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Best studio monitor for me?

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KVRist
 
52 posts since 16 Nov, 2012, from Greece
 

Postby Constantine_K; Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:22 am

Im building up my home studio and im in dilemma.My room is 4.5 x 3.4 so 5" woofer is fine for me i think i also have Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro for low end.This will my first studio monitors and i decide to buy decent monitors for about 600euros.
I produce progressive-house/chill out.
So which of the below monitors is best for me?(i cant test them cause none locale shop have them)!

Equator D5 444euro pair
Focal CMS 40 640euro pair
Adam A5x 660euro pair
Something else in same price range?
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KVRist
 
178 posts since 22 May, 2012

Postby Cimbasso; Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:24 am

Yamaha HS50m.
KVRist
 
52 posts since 16 Nov, 2012, from Greece
 

Postby Constantine_K; Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:30 am

Cimbasso wrote:Yamaha HS50m.


Can u explain why this? i have read reviews about them and whas been my option in lower budget but i have decide to give something more to buy something better.They are half price.Have u worked with other monitors too?
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KVRist
 
178 posts since 22 May, 2012

Postby Cimbasso; Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:50 am

I have (Adam, M-Audio). And it's just a matter of personal preference. Translation is the most important thing for me. Generally, after checking on the other speakers and my DT 880 Pros, my mixes in most cases don't require any fixing if they sound good on HS50m-s. Also, they force you to work harder on your mixes (one of the reasons many people tended to use NS10s). But if you're going to feel more confident with more expensive speakers, they buy them.
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KVRAF
 
6428 posts since 22 Sep, 2008, from Windsor. UK
 

Postby tehlord; Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:55 am

Buy some Tannoy 601A's and build yourself some basic room treatment with the change (google rockwool basstraps and panels).

That will be infinitely better and your mixes will translate well. The Tannoys are truly excellent.

I'm using some now in a totally untreated space and the mixes translate well.
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2 posts since 16 Feb, 2013

Postby InkSFX; Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:55 am

Constantine_K wrote:Equator D5 444euro pair
Focal CMS 40 640euro pair
Adam A5x 660euro pair
Something else in same price range?


To be frank, no one else can know which are the best monitors for you except you. :wink: As stated above, it's all about personal preferences. Some like the sound of Genelecs, some prefer Dynaudio or others over them. You can't really go that wrong with the Focals or Adams. Haven't heard the Equator D5's, but they've done good in recent reviews. If you can't have a listen at your local shop, go to another city where you can, or ask your local Ye Olde Monitor Shoppe to order some in. If these aren't a possibility, just read enough articles, user reviews and try to find a mean on each one.

I haven't heard the Yamaha HS50M's, but have read much good about them. We previously had a pair of HS80's, and got really good mixes done with them. But, out of your options, I'd recommend the Adams over the three. I have heard both A5x's and A7x's, and have heard nothing but good from other people using Adam monitors, even the smallest A3x's. Having said that, always good to keep acoustic treatment in mind (and in your budget), too.

If you want to check something else in the same price range as the Adams, don't forget EVE Audio. EVE SC204's or SC205's might be an interesting option.
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KVRian
 
507 posts since 24 Nov, 2010

Postby psychoxkps; Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:23 pm

i think that big variation of pioneers can be good.. they look pretty:) 600e..
trust analog....
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KVRAF
 
8272 posts since 2 Oct, 2006, from ,Location, Location

Postby musikmachine; Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:43 pm

Definitely try some if you can, even better get some in your room on trial so you can test them in your setup. It's true about the hs80s, good translation but then i use Arc.

The Focals are more accurate and less fatiguing so great nearfields! They have superb mids but if you plan to add the sub later i read that the 40s struggle to keep up with it. Very neutral monitors though with great stereo imaging but maybe too small for mixing EDM.

I know some prefer the Adams so it really is a personal thing, it will pay off in the long run if you can try them out before buying imo.
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KVRist
 
52 posts since 16 Nov, 2012, from Greece
 

Postby Constantine_K; Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:11 pm

The thing is that i cant try or hear any of them.all shops are ordering online they dont have them in the shop.So my only option to pick one is from reviews and comments guys i dont have other choice.
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KVRAF
 
8272 posts since 2 Oct, 2006, from ,Location, Location

Postby musikmachine; Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:54 pm

Well in your shoes based on everything i've read i'd buy the D5s. Came across this review yesterday. There's also a review of the CMS40s, he makes a good point about the size; you'd want them pretty close to your ears.

Why not have a word with the store your buying from, explain your situation. They should want to help you find the right monitors but sometimes they'll only let you try if you're spending so much. Never hurts to ask. ;)
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KVRian
 
996 posts since 14 Jun, 2012, from Toronto, Canada

Postby schnapsglas; Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:09 pm

How tall is your ceiling?
It's all about the wavelets. I dream of the perfect additive synthesis.
You can hire me if you are in Toronto! Contact for details.
KVRist
 
52 posts since 16 Nov, 2012, from Greece
 

Postby Constantine_K; Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:53 pm

schnapsglas wrote:How tall is your ceiling?


My room dimensions are:
4.5lenght x 3.2width x 2.75height
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256 posts since 13 Jul, 2005, from Germany

Postby RexXx; Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:27 pm

tehlord wrote:Buy some Tannoy 601A's and build yourself some basic room treatment with the change (google rockwool basstraps and panels).

That will be infinitely better and your mixes will translate well. The Tannoys are truly excellent.

I'm using some now in a totally untreated space and the mixes translate well.
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KVRist
 
394 posts since 21 Sep, 2011, from Northern California
 

Postby Panphobia; Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:40 pm

I have been looking at the same monitor choices lately, and I have almost decided on Yamaha msp7's. Now I need to find a retailer to demo them :)
KVRian
 
996 posts since 14 Jun, 2012, from Toronto, Canada

Postby schnapsglas; Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:01 pm

Constantine_K wrote:
schnapsglas wrote:How tall is your ceiling?


My room dimensions are:
4.5lenght x 3.2width x 2.75height



It's not the most ideal dimension you've got there. My preference is, (I don't do it myself, but...) forget about anything larger than 6", try to find good placement and get a sub if you really want something at the bottom.

600 Euros is good for so many decent speakers. You could do HS50m, maybe EXO2, LSR2325P with the sub... I would however hold on to the money for sub and really try to get bass frequencies tamed without sub and then bring a sub in.
It's all about the wavelets. I dream of the perfect additive synthesis.
You can hire me if you are in Toronto! Contact for details.

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