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My Barefoots FINALLY arrived.

4 months late...but here is here!!!
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Well????



How do they sound?
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I am totally blown away. The stereo imaging is insane. The separation and definition is amazing. I am only a couple of hours in but the wait was more than worth it.

I take back all the bad things I said in my head about Thomas after every delay.

Very happy.
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I am totally blown away. The stereo imaging is insane. The separation and definition is amazing. I am only a couple of hours in but the wait was more than worth it.

I take back all the bad things I said in my head about Thomas after every delay.

Very happy.
Hey good to hear. I have yet to hear a bad thing about barefoots (other than the cost). It's always nice when you can get a piece of gear that truely brings things to a new level. Congrats Jonny.

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Man, I am so freaking jealous!

p.s. I take it that you don't use the monitoring section on the Control 24
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Man, I am so freaking jealous!

p.s. I take it that you don't use the monitoring section on the Control 24
the avocet probably isnt for decoration
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Thanks everyone. As you all know getting a new piece of gear that not just satisfies but exceeds your expectations is a wonderful thing.

I bagged the control section on the Control 24 about 2 months ago and got the avocet. Took a little getting used to (after 10 years on the 24 I was used to hearing things sound bad!) but now I am really happy with it.

Between the Avocet and the Barefoots (and the Bryston I got for the NS-10s) my monitoring is done (as is my bank account!).
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Congrats on the MM27s. you wont regret it!

out of interest, why did you decide on mounting them horizontally? did you try both?
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Thought I would try them horizontally first as they fit so well on the racks. I may order the Sound Anchor stands and mount them vertically and back a bit.

So far they sound great but once I get used to them I may start to play with the positioning.
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Congrats..
definitely try them vertically.
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You'll probably want the Sound Anchor stands! Mount them vertically and call it a day! I've had mine for a little short of two years and I wouldn't give them up for nutten! Congrats, they will grow on you!
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Congrats..
definitely try them vertically.
Thanks for the advice....will check out the Sound Anchors tomorrow!
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do not plug your ilok like this - you can easily break it by kicking it accidentally! tutt
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do not plug your ilok like this - you can easily break it by kicking it accidentally! tutt
Haha I thought the exact same thing
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I bagged the control section on the Control 24 about 2 months ago and got the avocet. Took a little getting used to (after 10 years on the 24 I was used to hearing things sound bad!) but now I am really happy with it.
Funny seeing the remote covering the monitoring section of Control 24. It's a bold statement and an advertisement for Avocet that I bet you did not even intend on accomplishing. Should ask them for some advertisment fees!


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Between the Avocet and the Barefoots (and the Bryston I got for the NS-10s) my monitoring is done (as is my bank account!).
No kidding that is some serious dough to "Hear" what you are mixing! What about D/A/C? Are you using the 192 or D/A via Avocet?
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what desk is that? looks like a very ergonomic setup, without much compromise when switching between 'mix mode' and 'compose/produce mode'

great looking setup, and gear
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do not plug your ilok like this - you can easily break it by kicking it accidentally! tutt
Thanks for the advice on the iLoks...never even occurred to me....moving them now!

Very true RonT....I think Crane Song should throw me a Hedd 192 as payment for my Avocet advertising! Using the UA2192 for A>D and using the Avocet for the D>A...trying to avoid using the 192's as much as possible but looking at upgrading my 192 early next year thanks to PT9 (if anyone thinks they would be interested in buying a few 192's let me know!).

Got a question about vertical mounting of the MM27's for owners. It is a little tight behind my desk to fit the Sound Anchors....would putting them vertically on Recoils work as well? Or would you suggest I yank everything forward and MAKE room for the Sound Anchors?

Oh and Beatsmith...got the desk from KK Audio. Custom made to fit what I needed but damn it has changed my workflow. Used to have 2 separate workstations and hated shuttling back and forth...but now everything is right there. Along with acoustic treatment some of the best money I spent on the new studio.
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Got a question about vertical mounting of the MM27's for owners. It is a little tight behind my desk to fit the Sound Anchors....would putting them vertically on Recoils work as well? Or would you suggest I yank everything forward and MAKE room for the Sound Anchors?

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I have(had) a similar set up with an Argosy desk and a procontrol 24.
When I got the MM27 the difference of sound on the Anchors stands was so perfect in my room that I had to start adapting my setup to them .
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if you have the room, it might be worth moving the desk out a bit...
although, i did have my MM27s further back for a while, i actually now have them as quite close nearfields. they work a lot better for my room at the moment which is temporary and not perfect.
if you can borrow a pair of recoils to test them out it would be well worth a try.
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How about flip flopping the position with NS-10...I'like the 10's horizontal...nice looking set up man...some good key pieces in there...jealous.
Right after I took the picture I actually turned the NS-10s baack to horizontal!

Tried moving the barefoots vertical and they actually do sound even better so I think the sound anchors would be a worthwhile investment.
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please post the pix of your final setup,i'm always looking for more ideas
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NICE control room!!!

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