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Postby Hammer » 05 Jul 2010, 18:39

I got some monitors I have in my mind that I might invest in when I get some money. Just need some recommendations.

- Yamaha HS80M
- Genelecs 8030A
- Genelecs 8040A
- Event Opal

Which of those monitors are the most accurate to least?
Which performs better from the best to last?
Which is better overall from the best to last?


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Postby surfino » 06 Jul 2010, 08:58

Dude, they are WAY different

Opal are great (real) STUDIO monitors, it's a match for the Genelec 8260 (which cost even more), but hey, we're talking about 2600 EUR
8040 are also great, but still, 1500+ EUR,
HS80 are also great for their work, 450 eur

IMHO,If you aren't running a studio or a big room with an acoustic room treatment i think that all the three ones (even the hs80) would not fit, sonically and best of all, economically :+
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Postby Roby31 » 06 Jul 2010, 13:11

HS80 are way under the others, and 8" woofers are useless in untreated rooms. Smaller and more accurate are the KRK VXT series.
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Postby Subject Zero » 06 Jul 2010, 16:19

Agree with the others theres no point spending that much on monitors if you are using them in like a bedroom studio
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Postby Hammer » 06 Jul 2010, 20:52

If that's to say, the Toneshifterz are using Genelecs monitors in a bedroom. I don't even think it's treated.

Btw which model are they using? See them in nearly Youtube video.
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Postby Roby31 » 07 Jul 2010, 00:04

Not 2000+ eur. Probably 8030 which are good enough and cost 900€ a pair.
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Postby Marcotjuh » 23 Jan 2011, 21:09

hello guys, after i sell some stuff i got some money to buy new monitors.

At the moment im the holder of Alesis M1Active 520's. They do the job fine, but im convinced there is better stuff around :)

So I got like 600 euro to spend after I sold some stuff. The question is what will be the right choice?
Go round buy ADAM a6's for 600 euro or save a bit more money and get genelec 8030's? Or even mackies?

So im kinda stuck here.

And for the people that are just like: omfg go to shop listen to what monitors will be the best; Monitors can also color the sound a bit that you'll like it a bit more. I just want a pair that is just exactly right for production :)

Thanks in advance!
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Postby surfino » 23 Jan 2011, 23:28

save for 8030, they're great in their range.
If you can save (a biit) more, go for Klein Hummel o110. They're far the best monitors price/quality... stunning!
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Postby surfino » 23 Jan 2011, 23:36

(if you have a good amp, you could also still use A-520s and grab some cheap ns-10 for mixing stuff, you'll save a lot of money)
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Postby Marcotjuh » 24 Jan 2011, 00:02

Could also be an option :) But I aint got an amp atm, what amp could you recommend?
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Postby surfino » 24 Jan 2011, 07:41

the problem is to find ns10, i mean on ebay and around the world there are many but they're also very hunted, you have to follow. I took a second pair at 400 eur last year, mint condition. Ns10 price ranges around 380-550 eur.

For amps there are no problems at all, a very zillion ones raging from 100 eur like alesis ra 150w to labgruppen FP 14000 (watt), price here are from 80 to 70.000 eur.
I use a small Yamaha 1602 at home , which is a 150w (RMS), a good solution for ns10, you can find it around 150eur. Anyways check ns10 topics about em, there are a lot !!!
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Postby Roby31 » 24 Jan 2011, 15:38

Imho there's not much reason to get NS10 unless they're cheap as they're quite surpassed :p I mean, at the price of them + amp you easily get new very good speakers. I'm always very partial to the KRK V/VXT series (L)
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Postby Versial » 24 Jan 2011, 23:45

i'm currently using kh o110, vxt 6, o300's,
but i don't use the KH o110 for hardstyle mixing you will not find any low end on these baby's
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Postby Geck-o » 25 Jan 2011, 19:21

I would save up money and go for something really good.

The Dynaudio monitors I heard gave a really good sound btw, would be good to take that brand into consideration aswell :)
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Postby andytf » 25 Jan 2011, 19:41

save some to get the KH-120, the sound is just amazing...

I enjoy the sound of this fostex pm1 here, it's very pristine, but they provide some little gain on the high frequencies.
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