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Old 09-01-2000, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: best nearfields

Hi,

remember: most important is not "that special kind of monitor speakers", but the amount of monitors you listen on!

I mix on Genelec, then burn Cd and take with met on the train, then try it at work (big Genelecs), try it on friend's stereo, even listen to it through computer speaker!

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Old 09-01-2000, 03:53 PM
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hi,

I have the Alesis M1 actives and really love them. Was used to working with the midfield Genelecs but found them somewhat too expensive....
The M1 actives are great. Neutral, clear, great image, easy on the room acoustics and lots of power....

just a thought...
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Old 09-02-2000, 03:00 AM
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good point DanXx,

I have the sweatiest pair of piddlin little computer speakers you could imagine - real 'hall of famers' - but I always reference my final mixes on them.

although the main purpose of this thread is to find out which nearfields are best for a full-on 14 hr session, can I have the DUC feedback on the techniques used to 'evaluate' a final mix.

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Old 09-02-2000, 11:18 AM
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I've got a pair of Roland DS90 Active monitors with digital coax in rear which hooks up nocely to the SPDIF on my 001.
I am fairly new at this but I must say they sound amazing.
The DS90's are $1500 CAN. and Alesis M1's are about $750 CAN.I tried the M1's but the DS90's won hands down.
Anyone esle tried the DS90's and have comments?

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Old 09-02-2000, 11:21 AM
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I've got a pair of Roland DS90 Active monitors with digital coax in rear which hooks up nocely to the SPDIF on my 001.
I am fairly new at this but I must say they sound amazing.
The DS90's are $1500 CAN. and Alesis M1's are about $750 CAN.I tried the M1's but the DS90's won hands down.
Anyone esle tried the DS90's and have comments?

OB
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Old 09-02-2000, 04:50 PM
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Anyone with an opinion on the Tannoy's

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Old 09-03-2000, 06:27 AM
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Anyone using genelec 1029a? I got them but without the sub woofer, and I am now pretty paranoid about what I am missing down in the depths, Can you really rely on the bass they produce or is it a must to have a sub woofer with them? I don't have any big fat speakers to test my mixes on, so I really need to rely solely on these or my hi-fi, which my mixes sound fine on.
much appreciated
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Old 09-03-2000, 08:31 AM
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I've used the 1029a with sub, but I didn't like it - I find it hard to mix with subs generally. They're great for hearing unwanted low-frequency stuff like rumble etc, but hard to mix on.

I recently bought new near-fields. After a listening test (including Mackie HR248 and Genelec 1031), I went for the JBL LSR-28P. Their a little bigger than your average near-fields, but they give you that extra "umph!" in the bottom which minimizes the need for big,expensive mains. Besides, the stereo imaging is better than everything I've heard in this price-range.


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Old 09-03-2000, 09:00 AM
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When I bought monitors I listened to the ns 10's and all the alesis monotors some jbls tannoys and genelecs. For the money the tannoys reveals are great. I obviously could hear a difference in the genelecs but for the price the tannoys are great. Bring your favorite cd into the store and compare.
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Old 09-04-2000, 06:46 AM
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I'm curently auditioning DYNAUDIO BM6 nearfield monitors , and i can tell you that so far they are the most tonally neutral speakers i have had the pleasure of testing.
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