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  • Audio Speakers/Amplifier(?) solution for FCP G5 suite

    Posted by Mike Sweet on April 3, 2005 at 6:56 am

    Can anyone recommend a high quality, value for money (eg less than $ US 500-600) audio set up, to work with a G5 suite? I guess avoid Apple’s rec’d solutions(?)
    High enough quality to give high end output, but not a fully blown audio suite.

    Nigel Thompson replied 19 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Tom Meegan

    April 3, 2005 at 7:45 am

    Mackie 1202 VLZ mixer. Two M-Audio BX-5 Active Speakers. You could certainly substitute other brands at a similar price range, but I feel especially good about the my mixer. Tannoy, Alesis and several other companies make powered speakers in the same price range. I also run an audio output to my NTSC monitor, so I can preview what the mix will sound like on a two inch mono speaker.

    Good luck.


  • Walter Biscardi

    April 3, 2005 at 12:20 pm

    Mackie 1202 Audio Mixer – This allows you to run the Mac audio and any other audio source to your speakers and gives you a more convenient volume control right on the mixer.

    I just installed a pair of KRK Rocket 5 audio monitors in one of my suites and they’re a really great, flat sound, for $300 a pair and are self powered so you don’t need an amp. They’re available at professional audio supply stores like Guitar Center. Alesis and Mackie also have a great series of near field speakers as well.

    For “loud listening” I purchased a pair of Polk Audio mid-field monitors at Circuit City and mounted those on the wall so when we’re done with the main mix, we can switch it over to regular home type speakers and really turn up the sound.

    The amp I do own is the Haffler P3000 and it’s a super clean amp.

    If you have an audio store like Guitar Center in your area, that’s the best place to find good quality monitors and generally the folks there really know what they’re talking about when it comes to the various monitors. If you really want to go cheap, I also have a pair of Sony speakers I picked up at Radio Shack for $50 / pair and they’re actually quite good and very flat. I got them just after the New Year and they were a new arrival at that time. Great for my mobile system.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media

    Now in Production, “The Rough Cut,”

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • Nigel Thompson

    April 3, 2005 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve a pair of Alesis point sevens since 1999, One of the best purchases I’ve ever made. We just started an audio department which My brother runs and I gave them to him, I going to shell out some cash for a pair of genelec 8030’s

    I had the privalage of working with gen 1029’s in my Avid days and found that although the alesis were fantastic, they fooled when mixing for video depending on the room I was in, never had that problem with the Gen’s.

    Make sure your speaker are not too close to you, very important, and sound treat your room however you can.


    Trini 2 D Bone

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