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PSI Audio vs Barefoot vs ATC vs K&H Studio Monitors
Old 15th March 2010
PSI Audio vs Barefoot vs ATC vs K&H

Hello everybody,

I am looking for new mixing/mastering monitors in the 6000,-/8000,- Euro pricerange and want to ask for your opinion regarding the PSI A25m, Barefoot MM27, K&H O410 and ATC SCM25A monitors.
Are there for example any reviews about the PSI A25m monitors on the internet?

Many thanks in advance!

Old 15th March 2010
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you can also check out PMC AML1's

I chose these over the ATC's and PSI's
and I would choose ATC over PSI.
Old 15th March 2010
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Zownd-- where did you hear the ATC SCM25As?
Just curious, because they haven't shipped any to the US yet.
Old 15th March 2010
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Originally Posted by ToddP View Post
Zownd-- where did you hear the ATC SCM25As?
Just curious, because they haven't shipped any to the US yet.
sorry, I misread I heard SCM20's (active)

Old 15th March 2010
I can't compare directly between the models that are mentioned, but I worked two weeks in our studio on the PSI A25's and was impressed. They deserve more attention than they generally get. Very precise, fast and tonally correct.

By the way, there are 2 generations of the A25, having different type of low frequency drivers. Personally, I liked the older ones better. Just something to be aware of.
Old 15th March 2010
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ATC scm20asl are frickin' great - minimal low end but more than makes up for it in the midrange and tops - revealing, brutally honest and I wouldn't/ couldn't ask for a better nearfield. ATC are excellent at mix reproduction. Unsure about the 25a's coming up - without the super linear element are we really going to see such a fantastic picture - can't wait to find out. Have the asl 50's here but you didn't mention them.
Old 15th March 2010
thanks for all the replies! But did someone hear the Barefoot MM27 and the PSI A25m??
Old 18th March 2010
Did someone of you hear both the PSI A25m and the Barefoot MM27?
And what about the ATC-SCM25A monitors? Is their midrange driver something special?
Old 18th March 2010
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had the PSI
sold them for barefoot

PSI: great speaker, great definition, great for mastering in a great room

... sold them because for mixing they didn't translate well elsewhere (for me!). Thing that the barefoot does really well (+they DO sound great )

Some friend only swear by the PSI.

Best thing to do is to listen for yourself!

Old 28th June 2010
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I own MM27s and recently heard the ATC SCM25s by chance at Funky Junk in London

They are both superb monitors but with a different aesthetic

My take...

The SCM25s are pristine and diamond like, quite bright but not in an overly hyped way. Very good bass extension for their size as well. V Impressive

The MM27s are muscular but always truthful. They have a velvety sheen but it never gets in the way of letting you know where the issues are. Essential tools

Hope this helps
Old 29th June 2010
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The Gethain Speakers are getting some amazing press, too.

Sound Tools Ltd - ME Geithain Product Index

ME-Geithain | deutsch

ME Geithain monitors

RL-903 is in that range..
Old 29th June 2010
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I´d get a used pair of bigger ATC scm´s .....50/100/150 depending on your room size, acoustic built-out and needs!
Old 28th February 2014
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For the room of 16 m2 that you would prefer Barefoot mm27 gen 2 or PSI A25? ? ? The room is processed by Vicoustic

Old 27th February 2015
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would be interested in this as well

Originally Posted by ANDRTOL View Post
For the room of 16 m2 that you would prefer Barefoot mm27 gen 2 or PSI A25? ? ? The room is processed by Vicoustic

Any feedback on this I would be interested as well. Also compared to the Barefoot MM45 or MM35.

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