Originally Posted by u b k
Ok, I'm in the middle of my second production with the 4288's and what I can say without reservation is this: these monitors give me the most transparent window into the sound I've ever heard.
Somehow Chris has created a system that reveals absurd levels of detail without any excessive HF voicing, which is what bugs me about a great many monitors that have come out in the past 10 years. Using brightness to create the illusion of detail is a parlor trick, that's not what's going on here.
What strikes me most about the Pelonis is their uncanny flatness. I know that word gets bandied about a lot, but these monitors have it and how that sounds is like this: there are no resonances, no little peaks, no bumps, anywhere in the spectrum. None. So if you hear a little 10k zing in the hat, it's in the hat, not the speaker. If you hear a little 5k edge on the sibilance, it's in the sibilance. The ability to spot issues and correct tonal imbalances is uncanny.
Also, zero learning curve. My first mix out of the gate was a homerun, it's the first time I've had a mix where the tone of everything stayed intact on the friggin' iPhone speaker. That speaker is a serious acid test!
The icing on the cake is that there was zero learning curve for me and I can mix a track in about 2 hours now, as opposed to a day and a half.
Getting them was a gigantic win, I can't recommend these boxes enough.
Gregory Scott - ubk
Any more info on the 4288s?
Do they play relatively loud enough?
How do they compare to the Focal Twins?