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Re: Absolute 2's repair or replace ?

Postby My Own Silence » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:59 am

I've owned a few monitors and I own the Yamaha HS5s. I think for the money they are great. I'm not a big fan of ADAMs but they are good.

Here's my view and I might get slated but I believe it to be true. I used to own a pair of KRK Rokits that had a very good review. This was when my ears didn't "hear" like they do today. I was not a fan, very muddy low end which I came to realise with time. Plus the transformers in both speakers started buzzing after a year. Common fault I believe.

I've worked with all sorts of monitors, Dynaudio, Focals, high end KRKs (different beasts), NS10s etc.

The HS5s are still in my possession and I will keep them. What's cool is that people actually do like listening to them but I can still mix on them. I own some high end speakers which sound more boring but are deeper and detailed, but you are looking at spending around 1000 quid on that quality.

There's so much to choose from, but if listening to loads is not easy to do and you just looking to get a good monitor as easy as possible I know a lot of happy Yamaha owners. Are they the best for the price? Subjective question. Are they being used successfully - yes.

Just my suggestions. You can go listen to a load of monitors, but I have found you need a bit of time to learn any speaker, so to be honest it's best just to dive in and get a pair and learn them. 300 quid is not a lot for monitor speakers, and if you don't get on with them after time, they do hold quite a bit of their value (but I bet you keep the Yamaha's if you go for them).
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Re: Absolute 2's repair or replace ?

Postby Jez Corbett » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:31 am

Ah, the absolute number twos ;)

I still have mine. Bought them back when I was a student, now they live out their life as TV speakers.
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Re: Absolute 2's repair or replace ?

Postby twotoedsloth » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:37 pm

I also use my Absolute 2s as TV speakers. IMHO they do fine in that role, but I won't be rushing out to fix them should a problem arise.
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