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Help me choose Dynaudio monitors and converters

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Hi, folks
    a)Have you ever used the Dynaudio Bm6A, B5A or BM15 for mastering?
    I am trying to grow from a modest setup and I do know that nice monitoring is pretty important for mastering tasks.

    b)I also do intend to buy a converter, (d/a a/d). Would you recommend me Apogee? Does the L2 hardware have a nice a/d d/a stage? At the moment all I have as my best converter is an 02R96V2.

    Thanks
    Current rig: Pro Tools TDM Mix4, 02R96V2, 01v96, 3 Adat Bridges, Waves/PSP/TC plugins
    Pendulum OCL2, Monster Cabling, Monitor Ones MK2
     
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Hey Alecio -

    I used the Dynaudio BM15s for mastering quite often. They are a very accurate, clean and truthful monitor. They are probably the ONLY nearfield/midfields that I would ever use for mastering (okay, maybe the MeyerSound HD1s too). Personally I liked the passives better than the actives and they paired well with just about ANY amp (from tube to fet).

    Also - the converters in the Waves MAXBCL (L2) are phenomenal. No...beyond phenomenal. They're worth the cost of the box by themselves not to mention the rather nice peak limiter built in.

    Good luck!

    J.
     
  3. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    thanks!
    In fact I am picking lots of different opinions concerning gear decisions.
    Yes, the BM15 is the minimum for an entry level in mstering as many reported. However it is bein said they lack dynamics and are kind of smiley (!) sound.
    Converters: several people pointed me the LAvry Blue.
     
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Oh heavens no... they aren't smiley (I'm assuming you mean scooped mids).

    As for dynamics - paired with a good amp, they have great dynamics. There seems to be no end to the output.

    Of course, if you're not sure, you can always go with the Meyersounds.
     
  5. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    news

    Dynaudio has just released BM6A mk2 with a slightly better frequency response.
    They now also have the BM12A, with a little more output power.
     
  6. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Some dude was saying that the amps in the BM6A Mk2 aren't as happening as the mk1. Looks like they cut the HF amp power in half, but they also cut the price $200. I haven't compared the two, but the mk1 sounds pretty good to me...
    would be nice to have a little more low-end extension on the BM6A, but a box this small can only do so much. I would think you might want a good sub with these for mastering.
     
  7. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    hum...this is the second time I see somenone mentioning the same thing...
     
  8. Jonesey

    Jonesey Active Member

    I'm with Reggie on this, the bm6a's for mastering would be pushing the envelope, need more low end extension. I own the bm6a's and like them alot but wouldn't want to master with them. If I need something mastered I send out to one with much more experience and gear than I have.
     

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