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Inexpensive Nearfield Monitors - $400 or so

Post by gtr_joe » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:25 pm

Hi. The place where I work has a small video edit room and they want to upgrade their crap speakers to some nearfield monitors. They asked me for a reco. I'd prefer to go self powered. I know Mackie has a product for about $150 per. And Yamaha has the H5S. Any suggestions I can check out reviews on? Or experience with a set of speakers you're happy with? I'm figuring around $400 for the spend. Thanks.
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Post by IDQ » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:58 pm

Equator D5 seconded.

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Post by calaverasgrandes » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:59 pm

the KRK RP5 MKIII or whatever they are called now are not anything I'd want to mix on, but for post they are great.
I would say that the facility I work for has the HS50's in every room that isn't Genelec. The Yamahas are not bad at all. For that money I'd go Equator, however the KRK's are just stupid cheap.
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Post by kslight » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:08 pm

Equator D5 third-ed-ed.

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Post by digitaldrummer » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:07 pm

D5 to the 4th..
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Post by JWL » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:18 pm

D5s are awesome. I also love the new Presonus Eris series, I just picked up a set of them for my home office. Pretty astonishing sound from such small speakers.

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Post by LupineSound » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:32 am

I'm in the market for something similar. Anyone try the Blue Sky Exo2 system? I think that looks pretty good. Unported speakers.

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Post by Byll » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:24 pm

We purchased Equator D5s to use in the field, and ended up installing them in a rough mixing/editing room. Truly incredible, for the price. The imaging holds its head up with the best of them. If only Equator produced a proprietary sub? One can dream.

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Post by CraigS63 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:59 am

I have a pair of unpowered Event 20/20s, which apparently are almost 20 years old now, one is acting flaky playing bass tones, I guess I need to upgrade as well... (I don't know if it's "user serviceable" or worth it to just replace a woofer in those)

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Post by HuskerDude » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:12 pm

The "internal DSP" on those D5s, is that in the signal path, or just referring to the software it's using for the voicing?

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Post by comfortstarr » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:13 pm

I too asked this question on this very board not very long ago. I too was pointed to the D5s. I too bought them. And I too recommend them.

They replaced some Event PS8's and they, frankly, replaced the hell out of them.

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Post by digitaldrummer » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:46 pm

Equator recently offered an option to D5 owners to upgrade to the D8. This involves sending the D5's back for credit, which makes me wonder if they plan to use them for "spare parts" or if there will be a D5 refurb sale coming soon...?

I didn't upgrade btw...
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