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 recommendations 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.
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.
Wharfedale Diamond 8.2
And then you'll throw out your NS10's.
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.
Massive Mastering wrote: And then you'll throw out your NS10's.
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
how about a used set of kef or b+w's??
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. 8-)
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.
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.
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....