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dietrich

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oh yes-nearfields for smaller 2nd room
« on: February 22, 2013, 09:47:06 am »

Expansion time here. Too small 2nd room(10x10 maybe) and very multipurpose.
We are doing 'lathe cuts' on a pair of old Prestos, cassette dupes(yes), mastering indie,lofi, punk,hardcore, garage rock etc and in the middle of installing my 2nd Neumann VMS70 in there.

Will be some time before can make the 2nd room a bigger room.

Considering small option like Adam A7X and a sub. Found pair of Dunlavy SC-2A for sale---concerned they will be backs to the wall and in the face of engineer.

thoughts?
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Re: oh yes-nearfields for smaller 2nd room
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 12:44:17 pm »

What sort of budget, dietrich?

PMC DB1 (passive, can be activated, sub available), Blue Sky Pro Desk (active, includes sub) and Unity Audio The Rock (active, sub available) come to mind, though AFAIK they're all more than the Adams.
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Re: oh yes-nearfields for smaller 2nd room
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 02:57:46 pm »

Like to keep around1500USD for now. I have misc amps and subs about here

DB1...was thinking some TB2+...even Tyler D4M...

Short list
A7X
TB2
DB1+
D4M
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Re: oh yes-nearfields for smaller 2nd room
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 04:47:23 am »

ProAc Studio 100

For a small speaker they can sound pretty good when paired with a great amp and converters.
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Re: oh yes-nearfields for smaller 2nd room
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 05:42:00 am »

try the neuman/klein+hummel 120's, they're amazing for their size.
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Re: oh yes-nearfields for smaller 2nd room
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 05:01:11 pm »

Thanks guys, Proac 100s on the short list now

My guy running this room used the 120s in the past and he didnt connect with them
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Re: oh yes-nearfields for smaller 2nd room
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2013, 06:39:18 am »

I've seen interest in these active speakers, which apparently sound better than the price would suggest:

http://www.equatoraudio.com/D5_Studio_Monitors_with_DSP_p/d5.htm

A more up-market possibility would be a pair of Acoustic Energy AE-1s (passive), now known as the Classic:

http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/Default.aspx?pagename=Reference-Series-AE1-Classic

The studio I was at in the late 80s had some early AE1s for evaluation, and I wouldn't let them leave the building. A later studio eventually bought that same set from the first place, and I used them in total for about 15 years' tracking and mixing with a couple of driver replacements. I was intrigued to discover a while back that until relatively recently Terry Manning used AE1s with a sub for mastering, don't know if that's still the case though.
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Re: oh yes-nearfields for smaller 2nd room
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2013, 07:39:09 pm »

Thanks guys, Proac 100s on the short list now

My guy running this room used the 120s in the past and he didnt connect with them

+1 for the proac's 
i used them all through school and loved them :-)  you might consider a sub with them though. . .

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Re: oh yes-nearfields for smaller 2nd room
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 07:32:36 pm »

I am confused about the ATC SCM11 passives. I have read that the version in USA is a pro level and different than the wood faced consumer version?
Spec wise they seem the same?

Local pair of SCM11 'consumer' version for sale. wondering if they are worth a try

Audition pair of Proac100 clones tomorrow.
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