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Any Hi-End mastering studio monitor and pre amp and poweramp

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by victorke, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. victorke

    victorke Guest

    Any Hi-End mastering studio monitor and pre amp and poweramp recommend?

    I am using dynaudio acoustic M3 and ADAM S5A before ,
    I want to upgrade my equipment
  2. sapplegate

    sapplegate Active Member

    You might want to try this question in the Mastering forum. The fellow we use has Dunlavy monitors (no longer manufactured I believe) with Cello amps and a Crookwood mastering console. You might also consider Bryston/PMC.

    Hope this helps,

  3. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    B&W 802's...
  4. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    ProAcs with cello amp pour mois
  5. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Bryston 4B power amplifier (anything Bryston)

    Cello amplifiers

    Mark Levinson amplifiers

    B&W 801E speakers

    Duntech speakers

    Dunlavy Speakers (out of business but there are still some around)

    Carver Sunfire Amplifier

    Quad Speakers (have to be driven with a good amp)

    PMC Speakers

    Genelec speakers and subwoofer(s) (self powered)

    What kind of music are you doing?

    What is your budget?

    How big is your room?

    Best thing to do is to arrange to listen to the speakers you finally chose in your room BEFORE buying them. Speakers like microphones and phono cartridges are very personal preference based. Also there can be a lot of problems with the speaker/power amplifer/cable interface so I would listen to the speaker thought the power amp you have chosen in the room you are going to be listening in with the best cables you can afford.

    Best D to A converter for the front end Benchmark DAC-1
  6. Barefoot Sound

    Barefoot Sound Active Member

    Well, this whole cable thing is bunk, but I still like some of the gear on your list. I especially agree about the Brystons! I use them in my own designs. :D

  7. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    I use to think it was BUNK too but my ears have been opened. I was using plain old 16 ga speaker wire in a triwire mode to my Alons. Then I tried some Monster Cable that was about 10 dollars a foot. Not to much improvement. Now I am using some small guage (10 ga for the woofer and 12 ga for the mids and tweets) welding cable with very fine conductors and my system sounds GREAT with the Bryston 4B. Not sure exactly why but it does make a good sounding combination.

    I am not a big fan of a lot of hi fi tweaks but in this case it worked well. -FWIW-


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