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Would you say the Adam F5's are significantly better than the KRK's? Trying to justify the higher price tag of the Adam F5's over the KRK's..

I chose them over the Rokits 6, which, on paper, have a better frequency response in the lower end. Why? Even with a low freq response going down to "only" 52Hz compared to the KRK's 38Hz, the bass feels noticeably tighter. Also, I felt as if there was a veil over the mids compared to the Adams...their sound is clearer, that's for sure. I'm not saying I didn't hesitate though. As some other member pointed out, you have to listen before you buy. I was sold to the KRKs on paper (read: reviews & specs) but when I listened to the Adam F5 it was a whole other story. Yes the adam will lack a little sub-bass but you could as well wait a little and get the Fsub in the future.
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I chose them over the Rokits 6, which, on paper, have a better frequency response in the lower end. Why? Even with a low freq response going down to "only" 52Hz compared to the KRK's 38Hz, the bass feels noticeably tighter. Also, I felt as if there was a veil over the mids compared to the Adams...their sound is clearer, that's for sure. I'm not saying I didn't hesitate though. As some other member pointed out, you have to listen before you buy. I was sold to the KRKs on paper (read: reviews & specs) but when I listened to the Adam F5 it was a whole other story. Yes the adam will lack a little sub-bass but you could as well wait a little and get the Fsub in the future.

 

I haven't heard them in store but there are several studio monitor comparison videos on youtube

in the video below, the "veil" on the rokits is evident to me , compared to the jbls and yamahas

(you have to use headphones or iems, not laptop speakers, to hear the difference)

 

post #18 of 19

I little more than your limit, but the ORBs are good.

 

http://www.orbaudio.com/miniampspeakersub.aspx

$549 with a sub. $299 without, but you really need a sub. You can pick up a sub for $100 and stay under $400.

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I little more than your limit, but the ORBs are good.

http://www.orbaudio.com/miniampspeakersub.aspx
$549 with a sub. $299 without, but you really need a sub. You can pick up a sub for $100 and stay under $400.

Agree. Those absolutely must have a sub. They were designed to be used with one. They claim an 80hz low end frequency response, but I don't believe Orb. That small a driver won't produce effective midbass. Probably heavily rolled off response at 80hz. I'm also wary of the idea of pairing them with $100 subwoofers. Most $100 subwoofers will be one note wonders, not the kind of sub I would want to handle all of the midbass. You'd need to be very choosy in selecting one.
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