Adam A8x vs Mackie HR824mkII vs KRK VXT8 vs Focal Solo 6be?
I'm looking for some new monitors for a different studio setup .
The monitors I have in my other studio setup are a pair of Acoustic Energy AE22's + Sub. These are great but in the new setup a sub won't really work in the room and there are times when I need to monitor really deep bass frequencies which the AE22's can struggle with. Also my budget can't stretch to the AE22's + sub which cost's around £1600.
I would like a pair of monitors that can cope with deep low bass without port chuffing under £1000!
These are the monitors on my shortlist :-
Mackie HR824 mkII
I realise the Focal's aren't under £1000 but they do come up in b-stock fairly regularly!
I will need them for a large variety of music and some of that will have deep bass. One feature I definately don't want is port chuffing!!
I've had quite a bit of experince with the Focal CMS65's and Mackie HR824mkI's and heard the KRK VXT8's.
I really loved the Focal CMS65's apart from the QC issues. I had 3 faulty pairs with 2 having lots of port chuffing and another with odd rattles inside! This put me off Focal but I haven't heard any issues with the Focal Solo 6be's?
The mkI version of the Mackies sounded great but I found the mixes didn't translate as well as the Focal CMS65's or Acoustic Energy AE22's.
How does the mkII version compare? Is it more accurate for mixing?
I've only heard the KRK VXT8's in a shop with a semi treated room and these sounded great! I preferred these to Dynaudio BM6a's and Adam A7's.
I have no idea how accurate they translate mixes!??
I've read pages of issues with the Adam A8X's concerning port chuffing etc. Apparently Adam are going to ( or have already ) sort this problem with flanges!? Can anyone confirm that this issue has been resolved?
Which of these monitors would you recommend for accurate mixing that can cope with really deep bass without port chuffing? Is there anything else under £1000 that you would recommend?