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Last pair of new NS10s on Earth

Discussion in 'Monitoring & Headphones' started by Jon Atack, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. Jon Atack

    Jon Atack Guest

    Hey all, I just wanted to share with you that I found what is probably one of the last pairs of new NS10s.

    The lil' fellas arrived today to join the pack of NS10s and spare tweeters and woofers here, ready to face a future of scarcity in these things.

    So, who loves ya, baby?

    I'm sure we're all curious, so just for the record here, let's see a show of hands...

    Who loves 'em...and who hates 'em.

    Let's roll!

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    I love my NS-10's..I'm so used to them..they're the first set of reference monitors I used and I got so damn used to them that I cant imagine myself really working on any other speaker...Eventually when I get my own place to put my gear in I'll finally get another larger scale speaker for maximum oomph(sp?)yet still retain my NS10's for mixing!!
  3. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    I had an American newspaper delivery boy sack that was a perfect fit for my NS10's. I could travel with em on the subway! I found them OK and used them for many years... but I liked Genelec's better (first S30's then 1031A's) so I sold my NS10's.

    Now I find them horrendus sounding.

  4. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Bloomington, IL
    I only use them as a way to hear the mix through something else. I often don't even listen to the whole song through them. I find them hard to listen to. When I used to use them a lot I found that I fatigued a lot quicker that with other speakers.
  5. KSmith

    KSmith Guest

    They're useful pets to have around, but I can live without them. Glad to see 'em go, to be honest. I never understood their popularity in the first place, especially now that the average car stereo has a lot more sound than they do.

    Besides, Auratone still makes speakers, don't they?
  6. Jon Atack

    Jon Atack Guest

    Kevin, they still did a year ago when I picked up another pair from Cutting Edge Audio Group in SF while on the road. What's cool about the horrortones is they last twice as long, since I only use one in mono in the control room.

    My opinion, however, is that Auratones are very different animals than NS10s, and serve a different purpose. NS10s are one of my favorite mix nearfields provided they are sitting on the meter bridge of a nice big analog desk, otherwise they don't sound right. The mono Auratone gets much less use; I throw the mix on it every now and then to simulate a mono TV set / radio / elevator / supermarket aisle listening experience.


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