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Near-Field Passive Monitors

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This month's up-coming purchase is going to be some decent speakers for mixing. The current ones I have are from a basic hi-fi system and just do not have the clarity I want (or need!). I'm looking to spend up to about £200/€300.

I already have an Alesis RA-150 studio power amp, hence I only need passive speakers. This is the amp:

[img]http://www.hifiengine.com/images/model/alesis_ra150_power_amplifier.jpg[/img]

I also have a Celestion Bass Enhancement Speaker (Ported 2x12" drivers, I think). Anyway, similar to this thing:

[img]https://img5.leboncoin.fr/images/413/4136ca15d1a1f76dca026cd0f748ec5dabe75446.jpg[/img]

I'll be rigging a separate amp to power it which I've finally acquired from my former home.

So far, my list of potential speakers is (prices from Thomann.de):

Alesis Elevate 6 Passive: €96 each.
KRK R6: €179 each (slightly over-budget but they seem popular)
JBL Control 1 Pro: €144 for a pair

Can anyone vouch for these speakers and/or recommend others? As I say, up to about €300 for a pair

Thanks.
Edited by mpointon on 22-04-2016 12:26
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I think you'll have a win with any of those once you get used to them.
I've been looking into the Avantone Mixcubes.
http://youtu.be/_2gr--VF6b0
I saw a passive pair sold with your exact amp while googling.
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