• Studio monitors

    From Nightfox to All on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 20:28:38
    Hi all -

    I've seen music stores sell studio monitor speakers such as these: http://www.gigasonic.com/images/medium_studiophilebx5adelux.jpg
    What is the advantage those have over more common speakers that people might use for their stereo or computer, etc.? Studio monitors seem to be more expensive.

    Nightfox
  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Monday, February 14, 2011 12:50:01
    Re: Studio monitors
    By: Nightfox to All on Wed Feb 09 2011 08:28 pm

    Hi all -

    I've seen music stores sell studio monitor speakers such as these: http://www.gigasonic.com/images/medium_studiophilebx5adelux.jpg
    What is the advantage those have over more common speakers that people
    might use for their stereo or computer, etc.? Studio monitors seem to be more expensive.

    Studio monitors aim to be very neutral - that is, have a very flat frequency response and represent a good "middle ground" for the average speaker. If you can get a performance to sound good on studio monitors (e.g. a pair of Yamaha NS-10s), it will sound good just about anywhere (boom boxes, walkmans, car stereos, hi-fi's).

    Here's a good article on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_monitor

    digital man

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT/PARKAVE to Digital Man on Saturday, February 19, 2011 21:22:03
    Re: Studio monitors
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Mon Feb 14 2011 12:50 pm

    Re: Studio monitors
    By: Nightfox to All on Wed Feb 09 2011 08:28 pm

    Hi all -

    I've seen music stores sell studio monitor speakers such as these: http://www.gigasonic.com/images/medium_studiophilebx5adelux.jpg
    What is the advantage those have over more common speakers that people might use for their stereo or computer, etc.? Studio monitors seem to be more expensive.

    Studio monitors aim to be very neutral - that is, have a very flat frequency response and represent a good "middle ground" for the average speaker. If yo can get a performance to sound good on studio monitors (e.g. a pair of Yamah NS-10s), it will sound good just about anywhere (boom boxes, walkmans, car stereos, hi-fi's).

    Here's a good article on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_monitor

    digital man

    Snapple "Real Fact" #79:
    There are 119 grooves on the edge of a quarter.

    JBL's were the big thing on Studio Monitors in the old days. Wonder if they still use them now?
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  • From Nightfox to Digital Man on Wednesday, March 02, 2011 00:06:31
    Re: Studio monitors
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Mon Feb 14 2011 12:50:01

    Studio monitors aim to be very neutral - that is, have a very flat frequency response and represent a good "middle ground" for the average speaker. If yo

    Here's a good article on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_monitor

    Ah, interesting.. Thanks for the reply and the link.

    Nightfox
  • From Jaybird@VERT/DJJAYBIR to Nightfox on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 19:29:26
    Re: Studio monitors
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Mon Feb 14 2011 12:50:01

    Studio monitors aim to be very neutral - that is, have a very flat frequency response and represent a good "middle ground" for the average speaker. If yo

    Here's a good article on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_monitor

    Ah, interesting.. Thanks for the reply and the link.

    Nightfox

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    Well a proper studio will have a set of near field monitors (no larger then a 6.5 woofer) and a set of far field monitors (12" woofers/ 3way cross over) Subwoofers are generally left out of a studio, since they can color your mix. I currently use only near fields in my production studio, I chose the Genelec 1029A : http://www.genelecusa.com/products/previous-models/1029a/

    They are a bit pricey, but I've had them for years.. Very nice once you get your ear dialed into them.

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  • From Topgun@VERT to Jaybird on Friday, November 04, 2011 19:48:22
    Re: Studio monitors
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Mon Feb 14 2011 12:50:01

    Studio monitors aim to be very neutral - that is, have a very flat frequency response and represent a good "middle ground" for the
    average
    speaker. If yo

    Here's a good article on the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_monitor

    Ah, interesting.. Thanks for the reply and the link.

    Nightfox

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    Well a proper studio will have a set of near field monitors (no larger then a 6.5 woofer) and a set of far field monitors (12" woofers/ 3way cross
    over) Subwoofers are generally left out of a studio, since they can color your mix. I currently use only near fields in my production studio, I chose the Genelec 1029A : http://www.genelecusa.com/products/previous-models/1029a/

    They are a bit pricey, but I've had them for years.. Very nice once you get your ear dialed into them.

    -DJ Jaybird

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    I have heard the 1029a's were good but I found that I cannot get them since they are no longer in production. I am using KRK RP5G2 Rokit G2 5In Powered Studio Monitors at the time and they do a decent job.

    You are right on with the info on near field monitors as the priority to go with.
    Topgun

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  • From Spudboy to Topgun on Sunday, November 06, 2011 09:44:55
    Re: Re: Studio monitors
    By: Topgun to Jaybird on Fri Nov 04 2011 19:48:22

    I have heard the 1029a's were good but I found that I cannot get them since they are no longer in production. I am using KRK RP5G2 Rokit G2 5In Powered Studio Monitors at the time and they do a decent job.

    You are right on with the info on near field monitors as the priority to go with.
    Topgun

    I can recommend the Tannoy Precision 8 monitors. We have been using them at our studio for a little over a year now. It took a while for my ears to make the transition from the Yamaha NS-10s, but I'm finally getting used to them. Much more accurate than the NS-10s, great design, and the concentric driver thing is very cool.

    Spudboy


  • From Mouse@VERT to Spudboy on Sunday, November 06, 2011 17:47:02
    Re: Re: Studio monitors
    By: Spudboy to Topgun on Sun Nov 06 2011 09:44 am

    I can recommend the Tannoy Precision 8 monitors. We have been using them at more accurate than the NS-10s, great design, and the concentric driver thin

    Any need for a separate sub with t
    he Tannoy's? Or do they deliver ample bass frequency response on their owm? mouse.

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  • From Spudboy to Mouse on Monday, November 07, 2011 06:23:46
    Re: Re: Studio monitors
    By: Mouse to Spudboy on Sun Nov 06 2011 17:47:02

    Any need for a separate sub with t
    he Tannoy's? Or do they deliver ample bass frequency response on their owm? mouse.

    I think they go down to 45-50 Hz or so on their own. For deep bass in hip-hop or electronic music you would probably want to couple them with a sub.

    Spudboy