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Hi Fi speakers

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by Beavisjem, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Beavisjem

    Beavisjem Guest

    Hi people

    I have a recording studio and i use Dynaudio BM5's and Yamaha NS10's for my monitoring. I just wondered if anyone had any reccomendations for some general hi fi speakers o put in the control room to get a different perspective. I just had a flick through ebay and some online shops and there seems to be millions of "book shelf" style speakers.

    Just wondering if any are better than others.

    Budget £100

    Don;t need somthing superb but just to give me an idea of what music might sound like on a home stereo. I have been into studio gear so long i don;t know what current Hi Fi speakers makes are any good.


  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Wharfedale Diamond 8.2
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    And then you'll throw out your NS10's.
  4. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    i'd keep the semi-pro or HiFi stuff somewhere other than your studio/control room. That way, you can take your mixes somewhere else entirely for a new listening experience. (A car, a living room, an eye-pod earbud, etc.) Putting non-pro speakers into your "pro" listening room may not reveal all that much anyway.

    For me, a reality check is much more thorough when I leave the confines of my work area entirely, and listen in someone else's environment/space. I go to one of several listening rooms I trust and see what I've got. No matter what the speakers, a complete break/rest after a long listening session helps a lot, too.
  5. Beavisjem

    Beavisjem Guest

    Oh yes they will be going.

    I know what your saying JoeH. I'm just not happy with the sound of the BM5's and the NS10's are awful.

    I'm just not confident when mixing on them. I just thought having some Hi Fi speakes would give me an idea of how people would listen at home.

    Cheers for the replies

  6. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    how about a used set of kef or b+w's??
  7. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    His budget is 100 pounds... Otherwise, I'd throw him at a pair of B&W DM602's... Possibly the best under $1k speakers I've ever mixed with. Possibly the best under $2k... Except for maybe the 604's. :cool:
  8. Beavisjem

    Beavisjem Guest

    I'm having a re think on the whole monitoring things, I dislike the NS10's and i dislike the BM5's

    I will have a search but i am now looking at some new monitors (nearfield) for around £1000

    B&W DM602 - These sound interesting, with have a look at the spec on these.

    Any other speaker sugestions?

    Is it worth buyin one set of good monitors to do all your tracking and mixing on, or having a couple of sets or different monitors to compare mixes on.


  9. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    I just spent some time auditioning JBL Control One's and they sounded really decent. They seemed to have a relatively flat response that was crisp, open and not nearly as colored as the next line up which was the JBL "Monitor" series. The Control One's have a bass port in front, the bass response from the 4" inch drivers is surprisingly big and powerful while remaining tight and un-hyped. $118 US dollars at Best Buy. I'm sure there are plenty of other distributors for them as well.
  10. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    beavis... congrats on finding some more dough to put into your monitors... i've always found it well...demented... that people think nothing of spending $1k on a mic/pre/converter... and then listen on $200 speakers....

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