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Bm6a cms65

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by dimiz, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. dimiz

    dimiz Active Member

    Hello guys

    i'm thinking of buying one of these two monitors and i am wondering whether i will need a sub. my room is 3,50m x 2,80m and i'm producing trance.
    i would like to buy an 8" monitor though. again i don't know if my room will be ok for it.

    can you also commend on this image. i'm thinking that if i buy an 6" monitor i will loose bass, but again my room is 3,50m x 2,80m. so i'm trying to decide whats best :)

  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    In most smaller rooms a 6" speaker is more detailed than 8". FWIW. As to losing bass, the room is too small to develop good bass anyway.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I have the Mosfet Bm6a and love them. Just finished breaking them in. They are great! I thought about bass bins but as TheJackAttack says, if your room can't handle, it will only make things worse.
    From all I've read, adding subs to near fields isn't better.
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Hang tight on both those too. I am getting the new Neumann K120's this month. Similar price. They will be running side by side with the Bm6a's . I'll definitely tell you what I think between the two. I wish I had the 65's to compare between the 3 but, the other two will help some in your quest.

    If I was going to go for Focal, I would go the step up but who knows. Monitors are taste too you know.. If you can wait for my opinion though, it may be worth it.
  5. DanTheMan

    DanTheMan Active Member

    Jack is dead on with this one. A 6" will generally be better than the 8. All else equal, it's a fact. Bass is much easier and likely better in a larger room, but you can still get decent bass in a small room with a ton of work and EQ.

    Look at your modal problems here: hunecke.de | Room Eigenmodes Calculator
    In reality they will vary a bit from the predictions.
    For SBIR issues look here: ****DanTheMan's blog****: A little more into boundary conditions
    Pardon my artwork, but that will give you some idea about how to place your speakers.

    Do you plan on moving someday soon?

  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Exactly. You are looking for the big thump but you need (everyone needs) to get the mix room in order before any monitor will help. The very first thing you need over monitors is room treatment and bass traps.
    Start reading this forum. Studio Construction & Acoustics Forum

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