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I just bought the Focal CMS 50's and they are splendid and would work well for application. Paired with the Benchmark DAC1 they are amazing. Thanks to Bob Ohlsson for mentioning the Benchmark some months back.

On Jun 6, 2012, at 4:34 PM, Tom Fine wrote:

> Hi Tyra:
> 
> I've heard the Mackies, and the latest version (with the rounded edges) are just fine for your purposes. They are still a very good value for what you get, and well-built.
> 
> -- Tom Fine
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grant, Tyra" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 2:57 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Seeking studio monitor comments
> 
> 
> Greetings,
> We're evaluating studio monitors for our small (14'x14') audio room---with workstation close-to being against a wall.  We prefer to spend $1,500, more or less.
> 
> We're focusing on 1) Mackie HR624 MkIIs and 2) Genelec 8030As
> Unfortunately, we have no way to test-run either of these---or any others for that matter.
> 
> We'd really appreciate hearing comments or suggestions relating to experience with these models or any other monitors that might be worth our consideration.
> 
> I hope this request isn't out-of-line.
> 
> Best,
> Tyra Grant
> 
> 
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