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Old January 16th, 2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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looking for pro audio monitors for pc!!

i'm mixing right now and i have really crappy speakers, what do u guys suggest i get.

this is what i was contemplating on
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...80&catid=11553
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Old January 16th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #2
 
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Those Creative Labs speakers aren't going to get you much of anywhere, I doubt they're much better than what you have.

What's your budget?
What are you mixing?
How large is the room?

these are all considerations. If you have a budget that is so low as only the Creatives you're looking at will afford...then I'd keep mixing on whatever you have and save your $$ for a good set of monitors.
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Old January 16th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #3
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yo doug

yah i'm in large room, i'm mixing a audio+music for a film. i can spend a little more cash, i just dont know where to look or for what. If i i need to go to a specialized store to get em or high end speakers from an electronics store would do the job..etc..
thanx Doug
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Old January 16th, 2006, 08:31 PM   #4
 
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I'd be looking at (in my fave order)

Hothouse (Very expensive)
Genelec (fairly expensive)
Mackie (very affordable/high end)
Event (very affordable/high end)
M-Audio (very affordable/upper middle end)

there are also systems from Tannoy, KRK, Alesis, and other companies. If it comes from a computer supplier, I wouldn't look even once at the product. If it comes from a music store, I'd look once, maybe twice. If it comes from a pro audio shop, look hard and listen close.

What is a "large" room? 20 x 20? 20 x 40? Somewhere in there?
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Old January 16th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #5
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k, i will have to visit some local shops
thanx for the info
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Old January 16th, 2006, 10:31 PM   #6
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You might also want to check out the KRK Rockits.

A friend who does a lot of music work and audio engineering would highly recommend the Genelecs.
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Old January 17th, 2006, 07:05 AM   #7
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I'll second Doug's recommendation on the Genelecs and another impressive sounding monitor to consider is the Dyn-Audio BM5a or BM6, same general price range as Genelec. If you're on a very tight budget, give a listen to Yorkvilles - surprisingly good sound at a very low price.

I see you're in Vancouver. Long & McQuade has stores in your area and their stores here in Ontario have a decent selection to audition setup for A/B switching between the various models. Take a CD or two of music you know well with you and compare the sounds.

While you should NOT use them for your final mix, you also should have (IMO) a good pair of pro-quality headphones such as Sony MDR7506 to listen critically to your tracks in isolation looking for noise, pops, etc that might otherwise get overlooked.
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Old January 17th, 2006, 08:44 AM   #8
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I recently got a pair of M-Audio DX-4 powered monitors (4" woofer) from Guitar Center for $149. So far, I am very pleased, they sound great. Obviously, won't fill a large room with thumping bass.
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