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Hey guys,
Could someone please suggest some good (per lower budget) pair of studio monitors OR keyboard amplifier for my Kawai MP7SE. Not sure which would be more suited as at this point I work only with headphones both when playing piano or when using it as MIDI when producing something on DAW. Looking for the best universal gear.


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Low budget means $100 or $500 ?



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As low as possible with decent quality laugh
If talking numbers, I would say 300$ tops.


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btw did not mention, that the room of usage is very small, no heavy lifting volume is necessary, quality/detail is priority.


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Originally Posted by KeyToneEK
As low as possible with decent quality laugh
If talking numbers, I would say 300$ tops.

Amps are obsolete. No one needs an amp anymore except dads in their 50's and 60's who have the amp nostalgia.

No such a thing. Change your mindset. Get a good bang for your buck but not cheap. You'll end up with a garbage Behringer monitor speaker like the one I have and they were troubles since day 1 and no one buys them from me even less than half the price.

Monitor speakers will last you almost forever. Don't go cheap on them. Buy something that you'll like their sound and they have good warranty and decent quality. Save some money! Eat less food for few weeks if you can... it's that important!!!


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Popular choices include JBL 305P, iLoud Micro Monitors, Presonus Eris E5 (which now also has a newer XT version)

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Yamaha HS5, HS7, or HS8 depending on your budget. The price you see online is just for one speaker. They are the best budget monitors and you can sell them easily later if you decided to upgrade.

Also, they look nice and you'll enjoy pressing the keys on your MP7SE and just listening to them. Or even looking at them without any sounds coming out of them.

Should I add that they are industry standard-ish? Almost every studio owns a pair of them. Your mixes will sound decent on them.


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Just be aware ....

It is unlikely that anything you choose will give you a sound as good as the one you are hearing with your headphones.

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I have three monitor sets: JBL LSR305, Yamaha HS5 and Presonus Eris E5. All of them will do fine. If I needed to keep just one, I would go for the Yamaha


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I believe that the Yamaha has the least bass extension of the three.


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