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Blocking up the bass ports on Nearfield monitors

I would like some advice from members on the topic of blocking the bass ports on nearfield speakers.

I have a set of KRK Rokit 5 Gen2 (I know, I know, before you get started they were cheap and I was on a budget at the time and have'nt upgraded yet) pictured below, which have a front bass port below the driver at the front.
Although the pic does not show it, I have them sitting on neoprene mouse pads to isolate them from my desk, I do plan to pick up some speaker feet early next week to replace said el cheapo isolation option.

Yamaha hs7


My current studiomonitors are tannoy reveal 601a and now I'm looking into a second set of monitors for my setup. I mostly do heavy rock punk music with some singer/guitarist coming in now and then. So it's defenetly acustic music only and often to the heavier side. I did some research and pinned down to the Yamaha hs series for this type of production but would like to get some opinionson this. The buget is around 400€ so that would be around 540$.

$3000 Budget for a new pair of new near/mid field monitors

I've decided to up my budget for new monitors due to how much I've learned in the last month, how many speakers I've tested in my studio, and what i need/want.
Out of all the speakers I tested out I like the Adam A7X's the best, but they were "bright", lacking low mid, and I could see them causing ear fatigue easily.
Those factors aside I'd be happy mixing on them, I just want a speaker that is completely honest, translates best, and covers all frequencies.

Is there an equivalent woofer made for the Spendor SA 300 nearfield monitor?

I've owned a pair of Spendor SA 300 nearfield monitors for about 14 years and recently the woofers gave up the ghost. My question to you is do you know of anybody who makes an equivalent woofer that could be used to replace the originals? I did check with Spendor and (since they've not produced these monitors in years) they would have to produce new ones as a special order. The price given me was over $800.00 US per loudspeaker and I feel fairly confident that someone, somewhere, makes a woofer sufficiently close to theirs that it would make an adequate replacement.

Shopping for nearfields

Yesterday (Friday) I stopped by my neighborhood Guitar Center to shop their selection of nearfield monitors. I listened to KRKs, Yamahas, Mackie, M-Audio and Tannoy. Nothing sounded particularly good and it wasn't until after I left that it dawned on me they were playing everything out of iTunes on a Mac, hence COMPRESSED FILES! What's with that? They're trying to sell me speakers for critical listening, tracking and mixing and playing music where at least 75% of the data has been discarded.

Near Field

Although not technically correct, the term near field is generally applied to a loudspeaker system that is designed to be close to the monitoring position. In this way the listener receives more of the direct sound from the speakers, while minimizing the effect of sound produced by reflections from walls, floors and ceilings.


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