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    Good active monitors

    Well, one of my alesis 820 dsp's just died, have found the offending part, but since they don't make them anymore I may have to get a new set (very annoying) so want to know what's out there that is good just in case i can't find the right part or if it's blown something further up (which would be bad)

    Now I'm not looking for budget stuff, more mid-high range, want them to be at least as good as the alesis ones

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    I just picked up Rokit 8's, and I love them.

    NMD: KRK Rokit 8 Monitors

    Drew went with me, spent a bit more, and got the HS80's, which are also really, really nice.

    NMD Pt. Deux: Yamaha HS80M's

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    HS80's are generally believed to be the best in the price range man, do it
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    The HS80s are pretty inaccurate in the low end.

    If you have the squiggles, the Mackie HR824s are very nice. When I A/Bd them with my Genelecs they held their own. They weren't as good as the 1031s, but they're 1/4 the cost.

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    Hey James I use the Tannoy Reveal 8D's and they are awesome, maybe a bit bright but I can also vouch for Chris' Rokit recommendation and also maybe some Adam a7x or genelecs.

    P.S that Orange cab you sent me is awesome!

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    I think Adam or Genelec are your best bet in that price. Really not a fan of the Rokits at all.
    Budget depending, I'd go for the Adam A5X or A7X, or the Gennie 8020 or 8030.

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    The Genelec 8030As are superb, I've been using them for years.

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    The Rockits did seem a little more substantial in the low end than the HS80s IMO, but the 80s are spectacular sounding monitors.
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