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ReelDiel
03-05-2012, 07:18 PM
what are you guys using and recommend. $200 is for the pair.

Evolved
03-09-2012, 12:13 PM
I highly suggest you WAIT and save a mere $100.00 bucks and get a set of these. http://www.amazon.com/KRKRP5-G2-Powered-Studio-Monitor/dp/B001ANZTCK/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1331313120&sr=8-11 The bare min these will do well for you.

B.Frank
03-09-2012, 02:09 PM
if you buy used you might be able to pick up some used krk 5s or 6s for $200. You won't find anything new for that price. Nothing decent anyways.

light-o-matic
03-10-2012, 12:06 PM
Agree with everyone else that you should save more money. Most studio monitors are $400/pair and up and there are a ton of good ones at that price.

There are a few options in the $300 range..

At $200 you cannot really expect anything decent.. but there is one option I can think of which is the Alesis M1 Active 520's.. That is the only one I would consider at that price. But they are super budget monitors, don't expect greatness from them because you won't get it.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Alesis-M1-Active-520-75W-Active-Near-Field-Reference-Monitor-Pair-103572988-i1153179.gc?&source=4WWRWXGB

Incognito
03-14-2012, 01:08 AM
Hey, welcome back light-o-matic.

Manu
03-14-2012, 05:11 AM
Agree with everyone else that you should save more money. Most studio monitors are $400/pair and up and there are a ton of good ones at that price.

There are a few options in the $300 range..

At $200 you cannot really expect anything decent.. but there is one option I can think of which is the Alesis M1 Active 520's.. That is the only one I would consider at that price. But they are super budget monitors, don't expect greatness from them because you won't get it.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Alesis-M1-Active-520-75W-Active-Near-Field-Reference-Monitor-Pair-103572988-i1153179.gc?&source=4WWRWXGB

Welcome back Light-O :)

The Alesis are slightly bassy, though some may like it. I would also recommend behringer truths for low cost monitoring... At 200 bucks you may find some stuff but only if you look at second hand monitors...

Divercity
03-14-2012, 06:16 AM
Save your money and go listen to every monitor out on the market and go ahead and buy the one that sounds the best to you.

Scrap McNapps
03-18-2012, 09:20 PM
Save your money and go listen to every monitor out on the market and go ahead and buy the one that sounds the best to you.

This is the best approach.

Incognito
03-18-2012, 10:22 PM
The best for the given budget would be something like the Audioengine A2 http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Premium-Powered-Desktop-Speakers/dp/B000VKEFN2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332123690&sr=8-1

Great little pair of speakers but if you want something better then you're better off just saving up until you have enough $$$.

ReelDiel
03-18-2012, 10:27 PM
thanks guys, i will save some more dollars for the krk's.

Budzak
03-19-2012, 03:41 PM
I bought a pair of Behringer TRUTH B2031As for $270 used a couple years back. Don't regret it a bit. I love those things.

Like the others said:

A) $200 just isn't enough. Save up some more.
B) Listen to what's out there and see what you like most.