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Old September 11th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #1
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Budget / mid level 5.1 monitoring?

Hi All,

I currently have a high end PC edit workstation (2 x quad Xenon CPU's) with a Matrox Axio HD edit card. I'd like to (rarely) do some 5.1 mixing within premiere pro 2 (soon to be CS3) and also use the 5.1/7.1 speaker setup for other tasks (including a bit of gaming from another desktop PC.

I'm after recommendations for the best type of kit and setup to go for.

My edit PC and Axio is connected via a Behringer Xenyx2442FX mixer and out to a pair of Genelec 2029AL amplified monitors for stereo mixing.

I also had a cheapy set of Creative labs Gigaworks S750 speakers and 7.1 amp which were surprisingly OK for general PC DVD/gaming playback. Unfortunately these have just died after about 4 years of service.

So, I need to replace them but though it may be best to combine all my needs into one set of speakers/amp.

I don't want to spend thousands but could afford a low end budget of say 700-800. Could I incorporate the Genelecs or is it not worth it? Should I be looking at a good consumer 7.1 amp and speakers? Can you get pro level speakers at the cheaper end of the market?

Thanks,

Paul.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 11:05 AM   #2
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Going up the range a bit - I was just looking at a 5.1 set of JBL LSR4328P's.

Would you recommend these as suitable?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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Paul,

look at this thread:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...=JBL+4328P+LSR

There are some opinions about the JBL monitors voiced.

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Old September 11th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Thanks Martin - yes I did see that post which got me onto the JBL's.

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