New monitors choice ProAc, B&W, Hot House

Discussion in 'Monitoring' 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 (
    - 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

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    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

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    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.

  6. Brother Junk

    Brother Junk Active Member

    Aug 6, 2016
    Lowell Massachusetts
    I didn't know B&W made monitors. I'd love to hear those.

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