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Trying to decide on a pair of studio monitors/speakers for bedroom music production

Postby pancake_lizard » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:09 am

Hi, right now I’m using a bass guitar amp as the speakers for my music production but I’m gonna buy a pair of good actual dedicated monitors on amazon, I’m only looking to spend at most like 150 dollars and I was wondering if anyone has any opinions for a good pair of speakers

These 2 models on amazon seem to be pretty decent.

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Re: Trying to decide on a pair of studio monitors/speakers for bedroom music production

Postby ef37a » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:22 am

Personally I prefer the Presonus. It looks engineered closer to 'proper' monitors with balanced inputs, albeit on jacks rather than XLR. The detachable mains cable is also a plus point.

I cannot of course tell you which sounds better but PreSonus have a good name in the industry and are unlikely, even at this very budget level, to put their name on total crap!

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Postby Arpangel » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:46 am

ef37a wrote:Personally I prefer the Presonus. It looks engineered closer to 'proper' monitors with balanced inputs, albeit on jacks rather than XLR. The detachable mains cable is also a plus point.

I cannot of course tell you which sounds better but PreSonus have a good name in the industry and are unlikely, even at this very budget level, to put their name on total crap!

Dave.

Totally agree with Dave, the Eris are fine, I had a pair of the bigger ones, they have a good well balanced sound, and the family sound is probably across the range.
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Re: Trying to decide on a pair of studio monitors/speakers for bedroom music production

Postby ef37a » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:01 am

Arpangel wrote:
ef37a wrote:Personally I prefer the Presonus. It looks engineered closer to 'proper' monitors with balanced inputs, albeit on jacks rather than XLR. The detachable mains cable is also a plus point.

I cannot of course tell you which sounds better but PreSonus have a good name in the industry and are unlikely, even at this very budget level, to put their name on total crap!

Dave.

Totally agree with Dave, the Eris are fine, I had a pair of the bigger ones, they have a good well balanced sound, and the family sound is probably across the range.

Thanks Arp! You may have just solved son's Crimble prezzie for me!

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Re: Trying to decide on a pair of studio monitors/speakers for bedroom music production

Postby Arpangel » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:10 am

ef37a wrote:
Arpangel wrote:
ef37a wrote:Personally I prefer the Presonus. It looks engineered closer to 'proper' monitors with balanced inputs, albeit on jacks rather than XLR. The detachable mains cable is also a plus point.

I cannot of course tell you which sounds better but PreSonus have a good name in the industry and are unlikely, even at this very budget level, to put their name on total crap!

Dave.

Totally agree with Dave, the Eris are fine, I had a pair of the bigger ones, they have a good well balanced sound, and the family sound is probably across the range.

Thanks Arp! You may have just solved son's Crimble prezzie for me!

Dave.

Yes, I can remember buying mine, it took ages to find anything that actually sounded "normal" to my ears, but these were fine. A lot of others I listened to sounded like they had a "loudness" button in circuit, way too much of everything.
One thing I would look out for though, they used to have a mechanical hum on some models, but I"m sure they’ve sorted that out now.
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Re: Trying to decide on a pair of studio monitors/speakers for bedroom music production

Postby ef37a » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:14 am

Doubt the hum would bother son. He never complained about the 50Hz traff-traff induced hum on his HT-20 but it used to drive ME mad! Especially into a 55Hz Greenback in a biggish box.
I modded it.

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Postby Arpangel » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:24 am

ef37a wrote:Doubt the hum would bother son. He never complained about the 50Hz traff-traff induced hum on his HT-20 but it used to drive ME mad! Especially into a 55Hz Greenback in a biggish box.
I modded it.

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I’m OK with him or noise from instruments, but in a studio on monitors etc it really bugs me.
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Re: Trying to decide on a pair of studio monitors/speakers for bedroom music production

Postby ef37a » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:54 am

Arpangel wrote:
ef37a wrote:Doubt the hum would bother son. He never complained about the 50Hz traff-traff induced hum on his HT-20 but it used to drive ME mad! Especially into a 55Hz Greenback in a biggish box.
I modded it.

Dave.

I’m OK with him or noise from instruments, but in a studio on monitors etc it really bugs me.

You would not be popular in a recording studio with yer hummy Fender tho'but!

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Re: Trying to decide on a pair of studio monitors/speakers for bedroom music production

Postby Arpangel » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:55 am

ef37a wrote:
Arpangel wrote:
ef37a wrote:Doubt the hum would bother son. He never complained about the 50Hz traff-traff induced hum on his HT-20 but it used to drive ME mad! Especially into a 55Hz Greenback in a biggish box.
I modded it.

Dave.

I’m OK with him or noise from instruments, but in a studio on monitors etc it really bugs me.

You would not be popular in a recording studio with yer hummy Fender tho'but!

Dave.

Guitarist in our band had a Strat, when we recorded he was fine as long as he faced the window! if he turned around it was a storm of hum!
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Re: Trying to decide on a pair of studio monitors/speakers for bedroom music production

Postby ef37a » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:09 am

Arpangel wrote:
ef37a wrote:
Arpangel wrote:
ef37a wrote:Doubt the hum would bother son. He never complained about the 50Hz traff-traff induced hum on his HT-20 but it used to drive ME mad! Especially into a 55Hz Greenback in a biggish box.
I modded it.

Dave.

I’m OK with him or noise from instruments, but in a studio on monitors etc it really bugs me.

You would not be popular in a recording studio with yer hummy Fender tho'but!

Dave.

Guitarist in our band had a Strat, when we recorded he was fine as long as he faced the window! if he turned around it was a storm of hum!

Did you try rotating the amp? Sometimes standing them on one end cures hum (amp, NOT guitarist!)

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Re: Trying to decide on a pair of studio monitors/speakers for bedroom music production

Postby Arpangel » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:46 am

ef37a wrote:
Arpangel wrote:
ef37a wrote:
Arpangel wrote:
ef37a wrote:Doubt the hum would bother son. He never complained about the 50Hz traff-traff induced hum on his HT-20 but it used to drive ME mad! Especially into a 55Hz Greenback in a biggish box.
I modded it.

Dave.

I’m OK with him or noise from instruments, but in a studio on monitors etc it really bugs me.

You would not be popular in a recording studio with yer hummy Fender tho'but!

Dave.

Guitarist in our band had a Strat, when we recorded he was fine as long as he faced the window! if he turned around it was a storm of hum!

Did you try rotating the amp? Sometimes standing them on one end cures hum (amp, NOT guitarist!)

Dave.

We found out what it was in the end, lots of little wall-wart transformers dotted around the place, we just wrapped him in Bacofoil and all was fine...

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