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sui-city

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Brad, I know this is being discussed elsewhere, but..
« on: May 04, 2004, 05:22:34 am »

The Adam S3A's.

I read in the 802 thread that you had some issues with them, positioning in the room, etc.

Are you mastering some stuff through these? How are they sounding?
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Re: Brad, I know this is being discussed elsewhere, but..
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2004, 09:09:14 am »

No, I've never liked them. They sound 'dis-jointed' to me.

At some point someone will make a speaker I like better than the N802, but for now, it's the clear choice for me...
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Brad Blackwood
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Re: Brad, I know this is being discussed elsewhere, but..
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2004, 10:42:18 am »

bblackwood wrote on Tue, 04 May 2004 08:09

No, I've never liked them. They sound 'dis-jointed' to me.



Fair enough ... yet an ironic opinion, as the B+W line is known for it's forward midrange. (Last I heard, Abbey Road is not using the B+W's that are sent there regularly ... just to present to counterpoint.)



The S3A is a great mixing monitor, yet it's not a mastering monitor, by design.  The S4Va would be a more fair comparison.
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Re: Brad, I know this is being discussed elsewhere, but..
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2004, 10:50:31 pm »

IIRC, Brad wa referring to the S4s in the origianll post... sorry If I am misquoting here....
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Re: Brad, I know this is being discussed elsewhere, but..
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2004, 01:00:19 pm »

You're not misquoting. But to be honest, I've heard 3-4 of the smaller ADAMs and felt they all had the same rather disjointed tweeter/midrange relationship. As a good friend said, "it sounds like the tweeters are 4 feet in front of the midranges..."
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Re: Brad, I know this is being discussed elsewhere, but..
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2004, 06:10:11 pm »

bblackwood wrote on Fri, 14 May 2004 10:00

AS a good friend said, "it sounds like the tweeters are 4 feet in front of the midranges..."


You mean they're not? Oh well; the limitations of blind testing...
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