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13x13 room.. roughly. Upgrading speakers.. Studio Monitors
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13x13 room.. roughly. Upgrading speakers..

Been wanting to upgrade my "monitors" for a while.. Can't use a sub due to being in an apartment.

Was wanting more bass response, as much as I can get for my current situation. I currently have some av42s anddd... Needless to say they don't really translate well from my m40x's and overall the sound quality isn't up to par for what I want. Was wanting more bass response and over all better monitors.. Was looking at the HS7's or the HS8's..

Would this be a reasonable upgrade for the size of my room and or just good speakers? Other suggestions would be appreciated.

I'll be acoustic treating and bass trapping here soon.

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Perhaps check out Fluid Audio FX8. They extend down low pretty well, and cannot be beat for the price. I'm looking at upgrading my Equator D5mk2 with them, since Equator is no more. They don't have onboard EQ unfortunately, but I absolutely recommend using Sonarworks for room correction.
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It is pretty widely accepted now that smaller monitors + a sub are easier to place than a couple of bigger monitors in small rooms, especially as your room is square which is far from ideal. If you think about it you only need to find the sweet spot for one woofer (the sub) rather than two. Also the position of bigger monitors that gives the most even bass response might not be the place that gives the best stereo imaging.

My room is 11' x 11' and I use a pair of monitors with 5" drivers with a sub and I have got a really good frequency response for such a difficult sized/shaped room.
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Been wanting to upgrade my "monitors" for a while.. Can't use a sub due to being in an apartment.

Was wanting more bass response, as much as I can get
Google Subpac, they work with monitors too.
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I wouldn't discount a sub. I have an isolation platform, high density foam with an MDF board and nothing transmits to the floor.
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