Are we talking near fields, mid fields or FRFR wedge/FOH monitors?
And everybody has their favorite monitors, too – also for any number of reasons.That would be fine - my only thought is that "search the forum for threads" is a bad solution when you HAVE to run the axe though something. Everybody will have their favorite cabs for any number of reasons...
Over the years, many people have had the same idea of gathering recommendations for monitors in one place. Here are a few sample threads to get you started:...I thought it would be a helpful thread if it was all in one place.
That's true for some product lines, like the Genelec 8000 series monitors, where they're all voiced similarly, and the higher you go in the line, the more you'll spend, where you get similar characteristics albeit with better sound. Whereas with the older 1000 series, they all sounded completely different(different dispersion and tonal character), thus you could spend more money and get a monitor that was worse for your application.the more you spend on studio monitors, the more enjoyable your experience is likely to be.
Everyone always suggests the Atomic CLR, but I bought one and hated it. Everything sounded too sterile and scooped. Now I either run DI or use an Orange 2x12 closed back cab with a power amp. Much better and more realistic.Hoping that we could get this thread stickied for future reference.
After reading some disparaging remarks about my bx5 monitors a recent thread, I thought it might be helpful if folks could post their thoughts/comments about monitors they use and the results they get. It might prove useful for future purchasers who will no doubt ask the very question "which should I buy"? If we can list price range others will have an idea if they are good to go get something inexpensive or if it's worth saving up a bit for a different price range.
[/QUOTE]I've been renting a DXR 15 .Killer.. A 15 inch FRFR has more dynamic range than a 12 or 10 ich..
QUOTE="KittyForHire, post: 856717, member: 29150"]Hmwell, it's not exactly monitors as such, but for what it's worth, I'm using a pair of Yamaha DXR15's. They're powered PA's, and I -really- like what I get out of them
Great sound, and very good flexibility. They can be put on stands, or placed on the floor like wedges. They have multiple inputs with separate volume controls, built in HPF's that can be set to off, 100Hz or 120Hz, and a built in preset EQ for flat response, Main/FOH (bit of boosted bass and highs) or Monitor (bass cut, flat mids and slightly boosted highs).
And they're INSANELY loud of you need them to be
In Norway, these cost about 1100 USD apiece, but they're probably alot cheaper over in the states