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Best budget Nearfield Monitors

Discussion in 'Backline' started by atoragon, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. atoragon

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    Hello! I was looking for a new couple of nearfield monitors in the 250€ price range (around 300$).
    Knowing that at this price it's impossible to ask a monitor the perfect representation of the sound, which model is in your opinion the best for mixing and mastering, with the most realistic representation of the final result?

    yamaha hs50m?
    Samson resolv a6?
    krk rokit 5?
    any other suggestion?

    thanks in advance!
     
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  4. Nuno Filipe

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    D5 are almost the double that he wants to spend.
     
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    thanks for the ideas, but which one is the best in your opinion among the three I wrote?
     
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    HS50m no doubt about it.

    Maybe wait for the newer version that will come out soon.
     
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    Don't go with the Rokits. Those are closer to home stereo speakers in terms of sound. Which is not bad if you mostly use them for that purpose. But not very accurate in terms of low end. (I had a pair of Rokit5 G2's for about 2 years).

    Behringer Truths get pretty good reviews in that price range:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep04/articles/behringerb2030a.htm
     
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    thanks everybody for the suggestions, I think I'm gonna go for the yamaha. where did you read about the new model incoming?

    btw, which is better, yamaha hs 50 m or yamaha msp 3? i've heard the hs serie is more similar to the ns 10, while the msp serie is more like the genelec type, very flat (consider that i'm a bedroom producer, i don't need much volume). do you think that its 4" is decent enough for mixing and mastering?
     
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    I've just heard that the yamaha ns and the hs serie are more mid oriented to help mixing, while the genelec and msp style monitors are more balanced, and reproduce the sound more similar to how it would be played by normal devices (which is not a bad thing if you use them also for mastering). am I wrong?
     
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    I confirm that in italy equator speakers costs twice the price. :/
     
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    my experience with behringer is that most of their stuff broke after a very short time due to very poor materials and assembly, so i don't trust the brand.
     
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