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kibo
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Hi guys, i dont know if somebody already posted a thread like this. I just want to ask for a suggestion for an affordable decent monitor speakers. I was using behringer but i already sold it it was B2030A. Just adecent sounding monitor. Tnx.

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studio monitors? tannoy put out some decent stuff... reveal 501a or maybe krk rokit 5 monitors both are under $200
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You might check out the Event 20/20 BAS bi-amped powered monitors you can pick them up for around $250-$300 on ebay used and they are really a Great Buy. I've loaned mine to a couple of engineers and almost had to call the police to get them back. They represent very well and if you like what you hear on them you'll prolly like it anywhere you listen. Just my 2 cents.
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thanks guys... i will check on it when i go home...
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I´ve got same pair of Genelecs for years and I´m still happy with them - sometimes additional sub would be nice.

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Tnx again guys. Ive checked all of them from reviews. Cant make up my mind yet. Hope to hear from others what monitors they are using and have been satisfied. It doesnt matter if its a bit expensive. Tnx.
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I've been using the same old Mackie HR824s I've had for many years. Would be nice to have some Genelecs or other higher end units, but the bang for the buck has been mightly good with these, and I can't quite justify the additional expense of getting something "better."

I also have a pair of Behringer 2031As at my school. For the money, they are really quite a bargain. They aren't quite as good as the Mackies, but hey, they are a fraction of the price, and they sound nearly as good. They are not quite as extended on the low end as the Mackies are, but they would be a noticeable improvement over the 2030's based on the woofer size alone. (You can get by without a sub on the 2031s for a lot of material, but not on the 2030s.
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Check out Yamaha's HS50M and KRK's RP5,6 or 8. Mackies are decent. Genelecs are nice but pricey for starting out. There's also Blue Sky and Tannoy.

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kibo -

arent you just across the border in canada? swing down to buffalo - the guitar center has them all hooked up so you can A/B any that you like!
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For home recording I have the Behringer Truth (cant remember the model number I can post later) with the kevlar cones, priced at around $400/pair
I know they arent top notch but what I do is get the mix as close as I can to what I feel it should be, then I take them to a local studio for mastering which saves me a LOT of $$$

They are a heck of a lot better than plain computer speakers, which I have a decent set of Bose. But the Bose speakers for all their quality I found out actually shape the sound, so I could never get a good mix that would work in a variety of audio systems.

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thanks guys for sharing...

@rockstardave, i should try that... i think we have a member on the forum who works there and suggested to me once... its about an hour and a half. havent tried crossing there but i will give it a try... tnx.

@rickhebert, i had a behringer too b2030A... i sold it for i dont know the reason. hehehe... it was ok but what do i know... im very new to this... ive tried mixing with it and comparing my stuff with computer speakers and the car stereo it was ok... maybe i just sold ti coz sumbody wants to buy it with a good price.

anyway, im taking my time to buy a decent notsuper expenive monitor to mix future live bands at church. tnx...
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The single most important thing is of course: You absolutely have to put a reasonable amount of time into checking out the ones on your shortlist in a store, best with some different CDs you know very well.

Some years ago I hang around a whole day in a music store's speaker room comparing only three pairs with half a dozen CDs - but not before a sales person I trusted gave me some informed recommendations based on my budget and my "target strategy". (Got Genelecs in the end, by the way.)

Other than that, good tips here already ...

Good luck - and don't forget to thoroughly learn how they sound in your studio once you have them!
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kahlbert,

thanks a lot. i will keep that in mind...

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P.S.: Should you ever wish to get a second opinion on your mixes, I always love to listen to good Christian music ...

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kibo
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Kahlbert,

thanks a lot...

kibo
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