Desktop Monitors

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Surreal, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Surreal macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
    I have looked at the Roland micro monitors (DM10 and 20 i think) and the studiopro 4s

    i listened to the studiopro 3's and i don't care for how it represents bass. (distorted pretty quickly)

    i am not going to be listening at high levels. until now i've only worked with headphones and never above 4 out of 10 (unless the source is really low).

    since i have a small small room, these would end up as my general use speakers too. (dvds etc) i know that there is a sweet spot to consider, that doesnt bother me when i am not working on mixing or tracking and such. but here is the real kicker, i do not want to spend more than 250 on the pair as that would mean not buying them now
  2. 3rdpath macrumors 68000


    Jan 7, 2002
    2nd star on the right and straight till morning
    i'd go with the small monitors from m-audio. depending on what type of discount you can wrangle, you might be able to get the 2.1 system or the bx5's for pretty close to your budget.

    i've just never liked the rolands, they seem to crap out at a very low volume.
  3. DDarkfire macrumors newbie


    Nov 28, 2005
    A beautiful pair of active monitors are the Rokit RP5's. I have had the chance to use those in the past and they have a beautiful transparent-but-warm sound. They are trustworthy from extremely low to high SPL, and they have excellent sonic architecture. The catch is that a pair would cost around 300 instead of the 250... But they are certainly worth it.
  4. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    I tried every powered nearfield they had at Guitar Center Pro audio
    and it was no contest.

    The best two in my opinion were the Mackie HR824's for $629.99 each
    followed unbelievable close my the M-Audio BX8a for $499.99 each
    THe BX5a's were also excellent for $299.99 each.

    The difference was that these near fields sounded far more transparent
    without coloring the sound.

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