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Need help for monitor upgrade (~ 1000$) Studio Monitors
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Need help for monitor upgrade (~ 1000$)

Hi, first of all sorry for my English. I have the mackies mr5 mk2 for 7 years now and I feel that it’s time to upgrade.
The room (6x3 meters) is not treated (and can’t be treated for now), the listening position is not optimal (monitors are placed on a desk 10 cm from the front wall), but at low levels (65-70 db) and with room correction software the frequency response is ok (I did some measurements with REW). I lack the bass extension and overall details with my current monitors.
I have the beyerdynamic dt 990 pro (good detail but not flat at all) and they help me a lot when it comes to work on some individual instruments of the mix but I can’t properly balance the elements of my mix with them.
I can’t listen to the monitors before buying them so I need your help. I have read all the threads here about the monitors that I’m considering to buy but there are some nuances.
1. Focal alpha 65: I think they are the most optimal in my situation. They cost about 780 $ a pair, where I live. What bothers me: The distortion problem mentioned in this forum and their size.
2. Focal cms 65: They cost 150 $ more than the alphas (930 $ for a pair). Do they worth the extra 150$ over the alphas?
3. APS klasik: They cost 160 $ more than the cms (1090 $). The bad: the back port, and a little out of my budget now. Too expensive for a hobby?
I know that the klasiks are the best of the 3 and that the cms are superior to alphas but I need some advices to make a rational purchase.
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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