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> Yamaha, Wharfedale Or Krk, the final countdown, yet again!!!
eaks
post Wed 26 Apr 2006, 19:57
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Hi everyone, once again, someone here needs advices before the purchase of a reference monitor pair!

I went onto listening sessions of 3 monitor pairs, I also plan on listening to KRK's models but there was no models in the stores I went today. I'll let you know what my conclusions are on the models I've tried, and I'd love to have feedbacks from users who already heard these monitors to see if I'm on the right track. Feel free to recommend any other brand as well!

yamaha msp5: very effecient, very nice stereo image, very good and tight bass response for the size, non-fatiguing for the ears. 570$ CAD+taxes

wharfedale diamond pro 8.1: very interesting, good stereo image, tight and nice bass response but seems a bit subject to ear fatigue on the high-end. 400$ CAD+taxes

wharfedale diamond pro 8.2: very interesting, real nice stereo image, good loud bass that seemed a little bit muddy but not too much, also seems subject to ear fatigue... 550$+taxes


both speaker setups where far to be optimal, especially for the wharfedales. Consequently, I assume that it can have a direct effect on my feelings and impressions while listening. That's another reason why I ask you guys what you think of these monitors. If you can give me a comparison with KRK's rp5-6 and 8 models it would be great too!

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post Fri 28 Apr 2006, 03:32
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Hi again my friends! I completed my tests by succesfully trying some KRK's.

rp8: sound big..., tight, precise and present bass, nice highs-non-fatiguing, veeeery nice stereo image. unsure bout the price, something like 800$ CAD+taxes

rp6: tight, precise bass response-present well enough, non-fatiguing highs-even maybe a very little lack in this register but very litttle, nice and convincing stereo image. 530$ CAD+taxes


I finally arrested my choice without a doubt on the KRK rp6, considering my budget. I got totally convinced when, at first bargain attempt, I successfully got em at 440$ CAD+taxes!!!!!!


Among all the tested monitors, I was really impressed by the quality sounding KRK's. Sure yamaha's MSP5 were serious contenders but I didnt feel they were worth paying more, to get less goodness -in my opinion. The Wharfedales trully are of great interest as well, I mean when someone's on a budget, the diamond pro 8.1 are a great value, the sound quality is real good and professional, though it lacked a little something the others had, especially the KRK's!

anyways, these are only my opinions, but if my tests and comparisons can help some of you get trough the jungle of monitor choice, then I'm glad to tell you how it felt.


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