OT: Active midfield monitors for surround
I am considering buying a set of cheap(er) active monitors for surround purposes, so that I will get front L+R, back L+R and possibly a subwoofer. a 4.1 setup I guess. I will use this for music only and am prolly not gonna use if for any real projects for a long time, but I wouldn\'t mind fooling around a bit with this and be prepared.
Two questions: Do I really need a center monitor for music surround purposes? I asked a sound designer and he says I prolly don\'t.
Next: What monitors to get. The back L+R monitors will be hanging on a wall about 14 feet behind me - close to the ceiling, hopefully pointing downwards... My front monitors (Mackie HR824\'s) are 2-3 feet from me typically. So I figure I would need some \"midfield\" monitors instead of nearfield. Anyone who can recommend some cheap active monitors for that purpose? I am looking into the new Tapco/Mackie\'s coming out soon, Genelec 1029a or M-Audio Studiophile BX5.