Originally Posted by swicker
Would it benefit to have these and a set of ns 10s, or are they basically doing the same thing?
I have both CMS65 and NS-10M (and Adam P11A) and you really can't compare the CMS65 to the NS-10M at all. And I am not one of those vintage hipsters, that believes every hype, I just got the NS-10M for very cheap and gave them a try.
There's something about the sealed cabinet + ultra low mass woofer combo that gives the NS-10 a very dry low-mid response and transient response, that i can't hear from the focals. They sound a lot more HiFi comparered.
So i would say it would be a benefit to have both, the CMS65 for broadband judgment and the NS-10M for ultradry midrange-zoom and level checking, when the bass is gone.
I should add, that i prefer the P11A over the CMS65 for the broadband task though. My stuff does not translate so well when only mixed on the CMS65, but that might be a personal thing...
PS: I wouldn't wanna mix only on NS-10M, just to make that clear. But they are great for detecting mix errors