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Old 24th January 2020
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Revealing speakers - startling

So I got some new speakers for my home system (Spendor A1) and they are supplemented with a sub. Over the last few months I have been noticing that certain recordings sounds REAL bad on them. But also that certain recordings sounds real good on them.... wait a minute... how could this be when everything sounds good on my Neumann KH120's???

Well now I know what is meant by truly revealing monitors. I can even tell on the same CD when they used a different studio to record different cuts without listening carefully - it is just that dramatic.

I am unsure if some of the things I hear are choices made by mix engineers or if they were unaware of the glaring flies in the ointment because their room just didn't reflect them.
I know one thing - they do NOT forgive.