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Old 12-26-2019, 03:54 AM
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I give a +1 to the JBL's. I had LSR305's(Mk 1) and other than the input sensitivity being a bit low, the sound was maybe better than any other product in that size(certainly better IMO than KRK or M-Audio). I am happily mixing on LSR306 Mk II now but will probably add a Presonus T10 sub(which stomps everything near that price) though I will likely add some DSP to tailor the response to my room(thanks to SMAART Live).

The Mackie's are solid, but a bit long in the tooth
How can affect the imput sensitivity the relation with the other group of monitors? It will change how the speaker receive the line input? or the balance between the JBLs and Mackies? I mean different sensitivity is going to be ending on different kind of frequency response to the same line level?

I may have the opportunity to pick up another pair of used Mackie mr8 MkIII to add to my actual Mackie mr8 MkII for the price of 2 and 1/2 lsr305p mkII, for the money to me is a better deal, but i was looking for something smaller and for the 5.1 to be all the same kind and version. Do you think that have five mackies mr8 would be better than 5 jbl lsr305p mkII? (I have a sub that will be added to extend the bass response and have a "proper" 5.1 monitoring)

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Old 12-26-2019, 06:04 AM
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I know some would consider them a bit large for nearfields but I've been using JLB LSR308's for about 2 years now; my wife got the Yamaha MSP5's I had before. Took a little while to get them set up right for my space but I find what I do on them translates quite well. And really that's what one wants isn't it?
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The idea that a speaker can be too large for a room is utter nonsense.
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I've been told by some of the cognescenti here that the 308's were a bit large for typical mix rooms. Like I said it took a bit of work to get them setup right for my situation but clients have been happy with the end result.
I'd like to clarify something before it really gets off the rails. In my post which I quote above I mentioned the 308's were considered by some to be large for nearfields. Bob Olhsson left out that I was talking about nearfield monitors and made it seem like I was talking about all monitors. I should have corrected/mentioned this earlier but with the Christmas holidays and such I missed it. My error on that part.
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... My three options are Mackie mr624, JBL LSR305 mkII, and M-audio Bx5 ...
Get the JBL's.
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Seconded. I'm loving them. Just don't let your cat into the studio or you could end up with something (toy) in the open rear port
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Seconded. I'm loving them. Just don't let your cat into the studio or you could end up with something (toy) in the open rear port
Hahahahahahaha

Anyone seen a small kitten anywheres

Check the back of your monitors
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Also, beware of kick drums with semi open front and padding inside. When my daughter was young she went thru a couple of days of anguish, and then, for christmas, we got a visit from the last band to record at my studio, and she got her cat back safe.
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Also, beware of kick drums with semi open front and padding inside. When my daughter was young she went thru a couple of days of anguish, and then, for christmas, we got a visit from the last band to record at my studio, and she got her cat back safe.
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