MacMusic.org  |  PcMusic.org  |  440Software  |  440Forums.com  |  440Tv  |  Zicos.com  |  AudioLexic.org
Loading... visitors connected
2 Pages V   1 2 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Monitors - Genelec Or Mackie ?
jimmynitcher
post Wed 25 May 2005, 13:22
Post #1


Member
**

Group: Validating
Posts: 76
Joined: 08-Jun 02
From: London
Member No.: 5,004




In the £500 price range they would appear to be the choice, but is it the 8030a by Genelec or the HR623 by Mackie.

Informed opinions most welcome

ta

J


--------------------
Macbook Pro 2 ghz/15"/10.3.4/1 g RAM/x2 monitors/Logic Pro 7.2/Ableton Live 5.0/Reason 3/Fireface 800/PSP Vintage Warmer/Roland JD800/Roland SH101/Arturia Moog Modular/Epiphone Firebird 7/Guitar Rig/Dynaudio BM5a monitors.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jsegura
post Wed 25 May 2005, 14:08
Post #2


Moderator
Group Icon

Group: Team
Posts: 336
Joined: 17-Feb 05
From: La Laguna - ES
Member No.: 60,731




Dynaudio
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jimmynitcher
post Wed 25 May 2005, 16:47
Post #3


Member
**

Group: Validating
Posts: 76
Joined: 08-Jun 02
From: London
Member No.: 5,004




Ha Ha OK, why and which model?
J


--------------------
Macbook Pro 2 ghz/15"/10.3.4/1 g RAM/x2 monitors/Logic Pro 7.2/Ableton Live 5.0/Reason 3/Fireface 800/PSP Vintage Warmer/Roland JD800/Roland SH101/Arturia Moog Modular/Epiphone Firebird 7/Guitar Rig/Dynaudio BM5a monitors.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jsegura
post Wed 25 May 2005, 17:37
Post #4


Moderator
Group Icon

Group: Team
Posts: 336
Joined: 17-Feb 05
From: La Laguna - ES
Member No.: 60,731




BM6A are fantastic. BM15A are for me, the best near-field monitor that you can buy. Evidently BM15A are outside your budget of 500 pounds but BM6A in its size also they are the best ones. You have to consider that the sound is something very personal. It is not possible to be measured.
Dynaudio sounds great, clean, with great diffusion of the image in stereo, bass deep, sweet and frightening. The middle are clear and do not tire. I recommend to you that listen the three monitors with a disc that you like and that approaches the sound which you want to do. Your ears will say to you as you prefer.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jimmynitcher
post Wed 25 May 2005, 18:23
Post #5


Member
**

Group: Validating
Posts: 76
Joined: 08-Jun 02
From: London
Member No.: 5,004




Thanks a lot for that,
Actually the BM15A are £629 and the BM6A £550 and I can get a discount so they would both be within my range.
If it's so personal an issue I think I should get a favourite CD and play it on all of these makes. (isn't that the best way of testing them?)

cheers, very interesting

J


--------------------
Macbook Pro 2 ghz/15"/10.3.4/1 g RAM/x2 monitors/Logic Pro 7.2/Ableton Live 5.0/Reason 3/Fireface 800/PSP Vintage Warmer/Roland JD800/Roland SH101/Arturia Moog Modular/Epiphone Firebird 7/Guitar Rig/Dynaudio BM5a monitors.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jsegura
post Wed 25 May 2005, 22:59
Post #6


Moderator
Group Icon

Group: Team
Posts: 336
Joined: 17-Feb 05
From: La Laguna - ES
Member No.: 60,731




If you have budget for the BM15A i not would doubt it. You have a good equipment. The fireface 800 is fantastic. Its clean and his full of shades sound combines very well with Dynaudio. I have the three monitors. Also Fireface 800. Genelec is less trustworthy, the middle are something compressed. This according to whereupon things can be dangerous. Mackie and Dynaudio are very trustworthy, but the sound of BM15A is really beautiful.

This post has been edited by Jsegura: Wed 25 May 2005, 23:00
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
lepetitmartien
post Thu 26 May 2005, 03:02
Post #7


Moderator In Chief (MIC)
Group Icon

Group: Editors
Posts: 15,189
Joined: 23-Dec 01
From: Paris - FR
Member No.: 2,758




The 8030 really need a sub to get some depth, 8040 can do without. Some people trust a lot the Genelec, I find them "muddy" on A/B listening, but it's personal.
Dynaudio are awesome, BM6A are one of my favs (being on HR824 and dreaming of ADAM monitors).

Now, as Jimmynitcher and Jsegura said, it's a very personal choice. Open your ears, bring your CDs and have a good listening test. cool.gif


--------------------
Our Classifeds • Nos petites annoncesTerms Of Service / Conditions d'UtilisationForum Rules / Règles des ForumsMacMusic.Org & SETI@Home
BOING BUMM TSCHAK PENG! Are you musician enough to write in our Wiki?
BOING BUMM TSCHAK ZZZZZZZZZZZOING! Êtes-vous assez musicien pour écrire dans le Wiki?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jimmynitcher
post Thu 26 May 2005, 10:12
Post #8


Member
**

Group: Validating
Posts: 76
Joined: 08-Jun 02
From: London
Member No.: 5,004




Doh! I got all the prices wrong - they were for single speakers!
Start again...
thanks anyway folks, I can but dream.
J


--------------------
Macbook Pro 2 ghz/15"/10.3.4/1 g RAM/x2 monitors/Logic Pro 7.2/Ableton Live 5.0/Reason 3/Fireface 800/PSP Vintage Warmer/Roland JD800/Roland SH101/Arturia Moog Modular/Epiphone Firebird 7/Guitar Rig/Dynaudio BM5a monitors.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dixiechicken
post Thu 26 May 2005, 12:52
Post #9


Moderator
Group Icon

Group: Team
Posts: 370
Joined: 19-Mar 03
From: Umeå - SE
Member No.: 14,645




I would go for the Mackie monitors. They have gotten very good reviews in all the mags I've seen.
They have been commended especilally for their transparency and detail in the mid and high registers.
Good transient-handling stable stereo-image and pretty wide sweet-spot.


The Mackie HR-624 can be complemented later with their subwofer HR-120 or HR-150.
First i will uppgrade my current iMac to a dual G5 - 2.3
Then I will buy a pair of Mackie HR-624.

Cheers: Dixiechicken


--------------------
==================
Oh my god it's full of stars…
---------------------------------------------------
Mac-G5-2x.2.0, OS-X 10.5.1, 250/200Gb HD - 7.0Gb ram
DP-5.13, Motu 828 MK-II, MTP AV Usb, ltst drvs,
Kurzweil-2000, EPS-16, Proteus-2000, Yamaha 01V
Emes Kobalt monitors
================================
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jsegura
post Thu 26 May 2005, 13:00
Post #10


Moderator
Group Icon

Group: Team
Posts: 336
Joined: 17-Feb 05
From: La Laguna - ES
Member No.: 60,731




OK, the Mackie HR-624 is more trustworthy than Genelec 8030a. Its sound is cleaner.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

2 Pages V   1 2 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

Lo-Fi Version - Mon 23 Oct 2017, 16:33
- © 440 Forums 2011