Monitors for FA-08


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Hey guys,

I have a ton of keyboards and Mackie PA gear for live use but have just bought a Roland FA-08 for use at home.

I really want to get a decent stereo monitor setup for playing at home. I used to use Spirit Absolute 2’s with a Samson Servo -170 amp years back but although I still have the amp, the monitors have long since gone.

When I was demoing the keyboard in the shop they had it hooked up to a Roland 2.1 Cube monitor rig (I think the CM110) which sounded incredible. These are obsolete now though - else I would have bought them!

Does anyone have any suggestions for either passive monitors to use with the servo-170 or active ones that will handle the range of the FA-8 without rattling or sounding tinny. I would love to know if Roland have an equivalent to the CM110 in their current range.

Many thanks,

Jay :)
 

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Personally I use a couple of M-Audio B5XA monitors with an 8" subwoofer.

https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-BX5-Carbon-Black-Shielding/dp/B00PRD8ZXY/

https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-108248-60-Watt-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B009GUTJ34/

I live in an apartment so I never crank them up past 4 or 5 or so but if I wanted to I
could manage some decent window rattling with this setup.

For home use any decent set of monitors from KRK or Yamaha or even Behringer would do nicely as long as you couple them with a decent powered subwoofer.

Truth be told you really don't need much more than 70 watts per channel to get yourself evicted or a neighbourhood noise complaint :D :D :D

Gary ;)
 
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Personally I use a couple of M-Audio B5XA monitors with an 8" subwoofer.

https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-BX5-Carbon-Black-Shielding/dp/B00PRD8ZXY/

https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-108248-60-Watt-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B009GUTJ34/

I live in an apartment so I never crank them up past 4 or 5 or so but if I wanted to I
could manage some decent window rattling with this setup.

For home use any decent set of monitors from KRK or Yamaha or even Behringer would do nicely as long as you couple them with a decent powered subwoofer.

Truth be told you really don't need much more than 70 watts per channel to get yourself evicted or a neighbourhood noise complaint :D :D :D

Gary ;)
Cheers Gary! I will have a look :)
 

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