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Unity boulder benefits over rocks ? Studio Monitors
Old 28th June 2012
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Unity boulder benefits over rocks ?

Hi guys .... Some advice/opinions ..... I have some unity rocks monitors just upgraded to mk2 .... I ve seen the boulders and they look and sound impressive.... I work from home in a purpose built garage.... Would you sell rocks for boulders or keep the rocks and possibly buy some focal twins to pair with them.... I like twins but find them more hi fi than unity.....
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Old 28th June 2012
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I'd go with the Boulders... I love mixing on the Rocks [they make me work REALLY hard and the resulting product reflects that hard work]... and while we have a set of Twin 6's at the studio here [the house engineer uses them] I only use them for "secondary reference".

I can hardly wait to get a set of Boulders in here as they sound very much like the Rocks... but with like an extra octave - octave and a half on the bottom.

The Twin 6's are lovely speakers... in fact, I'm thinking of getting some for the house because they are so lovely sounding. In my control room I want monitors that are clear, detailed, and tell me how bad my work is sucking at every given moment. The Twin 6's tell me I'm a genius [which is good for the ego... but not as good for the resulting product I'm mixing].

FWIW, I love tracking with the Twin 6's as they tell me what I need to know and help me make critical decisions during tracking quickly [more so than the Rocks]... but in mixing, they're not quite as revealing for the way I work as the Rocks are... I do like the extra bottom I get from the Twins, which is why I'm jonesing for the Boulders... so I can get that extra low end information from monitors that behave like the Rocks.

I hope this is of some assistance.

Peace
Old 28th June 2012
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Cheers mate I totally understand where your coming from ......
Old 28th June 2012
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I'I can hardly wait to get a set of Boulders in here as they sound very much like the Rocks... but with like an extra octave - octave and a half on the bottom.
I'm really intrigued by these speakers.. I haven't heard them yet.

I'm using S3As with a sub, don't like them as much without one. It's that bottom octave..

Fletcher, would you say I could probably ditch the sub if I had the Boulders? Do they really hit that bottom in a substantive way?
Old 29th June 2012
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I've only heard the Boulders at a trade show... they sounded similar to the Rocks with lower extension... while I've mixed on the Rocks and liked them, I have yet to mix on the Boulders so I really can't answer that question in what I feel would be close to an intelligent manner.

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Old 29th June 2012
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Fair enough.. Maybe I'll get a chance to demo a pair someday.
Old 29th June 2012
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I've only heard the Boulders at a trade show... they sounded similar to the Rocks with lower extension... while I've mixed on the Rocks and liked them, I have yet to mix on the Boulders so I really can't answer that question in what I feel would be close to an intelligent manner.

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Well I can solve that problem, The Boulders are currently on their way to you at Sound Pure for a proper test Fletcher!
Old 29th June 2012
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I'm really intrigued by these speakers.. I haven't heard them yet.

I'm using S3As with a sub, don't like them as much without one. It's that bottom octave..

Fletcher, would you say I could probably ditch the sub if I had the Boulders? Do they really hit that bottom in a substantive way?
Along with the Boulders, you should demo the S3X, quite a few users went from S3A etc. :
ADAM New SX Series

And PSI: Visit at PSI audio
Old 20th July 2012
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Great in depth review on the Boulders in Aug 2012 SOS. They seem to really be the bomb, especially with being an enclosed monitor.
Old 16th November 2012
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My Boulders are on their way. Can't wait to get stuck into some mixes and hearing the old ones
Old 17th November 2012
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My Boulders are on their way. Can't wait to get stuck into some mixes and hearing the old ones
I took delivery on a pair of Boulders last month. Welcome to the world of a lot of information. For me the tightness and the detail in the low end, and their amazing definition has taken a lot of the second guessing out of the game for me. I just trust them. These and a pair of Aurotones are a perfect pair.

When I first got them I decided to try a mix with them completely trusting what I hear. Took it to the car, took it to the iPod, took it to the stereo and the translation was excellent. I was sold.

Boulders really reveal compression and limiting and the artifacts of it. It is so much easier getting comp/limiting right now. I find I can really hear what it is doing now.

They do take a bit to open up, so burn them in. Mine just keep getting better and better.

Congratulations on the purchase. Make sure you have nice and sturdy stands for them. I purchased the Sound Anchors and am happy with them.
Old 22nd November 2012
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Thanks for the feedback and info re stands. I spent a few hours burning the Boulders in this evening and listening back to a few mixes I thought I knew well. I heard a great deal of detail that I had never heard before - this is really just a first glance at the moment. I know what you mean by compression as well. I did notice a very minor operating hum on them. Only audible when it's silent but my Questeds had a similar hum as well.
Old 2nd December 2012
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I took delivery on a pair of Boulders last month. Welcome to the world of a lot of information. For me the tightness and the detail in the low end, and their amazing definition has taken a lot of the second guessing out of the game for me. I just trust them. These and a pair of Aurotones are a perfect pair.

When I first got them I decided to try a mix with them completely trusting what I hear. Took it to the car, took it to the iPod, took it to the stereo and the translation was excellent. I was sold.

Boulders really reveal compression and limiting and the artifacts of it. It is so much easier getting comp/limiting right now. I find I can really hear what it is doing now.

They do take a bit to open up, so burn them in. Mine just keep getting better and better.

Congratulations on the purchase. Make sure you have nice and sturdy stands for them. I purchased the Sound Anchors and am happy with them.

Thanks for your post.

Any comparison with PSI guys?
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