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Help!! KRK RP5's vs Wharfedale Diamond Pro 8.2 at $250
Old 31st August 2011
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Help!! KRK RP5's vs Wharfedale Diamond Pro 8.2 at $250

Hi slutz, brand new member here.
I recently posted in "so much gear, so little time" without any luck.
In great need of buying my first pair of near fields.

After a few days of research, I've came to the conclusion some KRK Rokit's would be an alright choice.
Many people gave great reviews on 'em and sound like they'll be good for my sort of thing (Hip-hop).

Here is what I'm contemplating over:

Wharfedale Diamond Pro 8.2 (Passive) : Can get them for $250 Locally - new.
Or RP5 G2 off eBay : $209 (inc shipping) per speaker (so $418) - new.

tl;dr - Which monitor is better, and if so are the rokit 5's worth an extra $168 over the wharfedale's.

Also my budget was originally $300 (AUD), and I still do not intend on spending more but I guess
can bump it up a BIT and make sure I have some half decent speakers.

Any help would be appreciated as i'm a noob at this.
Old 31st August 2011
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I love my RP5G2s, but if you're wanting to mix very low bass-heavy tracks then these aren't your ideal monitors. For pop genre work I have two hankies stuffed in the front ports which lowers the volume of the bottom frequencies (and gives other physics-based benefits) but gives me better mixes in general.

Best paired with a good set of cans that give you perspective down there.

Great value. I got mine brand new for £230 which I guess is about what you're suggesting.

Last edited by Oggyb; 31st August 2011 at 10:23 PM.. Reason: clarification.
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