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October 29, 2012 2:40 PM Subscribe
Help me decide between several studio monitors for home studio use.
posted by Tiresias to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The beautiful pair of Mackie HR624's I was borrowing have now been returned, and it's time to finally buy a proper pair of active monitors for my small-ish studio.
I don't have a huge budget, but I also do this professionally, so I don't want something completely bottom of the barrel; I've asked around with other professional-but-home-based producers and the same three makes keep coming up:
Mackie MR5 MkII - if my experience is any indication, you would not believe how much of your favourite electronic music has been mixed on these things. They are generally the most expensive of the bunch, but people seem to swear by them.
Yamaha HS50m - another decent choice within the budget, these ones get recommended a lot.
Alesis M1 MKII - don't know much about these except that they consistently get surprisingly good reviews for the price. They seem, like, maybe ONE step up from M-Audio, which is worrying, but people seem to like them.
If you've used any of these makes, I'd love to hear about your experience with them! Also, very much welcoming further recommendations - let's say we want an upper-limit of about £300 for a pair. I know that seems low, but I think it's totally reasonable for what I need to do.