event monitors for tracking/mixing

Discussion in 'Mixing & Editing' started by MikeT99, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. MikeT99

    MikeT99 Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Lisboa, Portugal
    Hi all! I know these won't fit the "exclusive pro" standard, but how would you rate the event 20/20 bas V2? I've heard the old ones, but not the new. I allways thought the oldies deserved a second look, they weren't all flat but, once you got to know them, and to know how they handled lo freqs, mixes would translate very well. So I'm curious about the new ones...

  2. omaru

    omaru Active Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Hello Mike - I have a pair of the original 20/20 bas. I still like them.
    I auditioned them against Dynaudio 8's and although they sound great, I thought they were more flattering than the 20/20 's.


  3. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    The 20/20 bas V2 are quite good. I haven´t directly compared them with the v1 but I think my conclusion was that I found them consistent and not flashy, and very good for both classical music and electronic stuff. Recommended.
  4. MikeT99

    MikeT99 Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Lisboa, Portugal
    Thanks guys for such a swift response!
  5. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    I have always struggled with the low-mids and sub-lows on the Events. All monitors have a learning-curve, but for me the Event's are a bit of a mystery. I had to track and mix a project at a studio that had them and after the first day I needed to bring in my NS-10's.

    Now, the newer Event's that I heard at AES in San Fran sounded quite a bit clearer on the low-end.

    My .02

  6. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    a was in a studio that had the old 2020s in it and could not get the feel of it in fact the whole vibe seemd off because of it. i got a pair of msp5s and it all fell into place.
  7. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I have a pair of 20/20 passives
    although I'm still ok about price and performance I have to agree that when it comes to the final mixes I'm still having trouble and have begun to look elsewhere.
  8. elektro80

    elektro80 Guest

    0. Sub lows? As in 1:1 unidistorted output from 50 HZ and way way down..?

    1. There aren´t any sub lows on the 20/20 and I reckon you won´t get sensible sub lows from anything except 20 000USD+ custom jobs.
    2. The room will probably cost you a fair bit more than the speakers will.
    3. Sub lows.. for CD? I don´t think so.

    That said, the 20/20 and similar designs can be hard to learn. The Room will have to be suitable. Placement is crucial, and they don´t have the same prooomph from 80-50 hz as some other products have. Bass isn´t lacking though. I find the Events ..20/20 and the ASP 8 to be very decent for classical music with real bass. It is pretty easy to listen into the mix and hear what is going on.

    When mixing I guess one might check out if it works better setting the 20/20s up for like a midfield listening position, and then consider listening levels. Looking into the Fletcher-Munson / Robinson-Dadson / ISO Recommendation 226 could be smart too. There are clearly better monitors than the 20/20, but it is pretty decent anyway. The ASP 8 is worth checking out too.

    BTW: It is always smart to have at least one pair of the MSP5s around.. just in case. It is a secret weapon.


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