21st October 2012
Lives for gear
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: Las Vegas
Originally Posted by akkimusic
I´m new to the Gearslutz forum, though i´ve been a regular guest the last few years.
So after reading all the nice comments about the Sonodyne SM100 monitors here, i decided to go and buy them. I previously had the KRK VXT6, and was quite happy with them. The SM100 are sounding real nice so far, the only thing bugging me is the lack of low end that i had in the VXT6. I make EDM.
So i went to the dealer and borrowed the SM200´s.
They have that extra low end i was missing, but i just find them too big and massive, as my studio is pretty small: 4x3,5 meters, ceiling is 2m, and my listening position is 1m from the speakers. I´m also getting that extra bass "rumble" in the back of the room that i didnt have with the Sm100 or KRK´s
The room is acoustically threated though, with bass traps in the back etc. I also rolled of some bass (2 db) on the back of the monitors
Now i just can´t make up my mind, keep the SM100 and manage without that low end, or go with the SM200 and get that extra low end, but at the same time a bit too massive sound.
Hoping someone has some tips for me, i am really stuck right now.
Yes, try the Sonodyne SLF210 sub added to the 100s....this is a very good combo and sounds quite nice. It resolves your need for low end but retain the nice size of the 100. The sub has a switch input so with a simple latching footswitch you can turn the sub on and off and compare "with sub" to "full range 100s only" . I will have this combo at my booth at AES 2012 in San Francisco next weekend. (I should note here I import Sonodyne to the US).