New Monitors....Holy Crap!
Well...the time came this week where I had to replace and upgrade my studio monitors. I have been using Event 20/20bas monitors for the last 3 years or so and I have been pretty happy with them until recently. I think one is going out on me (...albeit intermittently...with some static in the tweeter). Even though it is probably on warrenty, I am going to get it fixed and sell them on ebay or something. I just can't be without a monitor for a while and I have an important project coming up at the end of next month. So...I went ahead and got my "dream monitors".....in my budget range anyway.
I took the plunge and bought the BLUE SKY "System ONE" 2.1 monitor system.
HOLY CRAP! I AB'd them at RSPE in Universal City and they were instantly the ones for me. But, when I got them home and hooked them up.....HOOOOLYYYYYY CRAPPPPPPP!
I love these. The detail is amazing. Of course, most anything would have been an upgrade to the Events. I considered the Mackie 824s for a small amount of time...and even the ADAMs...but to me, the BLUE SKYs just had a smoother response across the sonic spectrum. I ended up speaking with another purchaser in the lobby as I was waiting for my appointment...and he had also got the same system. He said he had mixed on them before and said your ears just don't get tired with the BLUE SKYs.
I guess Skywalker Ranch was on to something when they replaced most all of their monitor stations with these. Now I have to resist wasting time going back to all of my mixes over the last couple years and redoing them on these monitors. That would take a lot of time away from being productive on new things. Yikes!
You have to check them out if you are at all considering a change in your monitors. They have a couple cheaper systems more in a mid budget range, and don't let their size fool you. Easily upgradable to their 5.1 system (which was another factor in selecting these for me). I highly recommend the Blue Sky System One monitors.