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post #16 of 24
Unless I'm grossly mistaken, those aren't active studio monitors. Seem more like regular desktop speakers, albeit pricey ones.
Not sure what you're looking for here, to be frank. But The Audioengine website claims to offer a 30-day audition, so you could always return them. They don't seem ideal for monitoring though, nor do they seem capable of "bumping" your dorm room.

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Previous poster already beat me to it.
Edited by kurochin - 6/26/14 at 6:42am
post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 

ok so I see a great deal on the Rokit RP6's but they are the Gen 2. Should I go with that deal or save up a bit more and go with the LSR 308's?

post #18 of 24

Now you are talking.

 

You need speakers for two different jobs. If your requirements are still the same that is. Powerful and 'bumping' enough for an intimate party. Accurate and reliable enough to mix on and allow you to extrapolate how your work will sound on other systems.  The A5+ will do neither.

 

That's why I mentioned the KRK Rokits. For ~$400 you can buy better monitors. You can also get better party speakers. But what you need is a good compromise. That's what the Rokits are. It's how and why they became popular.

 

So like I said in a previous post. If you want a one shop drop to get started look at the biggest pair of KRKs you can afford now. Job done for a year or so.

 

If you think you might get serious get a decent pair of small monitors (JBL 305 look good atm) and add a sub or two when you can. If you live in the US those direct channel, ultra cheap $150 powered subs cel4145 bangs on about look almost too good to be true. ??

 

Then you  have the best of both worlds. When you need to make critical mixing decisions turn down the subs down and use the monitors. When you want to party - crank up the sub(s).

post #19 of 24
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That's why I mentioned the KRK Rokits. For ~$400 you can buy better monitors. You can also get better party speakers. But what you need is a good compromise. That's what the Rokits are. It's how and why they became popular.

Things are different here in the US from Europe where RD is. The 8" JBL LSR308s are only $400 a pair in the US right now. Same price as the 6" driver Rokit. While I like the Rokits OK, I wouldn't pay the same money for a smaller driver version of them over the JBLs. In fact, the JBLs have taken the place of the Rokits as favorites here in the US because of the price/performance value difference.
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Originally Posted by RonaldDumsfeld View Post

If you think you might get serious get a decent pair of small monitors (JBL 305 look good atm) and add a sub or two when you can. If you live in the US those direct channel, ultra cheap $150 powered subs cel4145 bangs on about look almost too good to be true. ??

Then you  have the best of both worlds. When you need to make critical mixing decisions turn down the subs down and use the monitors. When you want to party - crank up the sub(s).

That's not how you pick out a sub (RD might want to listen to this, too).

If you are going to be DJing for parties, first of all, you need a sub that has enough bass (max SPL) to fill a room for the volumes you listen to--sub performance is directly related to room size. Then, of course, SQ, response linearity, and low end extension are a consideration as well. How big is the room--including any open areas--that you intend to use for DJing? The bigger the room, the more your cost will go up on a subwoofer to fill it with bass. Then add in the difference between the SQ, extension, and linearity of a budget sub and a better model sub, and it can get REALLY expensive for a larger rooms if you want good bass. In other words, your budget is probably not prepared to buy a subwoofer for DJing unless you plan on having your parties in a walk in closet wink.gif

This is also different from using a sub for studio mixing where the sub is located nearfield (3 or 4 feet at most) from you. Then, having a high output SPL sub is much less important. Still probably want good SQ, extension, and linearity, but the bass doesn't have to fill the whole room.
post #20 of 24

Whatever. I suspect the OP only wants to fart about with Traktor or Ableton in his room on his own and be able do some skanking when his mates come round. Like you do.

 

No need to go mad. Unlikely to be a massive room and he probably has neighbours. Anyway I only recommend from my own experience, usually with my own gear. So I'm happy to leave it to the OP's discretion.

post #21 of 24

Problem is the JBL is rear ported so unless you have stands and can place away from a wall you are going to get loads of air baffling that will be audible when working.  The KRK is front ported meaning placement is easier.  You can get 2nd gen KRK's much cheaper if you shop around, if budget is a serious issue.

 

All studio monitors are designed for near/mid listening NOT filling a huge room with sound for a party with or without a sub.  Most only put out 50-100w (some will provide more but not at this price range) due to design choices and if you want more than that for your dorm parties then you probably not going to buy studio monitors.

 

Well worth looking into the adam F range if they can be had in your budget, or get a student loan max your credit card and buy http://www.adam-audio.com/en/pro-audio/products/s2x/description


Edited by Tablix - 6/27/14 at 9:28am
post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 

would the adam f5 be big enough for what i'm looking for or would i have to go with the 7 cause the 7 is probably out of my price range for right now 

post #23 of 24
The Adam F5 is a 5" driver, and is likely to have no more output than the Rokit 5s or LSR 305s, and certainly won't reach significantly lower. Plus, there are many people that feel the LSR 305s to be as good as the F5s.

Do you have a Guitar Center near you? If so, you should go listen to some monitors. While Guitar Center's setup is not the best for evaluating how good the speakers will sound properly setup in your own house, it does help for hearing relative differences between monitors. Good chance all of the monitors you are considering will be on display.
post #24 of 24

Here is a 5 page thread from gearslutz asking the OPs latest question.

 

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/low-end-theory/867409-jbl-lsr305-vs-adam-f5.html

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