Originally Posted by PeteJames
They are only just usable but as good as monitors costing more than twice as much?
you miss my point. I (me, not you) have not found anything under 1.2K that gives me what I need to mix on. at about that dollar range you start having some choices. I don't think powered events are worth spending $$ on, the small focals at about 1k don't seem like as good a deal as .5K on the Mackies (new vs used yes but where are the used focals?) where are the Focal SM65's for under 1.5K ..??
i didn't find anything that I thought worked as well (notice I said 'I thought') until over $1200.00 .. I can't wait for a used set of Focals 6.5's to turn up at 1K .. I could not find any Haflers...no used westlakes etc ...I don't seem to 'click' with KRK's .. the mackie is a known quantiy (I am not a mackie fan in general) but I get acceptable results with the monitors AT $500.00 a pair. If I had 2K to spend i would be looking elsewhere.
what else can you get for under 1.2K (let alone .5K) that translates as well?? unpowered NS10's and a power amp with a fan??
point me in a direction
I am CERTAINLY not asking you to like Mackies..
I am saying they would be my choice until I have enough $$ (like about 2K to 2.5K) to actually get a real improvement over what i am getting now. Then I have to decided if my room is up to the challenge.
FWIW ..I also like my 737SP, I am not all that impressed with my SM7b ..I like Marshalls and I mix ITB.
a few posts below yours said EXACTLY what I am saying .. He upgraded to the Focal Twins and the diff is HUGE ..unless i did my math wrong they cost a bit more than 500 a pair..