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Recommendations For Speakers For Recording

Post by Marty » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:51 am

Hi there,

I have an iMac and record with Logic Pro X can anyone recommend a good quality set of speakers to use with this. I'm realizing my twenty year old altec speakers are just not up to the job.

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Post by funsongs » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:59 am

Hi, Martyn;
Reference & play-back speakers/monitors, or mix-friendly monitors? Do you care which, or both?
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Re: Recommendations For Speakers For Recording

Post by Telefunkin » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:36 am

Assuming you want to invest in the reasonable entry-end of the market, are looking for monitors for a small room, and are not too worried about reproducing sub-bass, here's a few to consider.....
https://www.thomann.de/gb/presonus_eris_e5_xt.htm
https://www.thomann.de/gb/krk_rp5_rokit_g3.htm
https://www.thomann.de/gb/kali_audio_lp_6.htm
https://www.thomann.de/gb/adam_t5v.htm
[Careful with prices, they're often priced in singles rather than in pairs.]
They're all reasonably good performers for their price, and unless you have a good sized/shaped room with some sound treatment even more expensive monitors might not offer any advantages. However, if your room is good then you might want to look at some more refined monitors.
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Re: Recommendations For Speakers For Recording

Post by Ted » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:19 pm

Martyn,

Up until a year ago I was using my Mac/Logic Pro X with a desktop speaker/subwoofer set that I'd bought at ALDI for like $30 several years ago. Haha. ( To be fair, for consumer speakers, the ALDI speakers sounded great) Last April or so I finally got a set of actual monitors-- a pair of Kali LP-6 speakers. I can't speak to super high end monitors, but getting these was such a massive step up compared to what I was using. I think they were about $300 a pair. My brother also bought a pair for his studio setup-- which is nice because I don't have to lug my monitors back and forth. All of the ones on Telefunkin's list are good options for starter monitors, from what I've heard and read.

In addition to using these speakers for recording, I'm always playing my guitars through amp-sim software like Amplitube 5/Guitar Rig 6 instead of using real amps/cabinets. So I like having speakers like these to play my guitars through. I find they work well for that.

My current room is unfortunately pretty small, but I recently got some room correction software (ARC3) and it's working nicely with my monitor setup to give me consistent accuracy when mixing. I would at least budget some money into room treatment and/or correction software.

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Re: Recommendations For Speakers For Recording

Post by cosmicdolphin » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:24 pm

Whatever you buy remember you'll get a good 10 years it of them so invest in the best you can afford

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Re: Recommendations For Speakers For Recording

Post by Marty » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:11 am

Thanks very much, I appreciate your responses.

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Re: Recommendations For Speakers For Recording

Post by Kolstad » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:55 am

Genelec and Adam are good brands. Listen to them beforehand. You need to love the sound, as it will feed back to you and encourage you to perform better.

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