Monitors lower than 50 Hz
Old 16th March 2010
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Monitors lower than 50 Hz

Hi,

I'm making electronic music and i want to buy a new pair of Dynaudio BM5a speakers, but i wrote that they only can go down to 50 Hz.
Is this a big problem for mixing my music? I normaly cut everything below 40. Or is the BM6a a better choise because they can all away down to 40 Hz (the same as all the expensive ones!)?

Thanks.
Old 16th March 2010
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Those speakers look great for post production/video edit suites.

For producing EDM though you'd really want full range monitors.

5" is toooo small... size does matter ;-)


Do yourself a favor, buy a pair of HS80m... then go for a nice tour around Egypt with the change left in your pocket.

Your resultant mixes will sound better.
Old 16th March 2010
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Originally Posted by mameboy View Post
Hi,
I normaly cut everything below 40.
That doesn't say much. It all depends on how steep the highpass filter is (or in other words how it was spec'd from the manufacturer/designer). With my Manley massive passive I cut below 39 KHz too, but that's a 18dB/oct filter which means that some signal will pass through, although attenuated.

There is hardly any useful information below 30 Hz even for heavy-bass music. You might get a 5% extra something in a club but in a car stereo? Your choice.
Old 16th March 2010
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Try some PMC TB2's.
Old 16th March 2010
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My basslines tend to be centered around 40Hz.

I'm often giving the EQ a boost in the region of 30 Hz.

IMO its often the very lowest frequencies (or lack of) that make or break an EDM track.
Old 16th March 2010
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i´ve got a pair of focal solo 6s which i really like for their lowend...
in fact i like the lowend so much i tend to over do it
it´s not that i don´t hear that i´m mixing with a lot of lowend, it´s just that most speakers of that size really crap out at such amounts of lowend.
maybe i should get a sub and turn it up a little to much, to compensate for my taste for to much lowend...

on topic again: the bm5as suck at lowend response
and i think the bm6as aren´t that much better, didn´t like the smaller adams and genelec either, the only 6,5" in that price range i liked for their lowend were the focals... but if you really want them to go down low get 8" speakers!
Old 16th March 2010
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Thanks,

So is it better than to buy the bm5 speakers and a sub?
Old 16th March 2010
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Try some PMC TB2's.
Great boxes thumbsup Very fussy about positioning though, plus they demand a quality amp. Which gets a bit expensive..
I love my PMC's, but if EDM was all I did, I would perhaps consider something else, like a 2.1 system. The BlueSky range would be worth a look for sure.
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