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Surround Sound mixing - which monitors?
Old 27th January 2009
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Surround Sound mixing - which monitors?

How many of you are mixing in 5.1 ? If you are, which monitors are you using?

thx!
Old 27th January 2009
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Focal Twin6/Solo6/Sub6 in a 5.1 config.

Wilson Audio WATT/Puppy for L/R and WATCH Center/Surrounds and WatchDog II sub...


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Event Precision 8's (5) with NHT B20 Sub (2) Using the Grace M906 as the controller.
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Blue Sky 5.1 system with BMC.
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Focal SM8 (x5) and SM8s (sub)
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JBL LSR 28s, no sub. THese are great surround speakers.

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Either one of the Focal configurations mentioned above would be an excellent 5.1 surround monitoring system.
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do you think these configurations would translate equally well to testing stereo? or would you always recommend a separate pair of monitors to test stereo?

thanks for the replies!
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genelec 1029s with 1091 sub.. or krk s12 sub... depending how im feeling...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jwleeman ➑️
do you think these configurations would translate equally well to testing stereo? or would you always recommend a separate pair of monitors to test stereo?

thanks for the replies!
You should have no problem translating to stereo because you'd only have the left and right speakers turned on in that situation. I would recommend disabling the LFE (sub) channel as well when mixing in stereo and only engaging that when mixing in surround.

With the right monitor controller, you should be able to switch between 5.1 and stereo monitoring with the push of a button.
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5 JBL LSR 6328 + LSR 6312 Sub on Sound Anchors ADJR stands (actually VERY important).

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ADAM S3-As plus ADAM Sub. I only own a stereo pair of S3-As but co-mixed one surround album/DVD on that setup (and also listened to it on a 5.1 setup with S4-As).

I think ADAMs are great for surround because the inaging is so incredibly good.
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Three Lipinski L707 for LCR
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Quote:
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3x K&H O410 + 2x K&H O300 at rear position + sub
My (realistic) dream setup thumbsup

I use 2 K&H O111 for L/R and 3 O96 for C/LS/RS plus a sub.

Next step will probably be 2 O410 and move one O111 to the center (and I will be one step closer to my dream )
Old 8th March 2009
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