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New monitors choice ProAc, B&W, Hot House

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by vincent_p, May 3, 2006.

  1. vincent_p

    vincent_p Guest

    Dear forum usres,

    I plan to change my monitors in few months, and I would need your advices or your experiences about some models that seem great for the work I do.

    I'm a recording and mixing engineer, and I mainly work on classical music and jazz.
    I'm looking for monitors with relative flat response, good dynamic.
    I don't need to have the same accuracy taht for a mastering work, and my room is quite small. So I'm interested in bookshelf type monitors.

    I selected some models that seem great for this. I already know one of them (ProAc Studio 100).

    - ProAc Studio 100
    - Bowers & Wilkins 805 S
    - Hot House Pro PRM165 (http://www.hothousepro.com)
    - any suggestion ?

    And what models of poweramps would you advise me to feed these monitors?

    I precise that my budget is not enormous, about $2500 or less for monitors.

    Thanks for all your advices.


  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    I'm familiar with both the B&Ws and the ProAcs but not the hot house. Sorry.

    In either case, out of the B&W and the ProAcs, you're going to get a very fine speaker. My personal preference out of the two would be the B&W though. I find them very easy to listen to for extended periods of time - far more than most any other speaker out there.

    For absolute accuracy, you might want to check out paradigm studio 20's. They are absolutely breath taking!

    Of course, I must also put in a plug for the Dynaudio BM15s. If set up correctly with adequate space, these monitors are quite nice.

  3. vincent_p

    vincent_p Guest

    Thank you Cucco for your reply.

    I hadn't heard about the Paradigm until now.
    I add these monitors on my list, and I will try to hear them.

    Best regards

  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    For $2500, you could get a pair of 800 Series Matrix 802 S3's in excellent condition...

    I still wish I hadn't sold my old set... :cry:
  5. vincent_p

    vincent_p Guest

    Thank your for your reply Mr. Massive Mastering,

    I think 802 S3 are maybe a little too big for my room.
    I have a quite small control room, and I will often have to go out on location recording with my future monitors, so 802's are quite big for me....

    Thank you one more time.


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