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Adams A7: any bad reviews? (Dynaudio BM15p & Event ASP8) Studio Monitors
Old 2nd September 2007
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Adams A7: any bad reviews? (Dynaudio BM15p & Event ASP8)

I'm a student composer looking upgrade my monitor situation. Through some friends I'm might be able to grab used Dynaudio BM15 passive (which I plan on teaming with a Halfer P3000 amp) or some lightly used Event ASP8's. However, I've read on these forums that each of these systems have had some bad reviews about mixes translating / problems with low mid clarity. However, I have yet to see ANY bad reviews of the Adam A7's, and thus I'm wondering if I should just save up and buy a new pair of Adam A7's? (will cost about $300 more than the used systems)

I also find it a bit odd to see Event ASP8's being sold on ebay every week (but they are selling at least). I have only seen used Dynaudios once, so perhaps people seem to like these more and don't want to sell?

Any advice?
Old 2nd September 2007
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i have both adam a-7's and
dynaudio bm-15p paired with bryston 4b
i prefer the dynaudio/bryston combo
TEHO
Old 2nd September 2007
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wow, very interesting. How do you find the high end transfers? (the BM15's "only" go to 20kHz while the adam A7's go past our hearing to 35kHz). Thanks again for your reply!
Old 2nd September 2007
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maybe my dog could answer better than i can
as far as translation goes dyna's work well for me
Old 2nd September 2007
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A7's paired with the Sub 8 are incredibly accurate and translate extremely well. I don't think anything beats that set up IMHO.
Old 3rd September 2007
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Originally Posted by bcgood View Post
A7's paired with the Sub 8 are incredibly accurate and translate extremely well. I don't think anything beats that set up IMHO.

I agree , A7+Sub8 is much different than A7 only.
The Image and Clarity are much better.
Old 3rd September 2007
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The Sub makes sense to me- alone they sound impressive at first but I found the lows to be forced and blurred on the A7- I demoed them with S3a and ns10m as comparison... I didnt place any order although the S3a were very nice but I didnt see much point next to the ns10m in that particular room.
I am guessing that the sub is crossed in quite high to do away with the spongy lows in the A7?
The mid and high detail was outstanding for the price IMO.
Old 4th September 2007
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we have the a7s and a tannoy ts10, love em.
the tannoy is great bang for the buck, imo.
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