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Offline bblackwood

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Monitor advice wanted
« on: April 10, 2011, 09:26:31 pm »
Originally Posted by: Gregg Janman on Sun, 07 November 2010

Hey all,

Thanks in advance for any helpful nuggets of wisdom!
 
As some of you know, I've only been mastering professionally for about a year, although I've been doping it to my own and my friends mixes for the last ten years or so. As you may also know, for that whole period I have been using Yamaha MSP5 monitors, in the same room, which I have come to know and love.
 
Next year, we'll probably be re-locating to Milan, from Yokohama, and at that time I am imagining I'll have about UK 2000 (around US$3,200) to spend on monitors. I am open to all recommendations, whether new or second hand, and I also understand that monitor choice is an extremely subjective area. Also, I probably won't be able to audition any pairs in situ. I am only really interested in active designs.
 
I have long been interested in the Focal Twin 6 Be, and could probably afford a pair new. On the other hand, my hi-fi/engineer friend in the UK has the following speakers for sale second hand, at around the 2K point:
 
Tannoy AMS8 Active
 
ATC SCM 20A SL
 
Do you have any experience with any of the above mentioned? Would you recommend them for mastering? At the moment, I am thinking the ATCs might be the right choice.
 
Once again, any advice gratefully received!
 
Best wishes,
 
Gregg Janman

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Gregg Janman
 
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Brad Blackwood
euphonic masters