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Discussion in 'Shadow Demon' started by Hair_of_the_Dog, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Hair_of_the_Dog

    Hair_of_the_Dog New Metal Member

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    Hey James,

    Did you get these: Behringer TRUTH B2030A
    or these: Behringer TRUTH B2031A?

    Also what do you think of the ones you have? I'm thinking of picking up a 2nd pair just so I can have a few different references.

    -Jeremy
     
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    DemonJames Fallen Demon

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    I have the older 2030A monitors. They are OK but, like any other monitor, you really have to spend time getting used to their quirks.
     
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    Hair_of_the_Dog New Metal Member

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    What quirks did you find? I'm trying to get more references. Did you check out the B2031A @ a store? I'm trying to figure out if there is a compelling reason to buy or not to buy the B2031A set.

    I should get Jeff to go with me and listen to some different ones.

    I'm looking for a full on review of different monitors around the $200-$600 range. Anyone have any experience doing this?
     
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    Sure, just let me know when you want to do that.
     
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    Hair_of_the_Dog New Metal Member

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    Cool, thanks!

    I was thinking of either tomorrow or next week sometime.

    What works for you?
     
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    Either tomorrow or next week sometime would work :D
     
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    The low end wasn't consistent enough. Part of that is the room, too, though.

    Well, the biggest reason is the 2031 didn't exist when I got mine. :) The specs on the 2031 look good so if you're looking for something in that price range then they are not a bad option.

    As to what monitors are good in that price range: You could ask this same question on the Sneap forum but if you mention the 'B' word people will likely freak. ;)
     
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    Hair_of_the_Dog New Metal Member

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    I've been looking at the Yamaha HS80M along with the HS10W - Powered Subwoofer. They are suppose to be similar to the NS10 which by many accounts was the reference monitor to use. I went to GC yesterday and just looked around. I didn't have any reference CDs to play, but I plan to go back tonight, with Jeff hopefully, to check them out more. The thing I noticed when I was @ GC was that they made noise when not in use. {shrug} I guess that could be a lot of things causing that. Based on reviews I've read they seem like a good choice because of the price point and how well they translate to other systems (car, home, boom box, etc). The M-Audio BX5a monitors that I currently have don't do that very well. I know that room makes a big difference, but it would be good to have a starting point I can trust and then make adjustments to the room.

    I found a pretty sweet deal on the pair and sub for ~$900.
     
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    Hair_of_the_Dog New Metal Member

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    I ended up getting a pair of Yamaha HS80M monitors.
    [​IMG]
    They were on sale @ GC for $275 each. That is the cheapest I could find them. They sounded pretty true to me. They made Grimoire of Ruin sound pretty good. The wall proximity @ GC prolly had an impact on the bass response, but I expect that @ home as well. I checked out Opeth's Ghost Reveries and Symphony X's Paradise Lost and was pleased with how even and dry they sounded.

    I'm planning on getting a desk as well. I have a 20U rack already so I think I'm going to get this one. [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice! You'll have to tell me how you like them after doing some mixes.
     

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