Dynaudio BM5a vs. ADAM A3X (I've already searched :) )
Hi. I'm trying to decide between the BM5s and A3Xs and finally heard them side by side last night. I know that the BM5s have a larger LF unit and will go lower than the A3Xs, but my feeling was that extra bottom was just not very tight. Seemed like it was artificially hyped. I actually thought the A3X was a more balanced speaker. Do others agree with my assessment or could it just have been the listening room? I would probably be using these mostly when doing acoustical type material.
BTW, another possible contender would be the Tannoy Reveal 601a, but I don't have any way to hear them.
Jeff, no matter what other folks tell you about the speakers you are going to have to take them home and live with them. Choose the ones which sound the best to you. It is kind of like picking a wife. Regardless of what others say, you are going to have to live with her, so you decide.
Thanks, boojum. Yes, I'm aware of that, but thought that maybe people were finding that no matter what room the BM5s were in they sounded hyped in the bottom end. Oh, well, I ended up splitting the difference and bought a pair of ADAM A5X instead of the A3X. I guess I'll find out soon enough how they sound when they get here.
I find the two brands on the very opposite sides,
I love Adam (have two pairs) and never liked/found
myself comfortable mixing on Dynaudio.
But there's probably nothing as personal as monitors
to each his own, all that matters is if your mixes translate
well, but nobody but you can tell