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Better near fields ?? Recomendations Please
Old 1st March 2016
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Better near fields ?? Recomendations Please

I've own Ns10m , with Yamaha P2070 (Pro series 70w Power Amp)

Can anyone recommend a great pair nearfields £800-1500 ?
Active or passive, in which case ...which amp?

Ive heard NS10 sound good in 48 track studio's.....single or Bi amped

Been looking for a S/h Hafler Amp 240v ...like tryin find hens teeth..
Told great with NS 10m, also Bryston etc.


FOR THE RECORD
I recently purchased a Marshall Stereo Valve power amp ( for gtr )
But friend uses it on hi-fi ...I gave it a go on NS10's....Sounds so much better than Yamaha p70...Ok Marshall Power amp has nasty 3k boost, but they sound best since owned them ironically.....only £120 !! and my mixs are better

Will probally keep NS10's as 2nd monitors. but wanted more detail..

What do you reckon people?

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Old 1st March 2016
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Originally Posted by Nelly Slide View Post
I've own Ns10m , with Yamaha P70 (Pro series 70w Power Amp)

Can anyone recommend a great pair nearfields £800-1500 ?
Active or passive, in which case ...which amp?

Ive heard NS10 sound good in 48 track studio's.....single or Bi amped

Been looking for a S/h Hafler Amp 240v ...like tryin find hens teeth..
Told great with NS 10m, also Bryston etc.


FOR THE RECORD
I recently purchased a Marshall Stereo Valve power amp ( for gtr )
But friend uses it on hi-fi ...I gave it a go on NS10's....Sounds so much better than Yamaha p70...Ok Marshall Power amp has nasty 3k boost, but they sound best since owned them ironically.....only £120 !! and my mixs are better

Will probally keep NS10's as 2nd monitors. but wanted more detail..

What do you reckon people?
The Dynaudio BM6 MKiii are my current preferred nearfields.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BM6mkIII
Old 1st March 2016
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Proac studio 100 new version or old passive speaker
Psi audio a17
Amphion one15/ one18 (passive)
Unity audio pebble/ bam bam
Focal solo6 be

Some may be a stretch for your budget but upping your budget may help if possible. Good luck finding the monitor you need.
Old 1st March 2016
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At that budget the KH120A are top of my list.

I now use the Geithain RL906, but those are about £2k - most people are surprised at the bass from these small boxes.
Old 8th March 2016
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Recently got a pair of Focal Solo6be. Best purchase in years. Had borrowed a few things before taking the jump but they immediately cleaned the floor. Translate well in both small and larger volume spaces. Haven't demoed them myself but the Dynaudios were also highly recommended around the same price.

I get on really well with the Focal image of the wall or window of sound between the speakers. You can almost hear anything else as being a function of the room. You definitely don't feel enveloped in the sound though.
Old 8th March 2016
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At that budget the are top of my list.

I now use the , but those are about £2k - most people are surprised at the bass from these small boxes.
id love to read about kh-120 vs kef ls50

I wouldnt be surprised if a kef ls 50 + sub could make a world class reference setup for very cheap
Old 8th April 2016
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id love to read about kh-120 vs kef ls50

I wouldnt be surprised if a kef ls 50 + sub could make a world class reference setup for very cheap
I've had the Kef's for a few days and also have the KH120's.
The LS50's sound amazing, the best small loudspeaker I've heard.
(I also have a pair of subs, they sound great with or without the subs, like the Neumann's)
I'll continue to use the KH120's for mixing, and use the Kef's as a secondary reference. The KH120's are better suited for close nearfield listening, while it's better to have a bit more distance from the Kef's, to take in their massive soundstage. This is where the Kef's excel, their image, detail and voicing is hard to beat. For such a small speaker, they defy the laws of physics.
Old 9th April 2016
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Proac studio 100 new version or old passive speaker
Psi audio a17
Amphion one15/ one18 (passive)
Unity audio pebble/ bam bam
Focal solo6 be

Some may be a stretch for your budget but upping your budget may help if possible. Good luck finding the monitor you need.
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All of these are good choices
Old 9th April 2016
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I've had the Kef's for a few days and also have the KH120's.
The LS50's sound amazing, the best small loudspeaker I've heard.
(I also have a pair of subs, they sound great with or without the subs, like the Neumann's)
I'll continue to use the KH120's for mixing, and use the Kef's as a secondary reference. The KH120's are better suited for close nearfield listening, while it's better to have a bit more distance from the Kef's, to take in their massive soundstage. This is where the Kef's excel, their image, detail and voicing is hard to beat. For such a small speaker, they defy the laws of physics.
interesting
in terms of transient response, midrange detail, cohesion, how do the kh120 compares?
Old 9th April 2016
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interesting
in terms of transient response, midrange detail, cohesion, how do the kh120 compares?
Transients are excellent on the Kefs, very dynamic and punchy compared to the Nuemanns.
Midrange detail on Kefs are also clear winners (especially upper mids)
The KH120's probably wins on bass, going a little lower.
Top end is pretty even, both are pretty smooth and easy on the ears.

Overall cohesion on the Kefs is just about perfect. The transition between bass/mids/highs is seemless. Maybe something to do with the all-in-one driver (which initially put me off the Kefs, I was a bit sceptical of that design)
Old 9th April 2016
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I use KEF LS50's mated together with a SVS SB-2000 sub. It's up there with pretty high end near fields, but keep in mind that due to the coax nature of the drivers you get about 4.5'' equivalent moving area. They do go low, but don't expect any miracles.

Here's my room - http://i.imgur.com/xhJVSMf.jpg

And here's what the measurement mic says - http://i.imgur.com/fHJM1xV.png
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