I was using an older pair of “Event 20 20s passives.” I was told by several individuals powered monitors are a bit more precisely tuned for a flat response, (which incidentally is what my question’s about). Anyway, I was lucky enough to come across a pair some “KRK Rockit 8 G2s” powered monitors" on ebay for $299, Which is a little over what you would normally pay for one. Apparently from a pawn shop. The listing said they were “used”, but they look spanking brand new.Think they had been on eBay for about 8 min. I quickly read the details to see if they were working, checked the feed back score and swooped them up. When they arrived I plugged them in to see if the old Cliché applied (if it sounds too good to be true it usually is). Fortunately it didn’t apply in this case. These things sound great!!!
I had no intentions of buying these monitors I was going to go for something in the price range of the KRK6 or 5s. But here’s my question; I know something about frequency, I was a science and physics major in school. Isn’t flat sound absent of any extended bass, treble or mid-range and totally uncolored? I mean in other words flat it flat right? How can there be a huge difference in the way flat sounds on a expensive or inexpensive monitor (of some quality)? In other words, what would be the difference of flat sound on a KRK5,6,8 or 10?? Flat and uncolored is flat and uncolored, right?. So what’s with all these big price wars on monitors (meaning from $200 to several thousand dollars)? When all you need is flat. I know there may be slight characteristic differences? But is that really going to change the quality of the mix as long as it is flat? Is that really worth paying two or three more thousand dollars for? I know people can do what they want with their money. But does it make sense?
Can anyone answer this for me? Is there is a significant or huge difference between one flat and another flat on a professional monitor? Or is all of this just a marketing scheme to make more money? I wold like to know for our my personal use. Because or clientele is growing and the money is starting to come in. It looks promising. I would like to know, for what reasons and basis someone should be considering more expensive monitors. I understand the concept of most all other recording equipment, it’s just the flat thing with the monitors that throws me for sort of a loop. I would truly like to know what are the advantages other than personal preference if any? Just trying to learn here. You know, pick some brains. Get some opinions.