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Quested S8R vs Quested V2108 Studio Monitors
Old 13th September 2018
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Quested S8R vs Quested V2108


I'm a film/media composer (not professional, but working for it) and I work mainly with top orchestral sample libraries.

I have a pair of Quested S8R mk3 in a room with a reasonable acoustic treatment, on top of lots of wood and books all over the place. Room size is 7m x 5m - 23ft x 15ft. Frequency response on the sweet spot is +/- 6dB across the audible spectrum. A quite natural sounding room I believe.

Quested works great for me and I'm not considering any other brands. I'm only considering the V2108...

As I live in a country where I don't have the possibility to hear the S8R against the V2108, I ask you guys who have heard both monitors against each other if there would be a very strong reason to trade the S8R for the V2108.

I imagine the V2108 will sound better (or not?) considering they cost twice as much the S8R.

I do my own mixing and mastering (I'm also a sound engineer) and I was wondering if the V2108 would be a very noticeable step up from the S8R that would considerably change my music production quality.


Last edited by jdd5; 23rd September 2018 at 01:47 AM..
Old 23rd September 2018
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Old 23rd September 2018
Lives for gear

No. Not really.

You'd be better off spending money on a sub (including the quested one) and tuning your room better than +-6 (you really need to get +-3)
Old 23rd September 2018
Lives for gear

Yeap, you need to "clean" your room first, as J. Peterson would say. +-6db is not natural, but out of control.
Old 23rd September 2018
Here for the gear

Room is not perfect but it's fine. Saying it is +/- 6dB does not mean necessarily that frequency response is all ups and downs across the entire spectrum.
Old 23rd September 2018
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I dont think you can judge either way till you know a bit more about the measurement taken.

was it +/-6db at 1/24 octave, or was it 1/3 octave??

Should generally be looking at 1/24, 1/3 is going to gloss over alot of stuff happening down in the low end.

Id say +/- 6db at 1/24 is pretty good. 3db better.

+/- 6db at 1/3 octave however, is likely to be glossing over peaks and dips that could be +/- 10db plus.

Either way, a waterfall graph is ultimately better to get a real handle on whats happening.
Old 24th September 2018
V2108 are some of my favorite speakers. There is simply no way in hell I would choose the S8R over them
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