Mid-Woofer?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by NickSoldier, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. NickSoldier

    NickSoldier Guest

    I have been searching for information on Mid-Woofers..
    Cant find much.
    Im sure it just handles some of the midrange at a certain crossover, leaving lower frequencies to the subwoofer....
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665089273

    Question 1:
    Are there any mastering engineers that prefer to use a speaker system with midwoofers?
    Or that have a midwoofer system?

    Im guessing not many, since most audio systems do not incorporate a midwoofer...

    Now the reason I ask...
    I can do mastering...Though I prefer to let the professionals handle that...
    But when I am done with a mix, I do a rough master and drop it to CD for the client to hear, and take the disc here and there, to let others hear...

    In addition, I have other speaker monitor systems, couple of different headphones, cheap computer speakers, a Logitech Z-2300 2.1 system....
    2)Rokit RP5's and the RP10S sub...

    SO I am looking into getting some cheaper price range speakers, just for additional referencing, in addition to my mixing monitors and sub system...
    So this is the setup I was thinking...and something I can get a deal on...
    A 3 way speaker setup......nothing fancy....
    Tweeter-Mid-Woofer.....

    For sure, this Stereo Reciever Amp unit...
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665788574#features

    And the choice between these speakers...

    Question 2:
    Which ones should I roll with....
    If you had to choose between these two??

    Floor Standing(with port)....or Book Shelf...


    Floor Standing,(though I would put them on a homemade stand to bring them to ear level)

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665089277

    or

    Book Shelf(I have stands and mopads....)
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665191300

    Or should I get a pair of the midwoofer speakers...

    6" woofer and mid woofer
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665089273

    8" woofer and mid woofer
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665089269
     
  2. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    Why not just get 1 pair of really good monitors. I personally find it maddening to have 3 or 4 monitors in a room and trying to make a decision, especially when all of them are not so great.
     

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