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Hello guys,

i want to buy a pair studio monitors. they will be my first ones..
i want to place them at my desk. so they shouldnt be too big..

I will connect them to my computer soundcard.

its very important that they provide good bass and clearity.
i will listen to hiphop/house/r&b tracks.

i am thinking about the Mackie's MR5 MKII, M-Audio BX8a Deluxe, KRK VXT4 and the KRK RP6 G2..

What is the better one?
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M-Audio BX8a, M-Audio AV40, M-Audio BX5a, AudioEngine A2, AudioEngine A5, Hivi Swan M10, NHT SuperZero 2.0, etc. There are tons. The NHTs are not powered so you need an amp. What's your sound card?
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post #3 of 35
If there is a place you could go and give them a listen before buying I would do that before making a purchase.
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the M-Audio BX8a's are much bigger then you might think, so unless you have a big enough desk don't get these, from the list HybridCore gave the ones you want to look at for small size are the M-Audio AV40, AudioEngine A2, Swan M10 (although from what i hear you want to put the sub on the same height as the speakers) and the NHT SuperZero 2.0.
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Originally Posted by mrsmiles View Post
the M-Audio BX8a's are much bigger then you might think, so unless you have a big enough desk don't get these, from the list HybridCore gave the ones you want to look at for small size are the M-Audio AV40, AudioEngine A2, Swan M10 (although from what i hear you want to put the sub on the same height as the speakers) and the NHT SuperZero 2.0.
Good bass? Leave any 5.25" and under out(A2, AV40, SuperZero 2.0), unless you're adding a subwoofer.


What's your budget?
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You do all realise 'monitors' are designed to produce very flat music for reference/professional purposes, don't you?

If you want something with bass and colour, buy hifi speakers or something.
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Good bass? Leave any 5.25" and under out(A2, AV40, SuperZero 2.0), unless you're adding a subwoofer.
Agreed.

Given what you're listening to I would recommend the RP8's and steer clear of the VXT4's (which I own). While the VXT4's are incredible for the price and put the RP series to shame quality-wise... they aren't going to have the bass you seem to be looking for. RP8/VXT4 are similarly priced too.

EDIT: Note that I don't mean that as a bash against the RP8's. I simply listen to different music than you and had different needs. Clarity-wise, the VXT's are in another league... but the RP's may be a perfect fit in your situation.

I would also highly recommend auditioning. Can't emphasize that enough. I listened to a huge array of monitors for hours on more than one occasion before purchasing.
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Originally Posted by i_hax View Post
Agreed.

Given what you're listening to I would recommend the RP8's and steer clear of the VXT4's (which I own). While the VXT4's are incredible for the price and put the RP series to shame quality-wise... they aren't going to have the bass you seem to be looking for. RP8/VXT4 are similarly priced too.

EDIT: Note that I don't mean that as a bash against the RP8's. I simply listen to different music than you and had different needs. Clarity-wise, the VXT's are in another league... but the RP's may be a perfect fit in your situation.

I would also highly recommend auditioning. Can't emphasize that enough. I listened to a huge array of monitors for hours on more than one occasion before purchasing.
So the RP8's are good for me... But they are very big for my desk. What about the RP6's?
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You do all realise 'monitors' are designed to produce very flat music for reference/professional purposes, don't you?

If you want something with bass and colour, buy hifi speakers or something.
Yes, i do realise, but i have the money and i just want monitors now instead of some Logitech speakers or something like that..
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Good bass? Leave any 5.25" and under out(A2, AV40, SuperZero 2.0), unless you're adding a subwoofer.


What's your budget?
Budget is 500 dollars.
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