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Mix Cube Alternatives

Postby JRocker » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:39 am

Hi,
I want to know if anyone can recommend a cheaper alternative to the Avantone Mix Cube? Are there any other alternatives available?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Mix Cube Alternatives

Postby Arpangel » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:27 am

Behritones?
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Re: Mix Cube Alternatives

Postby Humble Bee » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:35 pm

Fostex 6301...

about the same price new but seams to be cheaper secondhand compared to the active MixCubes.
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Re: Mix Cube Alternatives

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:43 pm

I'm still getting useful grot box mileage out of one of these tiny Altec Lansing Orbit loudspeakers, bought from my local Tesco supermarket for £15:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Altec-Lansing- ... B004B1X1CS

It has a single 'full-range' driver to better judge the mid-range transition, and comparatively little low end, which makes it useful for hearing how audible your bass instruments are on compromised playback systems.

Works for me anyway! ;)


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Re: Mix Cube Alternatives

Postby Mike Stranks » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:34 pm

Martin Walker wrote:I'm still getting useful grot box mileage out of one of these tiny Altec Lansing Orbit loudspeakers, bought from my local Tesco supermarket for £15:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Altec-Lansing- ... B004B1X1CS

It has a single 'full-range' driver to better judge the mid-range transition, and comparatively little low end, which makes it useful for hearing how audible your bass instruments are on compromised playback systems.

Works for me anyway! ;)


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and me! :)
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Re: Mix Cube Alternatives

Postby Arpangel » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:13 am

Martin Walker wrote:I'm still getting useful grot box mileage out of one of these tiny Altec Lansing Orbit loudspeakers, bought from my local Tesco supermarket for £15:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Altec-Lansing- ... B004B1X1CS

It has a single 'full-range' driver to better judge the mid-range transition, and comparatively little low end, which makes it useful for hearing how audible your bass instruments are on compromised playback systems.

Works for me anyway! ;)


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Looks like a cheaper version of the "Mini-Rig"
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Re: Mix Cube Alternatives

Postby The Elf » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:52 am

Got mine in a box of grot I bought for peanuts. I use it as my 'everyman' laptop speaker reference, and in that context it works well. Weird that a few of us seem to have discovered this humble device!

Amongst that grot I also found a very swishy programmable remote, but I never had the patience to get it fully working. I really should find it out...
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