I'm in the search for a pair of monitors that give me a bit of a club feeling at a low budget...
My current monitors are a pair of custom built full range Ino Audio (think B&W Nautilus 805, but a notch over). Regarding natural frequency response, setting levels and working the stereofield, they are superb, but they don't play very loud. So there goes the club feeling
I'm looking for a pair of reference monitors to complement these, and as i mainly produce techno/idm, i have a few demands:
1. Since a club PA often isn't the most accurate, and the speakers "fills up" pretty quick with sound, I want a pair of monitors that CAN'T
pack so much stuff into the mix without sounding overcrowded... I already have my Inos if i want to make dense mixes
2. Club PA-systems with compression drivers are ususally pretty harsh in the high-mid area. I'm looking for a monitor that will make my ears bleed on loud levels like if it was on a club, if i mix the hi-mid/treble too loud.
3. I want to be able to set the knock and punch of the kick, at loud levels, so i get a feel of how it will translate. I also would like to be able to balance it well with the sub without finding the sub overpowering when i play the mix in a club. The club subs usually aren't very tight, so i'm not necessarily looking for a tight bass, just one that will translate well.
My room is well treated, so i can handle deep bass without much problems.
The current contenders are:
Mackie HR824 Mk2
Let me know if i've missed any here...
I've listened to them all (only in shop though, where i prefer the Yammies) but i would like some input by experienced users how they actually translate to your average club environment.
Really thankful for any help here people!