an industry trademark. I can't mix on anything else. I spend 95% of my time on the NS-10's, because thats what works for me. My point is this. First, figure what you can afford to spend. second, find a Pro Audio dealer that will allow a few weeks of no questions asked returns on what you buy, allowing you to use them in your control room. (Auditioning monitors in a showroom is a huge waste of time IMHO.) Three, thy what you can afford, so dome mixes, and make your choice based on the results and your gut instincts. What felt most comfortable and produced the best mix with the least amount of effort and adjustment to the speakers? There is days worth of reading on the subject on this forum alone, just use the search, and be specific about what you want to read about. Good luck. I know this is a frustrating decision to make, but it is worth taking the time to audition and do it right the first time. Hope this is helpful.

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There are a lot of decent nearfields monitors out there. I have some points of advice that others may disagree with- 1) Beware ports on the front. The poofing that they make can be quite annoying, for me. 2) In the lower priced realms I think you're better off buying an amp, and avoiding active monitors.... FLAME ON!!!!

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This is a totally individual thing but here's my view; rock bottom priced- alesis monitor one mkII passive ( I got some for $130 new ). Like improved ns10's= more bass, less fatiguing highs, better mid clarity. mid priced- tannoy reveal passive or active. I dig my pair of passive's a lot, but at the same time, I don't. I'm not crazy about the way they sound, but I CAN ferret out problems on them pretty easy, and people are pretty familiar with them. and Higher- westlake or custom built cabs. I haven't tried out the ADAM's. Not crazy about the Blue Sky's or Mackie's- they yeild no extra benefit for me, especially the Blue Sky's.... I find Genelec to be nice, but I don't like mixing on them. I think the low priced Fostex, Events, M Audio's, etcetera,1 to all be pretty rough- the front ports skew things too much for me. My favorite speakers are a custom set of three way's I designed with a fella that owns a local speaker shop. I think that's a route that can be a pretty good one, if you're willing to spend the time.

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Our recording studio has a couple of different setups in storage, what we use on a regular basis has for the last 3 years been a combination of [url=http://www.hhbusa.com/FMPro?-db=hhb%5fcatalogue%5fonline.fp5&-format=1prodinfoint.htm&-lay=web&Brand=HHB&Web%5fsection=Loudspeakers&-recid=33204&-token.0=USA&-find=]HHB Circle 3A[/url] (fabulous little active monitor, very very accurate, not very loud, causes no fatigue - ever, good for tracking and mixing) and [url=http://www.westlakeaudio.com/Speakers/Professional_Series/lc_8_1.html]Westlake LC 8.1[/url] with foam [url=http://www.westlakeaudio.com/Speakers/Professional_Series/speaker_muffs.html]muffs[/url] (image of depth and perspective is second to none, same sonic character regardless of spl, very "honest" sounding, manufacturers specification is very conservative - they reach quite at bit lower than one could expect from their published figures - I've been told that this is typical for all Westlake's) In the mastering room we are in the process of finding a new monitor system, this is a slow process that has been going on for more than a year now. The trick is to find a monitor that works well in the room, one system is great in one room and just so-so in another it seems. Placement and how they are set up are also very important factors. /Mats

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I have the luxury of large monitors (ATC SCM100A) and Genelec 1029A as nearfield / TV reference in one room and ATC SCM20 with Hafler Studio Reference power amp in an editing/ dubbing room so I know what a good sound is. A friend has a pair of Circle 5As which sound pretty good to me and give him good results from the work he brings me to master. They're an ideal size if you're working with only one pair of monitors. He chose them after listening to many models including Genelecs and Dynaudio.
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