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> Monitors - Genelec Or Mackie ?
lepetitmartien
post Thu 26 May 2005, 13:39
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QUOTE (jimmynitcher @ May 26 2005, 11:12)
Doh! I got all the prices wrong - they were for single speakers!

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post Thu 26 May 2005, 14:21
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post Thu 26 May 2005, 14:46
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As the Genelecs and Mackies suddenly soared out of your price range, I have a suggestion for really good budget speakers, Phonic P8A. They're basically a copy of Genelec's 1030-series design-wise. I traded in these for a pair of Tapco S5:s that I didn't like very much. The Phonics sound very smooth and truthful to my ears, no dramatic dips or peaks anywhere. Also with the 8-inch woofers, you won't have to worry about any external sub if you're not planning on going really deep. The only negative thing about these monitors is the auto-power function--it doesn't work at all, at least not in my configuration, so don't use this feature. Oh, and they look pretty cheap as well, but that figures, I guess.
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vank
post Thu 26 May 2005, 22:47
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Genelec No Doubt!!

I rock a pair of 1037's and they kick ass...Also, mackie just copied the genelecs shamelessly...

Good Luck when auditioning yourself because that's definitely what you should do before buying anything.

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post Fri 27 May 2005, 14:44
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I'm sorry, but I really do not see the reason for following a certain name brand.. I don't know, maybe I just don't see the difference (other than the price).
For the price Alesis M1 active Mk2's have served me well... sort of. I'm not shure what bass respnce to expect. When the M1's are a' Thumpin', way too much bass in the mix.


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Jsegura
post Fri 27 May 2005, 16:08
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The audio monitors are fundamental in a studio. It is not question of name brands but of effectiveness. In the budgets, usually one leaves for the end the purchase of monitors. It is a great error. Your car will be as good as their wheels allow him. Dynaudio is really effective and Mackie too. I have Genelec and they are not as effective as the previous ones. It is my experience. That each one juzge by itself.
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mykuhl
post Fri 16 Dec 2005, 07:19
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Some tips when looking for monitor speakers...

Make sure when you go to listen to the speakers that you take some tracks that have some very specific things. You need on that isn't heavily compressed, so that you can hear the detailing, and dynamic accuracy (orchestral music is often very good for this). You need some that have low bass, so that you can hear the depth that the speakers are accurate to. (A real plus is if you can find a track that has two layers of bass, perhaps a bass guitar and synth playing similar bass lines - this allows you to hear if they are clear at the bottom end - William Orbit and P!nk's track Feel Good Time is a good example of this). It is very good to get tracks with accoustic guitar and piano playing in a similar range, as this often helps you see the accuracy of the crossover (often the cheaper speakers get muddy near the crossover point). If you can find a track that is poorly mixed, and doesn't really sound that 'produced' (like Dinosaur Jr. or some of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers tracks) this shows how uesful the speakers would be for mixing - these tracks are normally deliberately un-'produced' but you want to be able to avoid this.

Remember that you are not looking for the speakers that sound the best, but rather the ones that are the most accurate. These are tools, not toys. If you want a cd to sound really nice, then buy hi-fi, if you want the music you are working on to sound good, then go accurate.

A good option in your price range, mentioned above is the Phonic P8A - very accurate crossover, reasonably deep accurate bass (according to the specs accurate to 45 hz, but they sound reasonable down to about 25hz)

Another pair worth considering (and I'll probably get laughed at for suggesting these, but have a listen) is the Yamaha MSP5A's. I was astounded that speakers this small could have such strong accurate bass. If desk space is an issue for you, have a listen to these, they certainly surprised me.

I would personally avoid going for a seperate sub. Unless you are very good at setting up a crossover, then there is the potential that your mixes will either have too much bass, or not enough.

Hope this helps...

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powerbookstudio
post Wed 30 May 2007, 06:45
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Of the two choices in the original post it's Genelecs all the way. I haven't heard the Dynaudios, but I would suspect they're up there with the Gennys and then it's personal taste really.

I still use my 1029As. The reason I was interested in them initially was the small size as I run a portable system. Since getting those I have been so content I have never even window shopped for any other monitors for the last 6 years. I don't even know what the latest Genelec models are.

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