Originally Posted by akkimusic
Yeah, i was hoping to not use the sub, i dont know why but i get the feeling it will complicate things.
Unfortunately i live in Norway, so i´m not able to visit your booth at the AES, sorry!
BTW i´m sensing the sm200´s has a bit less Mid´s than the SM100´s?
On the statement of 200s have less mids than the 100s, I think the presence of so much low end certainly makes it feel that way.
I think the presence of low end can complicate things, as you experienced with the build up of low end in the back of your room with 200s. I have been in many studios in the US with similar problems but on a larger scale.
You often cannot have it all, and the truth is great playback is not speakers alone-it is speakers and room, and the key is a great sounding room, which requires investment, experimentation and work. In a great room, many things sound good. In a bad one, nothing works no matter how good it is. And a small note, electronics cannot fix acoustic problems (EQ) it can only mask or slightly reduce a problem.
This is why small speakers (50s and 100s)very close to you (with 1st reflection points treated with some absorption) can deliver amazing results. This is the idea in nearfields, to minimize room effects. You can experiment yourself: take your speakers outside and sit close to them- they sound very different without any reflections.