New Studio Monitors

Discussion in 'Studio' started by Maduka, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Maduka

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    Hello guys. I need your thoughts about the Focal speakers twin 6.5b or Adam A7x. Which one is better for mixing wise for EDM and Reggaeton? Thanks
     
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  3. Baxter

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    None is better or worse. They are different.
    Monitors are not genre-specific.

    Get a pair that you like the sound of.
    bring your favorite music (in lossless quality on a USB stick) to your great music store that has a bunch of monitors for you to try out. Stay there until you have tried them all and compared them. I'm pretty sure you will surprice yourself (or tumble down the rabbit hole).
     
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  4. fiction

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    Whenever I did this, I never walked out if the store with the speakers I thought I wanted :rofl:
    B&W HiFi speakers turned into Focal/Jm-Lab (and still doing their job well)
    Yamaha Monitors turned into Tannoy Reveal (I could listen to them for hours without ear fatigue)
    Expensive JBLs turned into low-cost Alesis M1 Active Mk2 (I later found that a former JBL engineer designed them)
    Compact Genelecs turned into more affordable Adam A5x (I never had this good bass and clear treble response from such small speakers)

    One thing is for sure: You can get great speakers for little money today.
     
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  5. Baxter

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    I also ended up with what I first set out to get. Several times.
    If only more people knew that you can try speakers out in the store. I'm pretty sure the sales-numbers of certain brands/models would be different.
     
  6. Maduka

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    Thanks guys for replaying. I will go to the store to check :)
     
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    I have Tannoy PBM 6.5 love them. If I had to do it again Yamaha.
     
  8. SquareDjay

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    I have the A7X,I like them,they are very good speakers for the price but they have their bad sides.Their low/low-mid is not very precise.
    For a little bit more you can buy Mackie HR824MK2,which has a 8" woofer,a passive radiator,250w,etc...I would love to listen these monitors.They are probably the best for electronic music in their price range.

    The Focal are almost 4 times more expensive than the Adam A7X,of course they are better,no doubt!

    Compare always monitors that have an equal price .
     
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    I gotta disagree a little,
    studio monitors should NOT be genre-specific, if they are, then they're hi-fi crap,
    speaking of visiting local store, I don't remember any which would offer consistent comparison across plenty pieces of gear, or which would be acoustically treated similar as your mixing room, therefore wouldn't provide relevant detailed listening experience


    back to original question, few things you should consider before picking any monitors:
    1) how big is the room? (small room + big monitors = problem)
    2) how well is (or can be) the room acoustically treated? (no treatment + lots of bass = big problem)
    3) who (or what) exactly is the target platform/audience? (just production = no need for serious freq-flat listening conditions)
    4) what's the density of the mixes? (only few melodic instruments, narrow stereo field or even pristine mono compatibility etc..?)

    few examples to explain what I mean:
    if a room is very small, no good acoustic treatment, primary platform is smartphone/spotify/itunes, then even the small Genelec 8320 monitors will prove extremely worthy
    if a room is moderately big and for some reason you don't need balanced acoustic response, but need a very decent stereo field experience, without need for deep bass, then something like Presonus Eris E8 hits the sweetspot
    if a room is well threated and appropriate size, you can go for Focal Alpha 50 and some decent subwoofer (Presonus Temblor T10 for ex.) which will offer combined decent midrange clarity with serious transparent bass
     
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    how is that disagreeing? didn't you both say essentially the same thing?
     
  11. pandroid

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    Amphion One 18
     
  12. superliquidsunshine

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    Brother, can you spare a dime?
     
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  13. tzzsmk

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    dang I should really have a break or do something with my eyes...or both, sorry xD
     
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  14. m9cao

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    monitors for edm should be cheap and low quality and have enough low end, buy a pair of mackie mr824 or xr824
     
  15. m9cao

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    but actually everything is genre specific, the beats and ath headphones are crap but the playback environments are crap too(edm night club or for djs)

    if someone has very small room so do not use monitors, buy a headphones instead, they can use room simulation soft to hearing the sound image(with shitty digital low quality), or just send final tracks to bigger studio to re arrange the project, you do not need to do everything yourself
     
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    I disagree with that,it is very difficult to mix with headphones.
    Small room,small speakers.
     
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    I disagree,you need very good monitors for every genre,EDM or classical music.Music is transients and 20Hz>20KHz frequencies,for every genre.
     
  18. m9cao

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    do not arguing and defend something shit ,lets face
    the TRUTH
     
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  19. GodHimSelf

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    "Surprice youself" :rofl:
     
  20. EddieXx

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    my experience is that when you have to ask (not always but often) its because you are at a stage where you need guidance, meaning, even going to the store to listen will not help you to make a very specific choice you will end just been overwhelmed by all the impressions.

    music as so many other areas of work have to be matured, and that comes with time. cant rush it

    to say to people "make up your own mind" often won't help, sometimes people need a straight answer from someone. that injects a sense of security and functions as a pivot point to a later own opinion. thats why people ask "whats the best monitor" or "whats the best daw" etc.

    so, argument for your choice, that will help the op the most.
     
  21. superliquidsunshine

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    Enough low end for what?
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