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Old 17th December 2002
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Which would be a good choice monitors for 5.1?

hi
this is my first post
so thanks in advance for any help
i think this is the most interesting forum so far


i'm taking the plunge to 5.1
i'll have my first session on January
and need to buy a surround monitor system

my main monitor system for stereo is
a pair of KRK's E8x

there are few interesting surround systems:

1. Genelecs
2. Mackies HR624 or HR824
3. BlueSky
4. KRK V8's
5. any other ones??????

which one would you recommend and why?
which ones are the standard for 5.1?

i need to get this units before Dec 20th

please let me know ASAP!
thanks
regards,
Charles
Old 17th December 2002
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I deleted all the other copy posts across the other Gearslutz forums..

Don't do that!



it's bad nettequette!

OK?



Enjoy Gearslutz!
Old 17th December 2002
  #3
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🎧 15 years
hi jules

i'm so sorry, :eek:
i didn't mean to upset you
i just didn't knew where in the forum
i should post this specific question

where i should post it then?

my apologies
regards,
Charles
Old 17th December 2002
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Here in High End!

You are in the right place!

Old 18th December 2002
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Dynaudio Air series .... don't forget to check those out if you wanna do surround. amazing setup possibilities and simulation / calibration possibilities. I have a BM15A 5.1 setup myself and am very pleased with it ... if I were to upgrade it would be towards the AIR series :

http://www.dynaudioacoustics.com/Default.asp?Id=321
Old 18th December 2002
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Re: Which would be a good choice monitors for 5.1?

Quote:
Originally posted by Mastersonics
there are few interesting surround systems:

1. Genelecs
2. Mackies HR624 or HR824
3. BlueSky
4. KRK V8's
5. any other ones??????
If you've got the budget, a really nice system can be made with a set of 5 Klein+Hummel O110 and the O800 sub.

You have a lot to sift through in making this decision, but I think the best course of action is to try and arrange evaluation sets to listen to in your room. No recommendation you'll get here will be sufficient to make this decision. You've gotta hear your strongest contenders in your room and see for yourself what you like.

-dave
Old 18th December 2002
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thanks for the info

the bad news is that
i only got around $3,500 for my system, grudge

if i could only talk to Santa for the Dynaudio set, heh

so with that in mind
what would be a good choice within that range?

please let me know
happy holidays
regards,

Charles
Old 18th December 2002
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KRK V4 & sub? (+ amps) (sounded great despite the small size)

Genelec 1029 & sub? (self powered)
Old 18th December 2002
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Forgive the stupidity but,

I always was under the impression that Genelecs were the end all. I see that you guys may not agree with that and I want to ask what you consider to be 1st choice for near/mid field monitors? Same as you have listed for the surrounds?
Thanks
Old 18th December 2002
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I'm eagerly looking forward to purchasing more of the Earthworks Sigma 6.2s. I just added a PS Audio HCA-2 amp to drive the pair I've got and they"re wonderful, happiest I've ever been with a pair of nearfields! Imaging, depth, accuracy and real bass I can believe. Both amp and speakers took a while to settle in, in fact the first week with the amp was a bizarre ride as it broke in.
Old 18th December 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by RSMITH123
Forgive the stupidity but,

I always was under the impression that Genelecs were the end all. I see that you guys may not agree with that and I want to ask what you consider to be 1st choice for near/mid field monitors? Same as you have listed for the surrounds?
Thanks
I don't think you're showing stupidity.

However, I'd again recommend that you invest the time to wrangle demo pairs (or sets) of whatever monitors you find interesting and see how they sound to you, in your room.

That said, Genelecs are fine, but like every other monitor in the world have some shortcomings that may or may not be an issue for you (for me they were an issue). For near/midfield monitors, after having spent a lot of time listening to a lot of different monitors, I recently had two pairs here that really felt "right"; ADAM S3-A's and Klein + Hummel O300D's. After weeks of mixing on both and making excruciating comparisons, I chose the Klein + Hummels. I've been extremely pleased with them, and with the simplification that their clarity, accuracy and honesty (for lack of a better term) bring to the process of mixing. Of course, your mileage may vary.

-dave
Old 18th December 2002
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Quote:
KRK V4 & sub? (+ amps) (sounded great despite the small size)
I'm in a very small room and I'm using the V4's in a 5.1 setup with the S10 sub. I'm very impressed with them for the price and their size.
Old 18th December 2002
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Questeds work nicely for surround sound...
Old 20th December 2002
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I've had the Blue Sky 5.1 system for about 6 months and can't say enough about them. They have one of the most transparent crossovers I've ever heard. Most engineers that have been in to hear them couldn't believe such small monitors have such great bottom (they didn't realize there was a sub:eek:... Try em out if you get a chance

Chris
WKAP
Vancouver
Old 20th December 2002
  #15
Gear Nut
 
🎧 15 years
hi

have anyone tried the Genelecs and BlueSky's side by side?

i'm more interested in the openess/warmth of the KRK E8's
another color (bluesky, JBL) wouldn't hurt
but i haven't heard them in person and
noone around here carries them.

i just don't like the Genelecs
they sound too sterile for me (scooped mids)

are the Bluesky's have the scooped mids like the genelecs?

please help
i need to place the order tomorrow
thanks for your help

charles
Old 20th December 2002
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🎧 15 years
I tried out several monitors before my purchase (Dynaudio, KRK V8, Yamaha's new powered monitors (yuk),Tannoy, Genelecs) and found that in this price range the Blue Skys outpreformed them all. I had Genelecs in the past and I was never happy with the results from them. They always made things sound good but IMHO never gave me a transferable sound. hope that helps


Chris
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