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KRK Expose 8 Special Ef­fects Plugins
Old 19th September 2005
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KRK Expose 8

http://www.frontendaudio.com/Product...=2981&click=35

Anybody use these? I havent been able to find much information on them. I'm not sure if thats a good or bad thing...
Old 19th September 2005
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I heard them once in a store showroom in NYC and was stunned at how "real" they sounded. They had The Clash's "London Calling" playing and you could hear absolutely everything in the recording.

I have a pretty small control room so I bought the Expose 7's immediately after that and I love them. They're not a tremendously fun speaker to listen to but the mixes sound the way you'd expect and many times even better.

Hope this helps. I cannot recommend them nearly enough.
Old 19th September 2005
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Sounds like I'm gonna like them if I can my hands on them! Thanks!
Old 19th September 2005
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I use E-7's every day also. The detail and problem finding abilities are amazing. The E-8's are wonderful. Get them while you can.

Michael Greene
Old 19th September 2005
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PMC and Genelec are better. The company that designed my studio spec Genelec and PMC's. I was told that KRK we not great monitors. Coming from a comany that has built studios all over the world I kind of have respect thier opinions as they have tested more speakers than I have time to listen to. After all its thier job.
But I have A/B'd Genelec PMX and KRK Expose 8 and The KRK did finish a solid last.
As always YMMV.
Old 19th September 2005
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I thought all the Expose's were discontinued recently????

BTW, the original E8's were a great speaker. Kinda lost a little of the magic when they switched the tweeter though....

I would probably go with Genelec 1032's at this point instead of E8t's..
Old 19th September 2005
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I just showed that link because thats mostly all Ive found on them.

Whats the diffrence between the E8's and E8t's? I the ones Im loking at are used. I'm not sure how old. I don't know if their E8's or E8t's.
Old 19th September 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KurtR
I just showed that link because thats mostly all Ive found on them.

Whats the diffrence between the E8's and E8t's? I the ones Im loking at are used. I'm not sure how old. I don't know if their E8's or E8t's.
The E8t's came out about 2 years ago and feature a different tweeter than the original E8's...
Old 19th September 2005
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Hmmm... I think these are more then 2 years old. So they're the E8's. Is their a big diffrence in the tweeter to the E8t's?
Old 19th September 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KurtR
Hmmm... I think these are more then 2 years old. So they're the E8's. Is their a big diffrence in the tweeter to the E8t's?
Yes. They are made out of a completely different material. And, while I think they sound great, good luck finding replacements if you blow a tweeter...
Old 19th September 2005
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Hi,

I work exclusiv on KRK E8t's.

I hear what some are saying about the new tweeters. They sound a little
harsher, but let me hear a lot better in reverbs and vocal tweaking.

You can identify them on the color.

The old Kevlar ones are yellow, the new ones are black.


wolfgang
Old 19th September 2005
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I love my E8
a friend of mine also has them and he blew his tweeters (this guy plays his stuff really loud) and he got the newer tweeters installed in the old one,
sounded a little different than the old E8
Old 19th September 2005
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ok now you got me worried too!
Old 19th September 2005
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I've had my E8's for about three or four years now can't remember which, I love the sound of them and my mixes translate very well to other systems. I think my mixes with the E8's translate better than the mixes done on Genelec 1032's when I had access to them. The E8's along with my Avocet are working out really well. YMMV

Old 19th September 2005
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Again another monitor thread that points out one thing. Only you can decide what monitor works for you and your ears. There are many monitors that I probably wouldn't use as a door stop or to hammer nails with but many hit records get mixed on them.
If you can get the E-8's for a good price buy them. If you don't like them and want to sell them........ Give me a call!!! I will take them off your hands.

Michael Greene
Old 19th September 2005
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If you read on page 285 of the book "Behind the Glass" by Howard Massey, Chuck Ainlay says he lis a big fan of the E8. Don't know if that means anything or not to you but I did read that.

I am going to be in the market for better monitors. I currently use as old pair of Event 20/20P (powered - but not bi-amped) monitors. It is my next studio upgrade. Seems lots of good choices in the $1200 to $2000 range.

-Gary
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