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Which set of reference Monitors?  

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  1. 1. Which set of reference Monitors?

    • Dynaudio bm 12a
      1
    • Genelec 8040A
      4
    • Adam P11A
      3
    • Dynaudio bm 6a mkII
      1
    • KRK VXT8
      2


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ok, so i mix down on a pair of digidesign rm2's but have decided to get a second set of near fields to get a 2nd opinion on mixs, and also for playback so i want a sweet sound the digi's are VERY flat which is ideal for mixing. i produce house/dance music. iv listened to the bm6, vxt's but not the others, iv heard good things about the adams. so all opinions appreciated
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so i want a sweet sound

I that case you should look at Dynaudio or KRK.

 

But since those are still monitors maybe you should actually look at getting a pair of passive hi fi speakers instead.

 

I see a lot of people voted for the ADAMs but I don't think that's ideal in your particular case, given the information you supplied.

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so i want a sweet sound

I that case you should look at Dynaudio or KRK.

 

But since those are still monitors maybe you should actually look at getting a pair of passive hi fi speakers instead.

 

I see a lot of people voted for the ADAMs but I don't think that's ideal in your particular case, given the information you supplied.

 

yes i was leaning towards the krk or dynaudio but started to 2nd guess my choice when the majority chose adam's?

 

thanks for all the input

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I use the BM-6As (not mkII, I guess, they're about 3 years old). I like and trust them. I don't understand your 'sweet' comment, or at least I don't know how it would relate to reference monitors. 'Accurate' and 'detailed' are always what I look for.

 

However, if you're after something 'sweet', I'd recommend trying the Genelecs. Although I have only ever used the 10-series, I've always found them a little too 'pretty' and 'easy', so maybe that would fit your needs?

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I use the BM-6As (not mkII, I guess, they're about 3 years old). I like and trust them. I don't understand your 'sweet' comment, or at least I don't know how it would relate to reference monitors. 'Accurate' and 'detailed' are always what I look for.

 

However, if you're after something 'sweet', I'd recommend trying the Genelecs. Although I have only ever used the 10-series, I've always found them a little too 'pretty' and 'easy', so maybe that would fit your needs?

 

sweet, i am refering to speakers that are slightly bias in the sweet spots, nice bass sharp treble not nessesarily a true flat sound i have my RM2's for that. it is always good to hear your mixs on more than what you mix on, a referance so to speak. what might sound good on one set may sound better or worse on another

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I use the BM-6As (not mkII, I guess, they're about 3 years old). I like and trust them. I don't understand your 'sweet' comment, or at least I don't know how it would relate to reference monitors. 'Accurate' and 'detailed' are always what I look for.

 

However, if you're after something 'sweet', I'd recommend trying the Genelecs. Although I have only ever used the 10-series, I've always found them a little too 'pretty' and 'easy', so maybe that would fit your needs?

 

sweet, i am refering to speakers that are slightly bias in the sweet spots, nice bass sharp treble not nessesarily a true flat sound i have my RM2's for that. it is always good to hear your mixs on more than what you mix on, a referance so to speak. what might sound good on one set may sound better or worse on another

Well, I would say that no speaker is truly flat, or at least no speaker and room is truly flat. The point with reference monitors is to have a very detailed image, and then to learn how they behave and relate to 'the outside world'.

 

If you want something that sounds 'nice', I would agree with lagerfeldt, you should get a hi-fi system to listen to. If you want a 'second opinion' on your mixes, though, this will probably not be a very valuable one... Hi-fi systems are designed to be 'flattering' to the material, and as such tend to obscure some of the detail that can be perceived as 'harsh'.

 

If you truly want a 'second opinion' on your mixes, I would say that any of these monitors would suffice. You should try them and see which ones you like (as I did when I bought the Dynaudios).

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I use the BM-6As (not mkII, I guess, they're about 3 years old). I like and trust them. I don't understand your 'sweet' comment, or at least I don't know how it would relate to reference monitors. 'Accurate' and 'detailed' are always what I look for.

 

However, if you're after something 'sweet', I'd recommend trying the Genelecs. Although I have only ever used the 10-series, I've always found them a little too 'pretty' and 'easy', so maybe that would fit your needs?

 

sweet, i am refering to speakers that are slightly bias in the sweet spots, nice bass sharp treble not nessesarily a true flat sound i have my RM2's for that. it is always good to hear your mixs on more than what you mix on, a referance so to speak. what might sound good on one set may sound better or worse on another

Well, I would say that no speaker is truly flat, or at least no speaker and room is truly flat. The point with reference monitors is to have a very detailed image, and then to learn how they behave and relate to 'the outside world'.

 

If you want something that sounds 'nice', I would agree with lagerfeldt, you should get a hi-fi system to listen to. If you want a 'second opinion' on your mixes, though, this will probably not be a very valuable one... Hi-fi systems are designed to be 'flattering' to the material, and as such tend to obscure some of the detail that can be perceived as 'harsh'.

 

If you truly want a 'second opinion' on your mixes, I would say that any of these monitors would suffice. You should try them and see which ones you like (as I did when I bought the Dynaudios).

 

yes you may of explained better than i did, i want a 2nd opinion on my current monitors rather than on the mix, how ever my digi's are very unflattering as you put it, it will be hard to source a demo on all speakers listed but will try.

 

thanks for your help, i do use mackie active 350's as my so to speak hi fi speakers

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Just buy them. Return them. Rinse and repeat... Until you're satisfied.

 

Don't feel bad, one way or another (from this list) you'll be spending a few grand. You deserve to be sure of what you're getting for that price.

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Just buy them. Return them. Rinse and repeat... Until you're satisfied.

 

Don't feel bad, one way or another (from this list) you'll be spending a few grand. You deserve to be sure of what you're getting for that price.

 

lol i never thought of that :lol:

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I use the BM-6As (not mkII, I guess, they're about 3 years old).

I often recommend the BM6A (Mk2) as one of the few small monitors you can actually trust.

 

However, it's a cliche but it's true: knowing your monitors and listening environment is the most important thing.

 

I use Klein + Hummel O300D + O800 for main monitoring. Full range pressure chamber system, amazing clarity, image and headroom, and absolutely trustworthy.

 

Then I have a pair of small Minipod passive speakers powered by a Marantz amp, and they are the complete opposite: slightly exaggerated port bass, over the top >10kHz highs and a scooped mid for a "pleasant" listening experience. Self compresses when pushed above 90 dB, woofer wobble on <20 Hz material, etc.

 

Perfect for real-life testing, and I'm totally addicted to those small buggers for referencing. The K+H setup retails at $11,500 in Denmark and the Minipods (ex. amp) retails at $900 in Denmark. Pretty ironic but it fits my workflow.

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I use the BM-6As (not mkII, I guess, they're about 3 years old).

I often recommend the BM6A (Mk2) as one of the few small monitors you can actually trust.

 

However, it's a cliche but it's true: knowing your monitors and listening environment is the most important thing.

 

I use Klein + Hummel O300D + O800 for main monitoring. Full range pressure chamber system, amazing clarity, image and headroom, and absolutely trustworthy.

 

Then I have a pair of small Minipod passive speakers powered by a Marantz amp, and they are the complete opposite: slightly exaggerated port bass, over the top >10kHz highs and a scooped mid for a "pleasant" listening experience. Self compresses when pushed above 90 dB, woofer wobble on <20 Hz material, etc.

 

Perfect for real-life testing, and I'm totally addicted to those small buggers for referencing. The K+H setup retails at $11,500 in Denmark and the Minipods (ex. amp) retails at $900 in Denmark. Pretty ironic but it fits my workflow.

 

:shock: if only :cry:

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