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new computer/bose 3 series

Discussion in 'Recording' started by willjrockstar, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. hey all,i just ordered a new computer today. Dell XPS 420.And with the comp,i upgraded to the bose companion 3 series speakers. basically what i was looking to do was have another fairly solid place to reference my recordings instead of the stock desktop speakers you get with the dell stuff.it is by no means my only source of monitoring,but an alternative in hopes to give me a better shot at a high quality mix. whadda you think descent move or waste of 249 bucks

    thanks will
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Don't waste your $$$ on the Bose "upgrade". Nothing that company makes is worthy of being called a "monitor", they just hype the response curve into sounding "pretty". This will cause you to turn out mixes that don't translate well to other systems. You definitely do NOT want this, trust me. You want to have a system that will be honest with your music, not kiss your ass into thinking that it sounds good when it really doesn't.

    Although your budget is pretty small ( no offfense intended, been there), for about $50 more than you'd pay for the Blose, you could pop for a small set of nearfields that would be a better bet. Maybe a set of Samson Rubicon 5's...these have been praised on this site for their ribbon tweeters. There are also offerings from Yamaha, Event, Alesis, and M-Audio in that range. All of the ones I'm referring to are powered, BTW. If you have an old stereo receiver/amp lying around the house, you have even more options with non-powered monitors in your price range, maybe a pair of MixCubes. Just don't get the Blose...
     
  3. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Moon, I'm all for bashing Bose as reference monitors for anything, but have you seen these?

    http://www.bose.com/controller?event=VIEW_STATIC_PAGE_EVENT&url=/musicians/technology/l1_technology.jsp

    We did a demo a while back with these in one of our theaters and they were actually pretty cool - I wouldn't buy them for WDW but for a coffee shop type show they'd be a good fit, surprisingly.
     
  4. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Speaking of ribbon drivers, there's a company overseas called Stage Accompany that makes some nice 2 way cabinets with 2" ribbon drivers.
    I have 8 each of their C24 and C27 cabs, and 4 of their "bookshelf" F7s.
    Really nice speakers - you haven't heard a snare drum until you've heard it on a pair of C27s (I love a ribbon driver)!

    My point is the F7s make for a good reference monitor, check them out:

    http://www.stageaccompany.com/en/products/productoverview.php?psid=4
     
  5. OK thanks. No bose for me.! I have nearfields already and a decent pair of cans. I was just hopin to do myself some more good by giving me an alternative to the truck stereo. I appreciate yr honesty. definately no offense taken. i mean hell, you just saved me 249 bucks,and i think i already owed you a sixer.
     
  6. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Bent:
    Yes, I have seen a couple of the L1 systems in action. One was with a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums) and it sounded pretty good. The other time was a "bar band" that did an array of rock/dance tunes. Not so good, I think that the system was being taxed to the max by the program material. My major bone to pick with Bose is that they hype their products as if it's a "magic cure"...
    Yes, Stage Accompany gear is damned fine stuff. It just goes to show what the Dutch can do when you pull 'em outta the hash bars... :)
     
  7. hey,just thought id run somethin bye ya while im feelin it,the reason i guess i was askin about the bose is, (and didnt really realize it till now)was because i was hopin to have a listen to what ive burned before actually burning it to cd. meaning in the long run, take 79;96 or whatever and divide that by the fact,that im willing to trash an entire cd to listen to one bass track. i guess an RW cd would do the trick in that casebut there could be other pros. easy there casebut.

    plese exscuse my newbedness
     

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