[linux-audio-user] good studio monitors

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jul 23 04:55:12 EDT 2004

On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 11:42:33PM -0700, R Parker wrote:
> I've got a pair of Alesis M1 Active and a pair of
> Mackie HR824.
> I love the Alesis because they are cheap and tougher
> than nails. Mine have been abused to no end for about
> four or five years. I can mix on these things until my
> eyes fall out.

I did that too, and now one of mine is dead :( Still I think there were
very good, and if its not fixiable I will buy more.

My suspicion is that they didn't like being switch on and off at the wall
socket - which I've been doing daily for a few years. I have a big
swichbox that controls 10+ sockets, including my monitors. Probably a bad
> When I purchased the HR824 I compared them to about
> eight other leading studio monitor manufacturers
> products--I'm not talking about the super high end
> stuff. The comparisons were all done in the same room.
> I used a half dozen CDs with million dollar
> productions. Hands down, they sound better than all
> the others. I was really impressed by how bad some
> monitors sounded. There's a couple monitor
> manufacturers getting very good reviews but their
> product is garbage. A little research revealed that
> these manufacturers are not audio experts, they are
> video experts designing audio monitors.

Which ones do you think are crap out of interest?
> Phreak the chains, ride the trains, why not you, why
> not me, choosing monitors is a crazy lottery, you
> spin, you win, you loose, you choose; blah:blah,
> blah:blah, blah, blop!

Wow Ron, I can smell the coffee from here ;)

- Steve

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