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franman

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Monitors???
« on: December 08, 2006, 11:35:28 pm »

Okay... a number of posts have discussed personal monitor preferences, and the people (that means me really) want to know:  what speakers do you listen to everyday?? what's your favorite.. limit response to one (or two max) monitor model(s).. Thanks!!
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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006, 11:39:47 pm »

I'll go first:

Griffin G2A (5.1 system) and Griffin G1.5 3-way.. Both active with Griffin ICEpower amplification.. we use analog crossover/controller in our G2A 250Wx2 amplifier package and London DSP processor for our 1000W 250+250+500W Amplifier package on the G1.5. Check em out on our website (link below)... (yeah, it's a shameless plug!! WHAT CAN I SAY!)  Twisted Evil
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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 11:53:05 pm »

franman wrote on Fri, 08 December 2006 23:35

Okay... a number of posts have discussed personal monitor preferences, and the people (that means me really) want to know:  what speakers do you listen to everyday?? what's your favorite.. limit response to one (or two max) monitor model(s).. Thanks!!


Big fan of Quested. That's what I listen to every day. If I had extra cash, the one I'd probably move to would be ATC.

From these examples, you can probably tell that I like mid domes. There are others I like, but to limit my response, I'll leave it at that.
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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2006, 10:34:29 am »

I like mid domes too, fan of PMC and ATC  Smile  

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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 01:13:01 am »

Just recently I discovered the Klein and Hummel O 300D.
A very clean/neutral-sounding 3way active speaker with a very tight-sounding bass. Just the way I like it.
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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006, 04:03:07 pm »

The speakers I listen to most days are not my favorite.  So I'll list both.

Everyday:
Sofit mounted custom built montiors using 12" Tad woofer, 7" Focal midrange and 1" Dynaudio Tweeter, through Rane crossover, into Bryston amps.  They sound good but because of the room and acoustic problems they aren't my favorite.

My Favorite:
KRK E8t so far.  I really like the way they sound and every mix I do on them translates to other systems remarkably well.

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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006, 02:20:02 pm »

Adam S3a's

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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2006, 08:07:52 pm »

My favourites are ATC's, the SCM20A's (or passives with a good amp). The 50's are great, but the room has to be too. The 20's are a bit more versatile in that respect.

I actually use Philips 534MFB's (motional feedback - does anybody remember them?). They don't sound worlds apart from the sound of ATC, which is why I like them, but the midrange is a bit on the soft side. If I had to replace them I would choose the ATC SCM50A's, but I can't afford that... so I hope I don't have to replace them.

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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006, 02:44:14 pm »

B&W Nautilus 802s (with Velodyne DD12 subs).

Love the sound, very revealing and unflattering, imo.
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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2006, 07:37:05 pm »

Wilson Audio Specialties WATT/Puppy 8 System with complete WATCH Surround.
They're perfect for my room. I also like Von Schweikert VR-9 and Avalon Sentinel speakers.

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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2006, 11:54:39 am »

I use Dynaudio BM5A's. They get the job done, tho not my favorite. wish i had the dough for S3A's.

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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006, 05:44:11 pm »

Hi everyone,

In the studio I use ProAc studio 100s with two little REL Quake subs (soooo cute!). Those speakers have changed my life! Highly highly recommended for mixing...(now that was a revolutionnary advice!  Rolling Eyes ). I do the alignment and crossover with a Tact Audio RCS 2.2.

For the pleasure i'd bring my Apertura Tanagra pair with me on a desert island (not so easy though!). Apertura is the side project of Goldmund's speaker designer, Christian Yvon. Handmade, strange design ideas (he uses Bulpack as one of the internal dampers!!!), surprisingly natural and musical sounding, and errr... less expensive!

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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2007, 03:29:36 pm »

Dynaudio BM15A. Totally love them.
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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2007, 03:08:19 pm »

For Recording/Mixing:  Barefoot MM27s

For Mastering:  B&W N805's w/ REL B-3 Sub
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Re: Monitors???
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2007, 12:59:27 pm »

Gravity 8058 wrote on Sun, 28 January 2007 15:08

For Recording/Mixing:  Barefoot MM27s

For Mastering:  B&W N805's w/ REL B-3 Sub



I'm curious, why not mastering with the MM27?

You wouldn't recommand them for mastering?

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