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Should I ditch these sweet in-wall speakers for "studio monitors"?
Old 15th December 2010
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Should I ditch these sweet in-wall speakers for "studio monitors"?

Here is my setup - I had a TV here using these built-into-wall speakers that were part of my fathers home-theatre system. I've been using them, they're nice, I guess - I honestly cant really tell a difference, but to be honest, I haven't compared them A/B - just curious if good mix translation tends to come from monitors designed for studio use, or if a speaker is a speaker..

I know one disadvantage to these is that I cant angle or move them, so, given my mixing position, they are a little wider than an equilateral triangle.

Or, option three - get rid of both and get a studio monitor with 8" drivers (or maybe forget about stereo and just get one avantone - mixcube...!!!)
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Old 19th December 2010
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Any suggestions? heh
Old 19th December 2010
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unless you're a dwarf, i'd say they are a little on the low side.
Also unless they were designed to be flush mounted (which some speakers are)
you will not have the correct response from them.
final point is that they are most probably coupling with the wall, which leads to misleading resonances
Old 19th December 2010
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Adding to what he said....

Home theater type speakers are not built to withstand the abuse that uncompressed signals put on them.

For instance, its very common when mixing to solo the srumd and bass, sometimes quite loud, to get the right bottom end for pop music. The cones seem to jump out of the baskets, if you can see them. A home speaker will not last very long as it is not meant for this use. The drivers themselves usually have stamped metal baskets instead of cast baskets, which are far more rigid to accept studio punishment.

So, if you decide to keep using them or Dad might be in your face after you blow them.
Old 19th December 2010
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its go with active monitors, then you'll be able to make them higher and get them at the right angle
Old 19th December 2010
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Plus the nice reflection on the left side from the fireplace isn't going to help either.
Old 22nd December 2010
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Thanks everyone, this is just the sort of painful, but helpful reality-check I needed to hear =)

Guess I'll be patching up this wall in a few days.
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