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14th March 2013
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GS,

I have a pair of HS80's, and I can't even really begin to describe how unsatisfied I am by them. I've run into some money in the last few weeks, and I'm looking to buy a pair of PMC's, Genelecs, or go ahead and get my NS10's back... Any suggestions? I'm okay with going passive, and can maybe do something no more than 4k (which includes the necessary amp I may need to buy).

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GS,

I have a pair of HS80's, and I can't even really begin to describe how unsatisfied I am by them. I've run into some money in the last few weeks, and I'm looking to buy a pair of PMC's, Genelecs, or go ahead and get my NS10's back... Any suggestions? I'm okay with going passive, and can maybe do something no more than 4k (which includes the necessary amp I may need to buy).

I really want a 2-way with a sealed box, so the ATC 20SL passive's are where its at for me. I'm buying these as soon as I get my grubby mitts on the cash for new monitors. I'm going to save for a little while to attain a nice power amp with them.
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You have to try the Spiral Groove Studio Ones.

They are $3250, and a great amp that matches them is $600 so $3850 total.

It'll outperform anything in that price range by a mile, and even beats out many monitors costing double (I sold my MM27's because of them!)

It feels like cheating when you mix on these monitors. It's like someone's holding your hand the whole time telling you what to do next. They're unreal.
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Any suggestions?
Yep..Don't get the NS10's back.
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By 4k I assume you mean €4,000 (and not $ or £) as your name is "Madridkid".

At this price range I would look at the ME Geithain RL906 (what I use), the PMC TB2 and I think the new Neumann KH310 may come into this price bracket as well as the small ATC.

The Harbeth M30 are also in this bracket but are passive only, but there would still be enough in your budget for an amp.
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I understand there is a new version of the ATC SCM11 (called the SCM11P) to be released soon - acoustically identical, just with a different finish aimed more towards professional users.

Any of the compact ATCs will be more than suitable though, they're fantastic.

Harbeth 30s are really great too, as are ProAcs and Spendors, all of which can be picked up within budget...
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Hey thanks guys..! I'm looking into all of your suggestions. Scouting out some brystons I guess too here.
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I find the ATC SCM50 one of the most accurate and natural sounding, so for your price range, I'd check the SCM20SL.
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