Focal Alpha 50 Active 2-way near field professional monitoring speakers

Category: Digital-Audio Recording
Author: Sean O'Donnell
Fri, Jun. 17th, 2016 @ 4:24:33 (MDT)

I recently purchased the Focal Alpha 50 studio monitors from my local Guitar Center. These speakers are awesome, and it's been 7 years since I've had actual speakers to listen on, so they are all the more awesome.

The bass was a bit heavy on these, especially sitting directly on my desk (until I can buy stands for them), so I bought a pair of Auralex MoPad XL foam acoustic isolation pads. That helped balance the frequencies and absorb some of the lower frequencies, while brightening the higher frequencies.

I'm currently relying on a low budget Lexicon Lambda USB Audio Interface, but it is working just fine with the minimal amount of gear that I currently have for making music and/or recording. Ideally, I'd rather have a MOTU or Saphire, though.

If you're on a budget, but can afford about $600 for good monitoring, then these speakers are probably the best deal that I've seen for that price range.

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