Which Nearfields are the Best

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by HKC, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. HKC

    HKC Guest

    Which nearfield-monitors would you guys consider the best. I am about to buy
    new powered monitors and there seem to be quite a lot of choices. I´m
    thinking maybe Dynaudio BM6A or Genelec 1031A but I´m not sure. I haven´t
    really followed the nearfield debate the last couple of years and I wonder
    if something else has come up. I have read great reviews on Blue Sky, Event
    Studio Precision 8 and TR8XL and many others but what I need is hands on
    experience, advice from somebody who has worked with these monitors for a
    long time, what rocks and what sucks.

    Henrik Krogh
    henrikkrogh@mail.dk
  2. Jay Kadis

    Jay Kadis Guest

    In article <3f4ce541$0$32465$edfadb0f@dread16.news.tele.dk> "HKC"
    <henrikkrogh@mail.dk> writes:
    > Which nearfield-monitors would you guys consider the best. I am about to buy
    > new powered monitors and there seem to be quite a lot of choices. I m
    > thinking maybe Dynaudio BM6A or Genelec 1031A but I m not sure. I haven t
    > really followed the nearfield debate the last couple of years and I wonder
    > if something else has come up. I have read great reviews on Blue Sky, Event
    > Studio Precision 8 and TR8XL and many others but what I need is hands on
    > experience, advice from somebody who has worked with these monitors for a
    > long time, what rocks and what sucks.
    >
    > Henrik Krogh
    > henrikkrogh@mail.dk
    >


    Since you're in Germany, check out the ADAM line. They make a full line of
    nearfields and midfields that sound amazing.

    -Jay
    --
    x------- Jay Kadis ------- x---- Jay's Attic Studio ----x
    x Lecturer, Audio Engineer x Dexter Records x
    x CCRMA, Stanford University x http://www.offbeats.com/ x
    x-------- http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/~jay/ ----------x
  3. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    HKC <henrikkrogh@mail.dk> wrote:
    >Which nearfield-monitors would you guys consider the best. I am about to buy
    >new powered monitors and there seem to be quite a lot of choices. I´m
    >thinking maybe Dynaudio BM6A or Genelec 1031A but I´m not sure. I haven´t
    >really followed the nearfield debate the last couple of years and I wonder
    >if something else has come up. I have read great reviews on Blue Sky, Event
    >Studio Precision 8 and TR8XL and many others but what I need is hands on
    >experience, advice from somebody who has worked with these monitors for a
    >long time, what rocks and what sucks.


    What food do you consider best? I like green curries myself, but some
    other people like lemon pie, pizza, or apples. I've heard good things
    about lobsters also. What do people like to eat?
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  4. Fill X

    Fill X Guest

    I'd wager if you do a google search you'll find everyone has weighed in on this
    topic a dozen or more times. Be prepared for the inevitable though, which is
    that you have to learn what you like and use what you know. No one can tell you
    what speakers "Rock".


    P h i l i p

    ______________________________

    "I'm too fucking busy and vice-versa"

    - Dorothy Parker
  5. Crazy Scott wrote:

    > I like green curries myself


    I don't know what you're thinking, scott, but green curry sucks. For
    the money, the red curry has much more of that shimmer on the top end
    and the bite in the middle.

    J
  6. Chris Smalt

    Chris Smalt Guest


    > > Henrik Krogh
    > > henrikkrogh@mail.dk


    Jay wrote:

    > Since you're in Germany, check out the ADAM line.



    That's Germany in Denmark, right? ;-)


    Chris
  7. Chris Smalt

    Chris Smalt Guest

    Scott wrote:

    > What food do you consider best? I like green curries myself, but some
    > other people like lemon pie, pizza, or apples. I've heard good things
    > about lobsters also. What do people like to eat?



    I only like lobster for mid-field or far-field purposes.


    Chris
  8. HKC

    HKC Guest

    Phillip wrote: No one can tell you what speakers "Rock".


    Obviously that is true but what I was more after was if there was some kind
    of industry standard. I have 2 sets of speakers I like already and I have
    hooked my studio main-outs up to 2 stereos in other rooms in my house so I´m
    not in need of speakers or check points. What I am in need of is the "wow-oh
    you have those"-effect, pretty much like Pro Tools. Although you can do 95%
    of your work as well or better in Logic many studios still invest in Pro
    Tools because it´s an industry standard (and for the last 5% obviously).
    Another issue here is that you can´t really judge the quality of monitors
    from shopping around and apparently not even from testing them. I have read
    only good (very, very good) reviews of the Blue Sky system but when I asked
    on this list, many people replied to me that they had bought them (perhaps
    because of the reviews) and had been very disappointed with them. That is
    why I´m asking is there an industry standard, and I mean in the 1500-2000$
    price-range like the Genelecs 1031A.
  9. Fill X

    Fill X Guest

    well, you'll see a lot of 1031's around. I don't like 'em but i've learned to
    compensate somewhat when I have to use them. You'll also see a lot of Mackies,
    which i don't like either and are very placement sensitive (more than most near
    or mid fields it seems to me). The good thing about nearfields though is that
    you can bring your own along with you.
    Pro ac's are good, but maybe out of your price range.


    P h i l i p

    ______________________________

    "I'm too fucking busy and vice-versa"

    - Dorothy Parker
  10. Jay Kadis

    Jay Kadis Guest

    In article <1g0dwtz.1a4b41znofxtzN%smalt@wanadoo.nl> writes:
    >
    > > > Henrik Krogh
    > > > henrikkrogh@mail.dk

    >
    > Jay wrote:
    >
    > > Since you're in Germany, check out the ADAM line.

    >
    >
    > That's Germany in Denmark, right? ;-)
    >
    >
    > Chris
    >


    Hey, they're only a ferry apart. (dk, de...)

    -Jay
    --
    x------- Jay Kadis ------- x---- Jay's Attic Studio ----x
    x Lecturer, Audio Engineer x Dexter Records x
    x CCRMA, Stanford University x http://www.offbeats.com/ x
    x-------- http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/~jay/ ----------x
  11. kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) news:biiree$ofd$1@panix2.panix.com:

    -snip-

    > What food do you consider best? I like green curries myself, but some
    > other people like lemon pie, pizza, or apples. I've heard good things
    > about lobsters also. What do people like to eat?




    I think baked beans work well for near-field use.

    david
  12. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    Jeffrey S. Long <gottmusik@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >Crazy Scott wrote:
    >
    >> I like green curries myself

    >
    >I don't know what you're thinking, scott, but green curry sucks. For
    >the money, the red curry has much more of that shimmer on the top end
    >and the bite in the middle.


    Yes, but it's got reliability problems. Sometimes it explodes and takes
    your head off.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  13. Chris Smalt

    Chris Smalt Guest


    > Yes, but it's got reliability problems. Sometimes it explodes and takes
    > your head off.
    > --scott



    Without a head, I don't think you'll find this much of a problem.


    Chris
  14. Billy Bee

    Billy Bee Guest

    Pizza is good but I prefer the Truth TA-1A. They taste really good and seem
    to spread the meal out all over the soundfield better than most.


    "Scott Dorsey" <kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:biiree$ofd$1@panix2.panix.com...
    > HKC <henrikkrogh@mail.dk> wrote:
    > >Which nearfield-monitors would you guys consider the best. I am about to

    buy
    > >new powered monitors and there seem to be quite a lot of choices. I´m
    > >thinking maybe Dynaudio BM6A or Genelec 1031A but I´m not sure. I haven´t
    > >really followed the nearfield debate the last couple of years and I

    wonder
    > >if something else has come up. I have read great reviews on Blue Sky,

    Event
    > >Studio Precision 8 and TR8XL and many others but what I need is hands on
    > >experience, advice from somebody who has worked with these monitors for a
    > >long time, what rocks and what sucks.

    >
    > What food do you consider best? I like green curries myself, but some
    > other people like lemon pie, pizza, or apples. I've heard good things
    > about lobsters also. What do people like to eat?
    > --scott
    > --
    > "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  15. The correct answer is "none." All speakers, and especially all
    nearfield studio monitors, suck rocks. The "best" solution is to hire
    musicians to sit in the near field and play their instruments. If you
    can't afford that, then settle for the crap from Dynaudio or Genelec.
    Whichever you prefer.

    To reiterate the food comparison, I think the Dynaudio BM-15 tastes
    like chocolate pudding. The Genelec 1031 tastes more like cilantro.

    ulysses
  16. Scott Dorsey wrote:
    >
    > What food do you consider best? I like green curries myself


    A man after my own heart ;>

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