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I went over to guitar center today to listen to the speakers ive been wanting (krk rp6 g2)

so i gave em a listen along with many others, when i asked the employ to reccomend me the best ther was under $380 he pointed out the "Tannoy Reveal 501A" to me because i said i would add a subwoofer ~1 year from now, he also mentioned that "these have the cleanest highs out of all of them (the ones i looked at presumably)" and i noticed that they did sound better (slightly?- the rokits were at my foot level, tannoys just above my head (6'0)) on the highs.

so i want to get input form you guys on the Tannoy Reveal 501A's, they do have less bass than the rokits, but mids/highs are all i want (for now...)


Tl;DR
Rokit 6 or Tannoy Reveal 501A
Edited by Kye7 - 1/8/11 at 3:39pm
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Originally Posted by Kye7 View Post
I went over to guitar center today to listen to the speakers ive been wanting (krk rp6 g2)

so i gave em a listen along with many others, when i asked the employ to reccomend me the best ther was under $380 he pointed out the "Tannoy Reveal 501A" to me because i said i would add a subwoofer ~1 year from now, he also mentioned that "these have the cleanest highs out of all of them (the ones i looked at presumably)" and i noticed that they did sound better (slightly?- the rokits were at my foot level, tannoys just above my head (6'0)) on the highs.
so i want to get input form you guys on the Tannoy Reveal 501A's, they do have less bass than the rokits, but mids/highs are all i want (for now...)


Tl;DR
Rokit 6 or Tannoy Reveal 501A
Because of this you can not make an actual comparison and the sales guy is an idiot!

The speakers need to be on the same level surface for you to compare them side by side and you need to take the mixers out of the equation.

I would bet money that he had them on two different setups.

Go back make them put them on the same shelf and plug your ipod directly into each set one at a time so you can give them an honest listen.
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Because of this you can not make an actual comparison and the sales guy is an idiot!

The speakers need to be on the same level surface for you to compare them side by side and you need to take the mixers out of the equation.

I would bet money that he had them on two different setups.

Go back make them put them on the same shelf and plug your ipod directly into each set one at a time so you can give them an honest listen.
i had to sit on the floor to get a good listen to both of them, and he was only switching which speakers were playing, so i believe i got a good listen to both, and the tannoys WERE clearer, just less bass

however, next time i go, i will ask to take off the mixers and such (i dont think there were any)
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If one speaker was at your head and another at your feet, there is no way to get an accurate comparison. Even if they were only a foot apart it would still have a huge impact on what you hear.
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If one speaker was at your head and another at your feet, there is no way to get an accurate comparison. Even if they were only a foot apart it would still have a huge impact on what you hear.
theres like 4 rows (top/bot) or 6 speakers on each row... i dont think he can, theyre ALL connected also.... ill ask anyway, thanks for the advice!
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theres like 4 rows (top/bot) or 6 speakers on each row... i dont think he can, theyre ALL connected also.... ill ask anyway, thanks for the advice!
He can and he will if you tell them you will buy but first you want to hear them your way.

I know because this is exactly what I had them do when I was selecting my monitors.
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Which ones did you buy anyway?

and the cool thing is at guitar center they match the price on ebay/amazon!
so i can get them at <300!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kye7 View Post
Which ones did you buy anyway?

and the cool thing is at guitar center they match the price on ebay/amazon!
so i can get them at <300!
I have the BX5a's and the Rokits. I am keeping the Rokits but they are both very good.
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