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    Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    What's the next step up in powered speakers from the Mackie HRs? By "up" I mean something that, while not super-expensive, is definitely more accurate.

    Thank ye,

    JG

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    Re: Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGrant
    What's the next step up in powered speakers from the Mackie HRs? By "up" I mean something that, while not super-expensive, is definitely more accurate.

    Thank ye,

    JG
    IMHO Dynaudio BM6a.
    Composer, Logic Certified Trainer, Level 2,
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    www.jayasher.com

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    Re: Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    Jay,

    Sorry for resurrecting this old thread, but I'm trying to decide between the Dynaudio BM5A's and the BM6A's. Strangely, it seems that the 6A's have a slightly smaller woofer than the 5A's. Are they sonically similar? Sweetwater is currently running a sale where the 5A's are $1000 and the 6A's are $1700.

    Is the only difference between the two overall power? Thanks!

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    Re: Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    Anybody know?

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    Re: Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman
    Anybody know?
    I own BM5as.
    BM6a and BM5a are sonically really really close.
    Being smaller, The BM5a has a slightly more boomy bass.

    IMHO, decision between the 2 should only be driven by your room size.
    For close up monitoring in a average/small room, BM5a are great. Don't get fooled by a "+700usd should sound better".

    Be carefull, they really need some space behind for the bass to sound right(bass reflex hole in the back).

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    Re: Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    Many thanks; you've just saved me $700.

  7. #7

    Re: Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    Wow.

    You're one patient fellow... Didn't you post your query at, like, Thanksgiving? Are they still on sale?

    DS

    [Edit] I see now. J-rock manrock. We have a pair of the smaller dynaudios at school. very nice indeed. [/Edit]
    Damon Sink
    G5 Dual 2 GHz, P4 3.8GHz, Logic Pro 7, Digital Performer, EWQLSO Platinum Pro XP, VSL, Kontakt2, Finale

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    Re: Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    Quested VS2108

    VERY pleased with these. My humble 2 cents.

    DLR

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    Re: Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    sinkd,
    Didn't you post your query at, like, Thanksgiving? Are they still on sale?
    LOL! A different purchase took precedence. And this sale is better than the old one.

  10. #10

    Re: Monitor Upgrade Suggestions

    For fast and accurate transient response try PMC TB2S-A's.
    The speakers and Flying Mole amps are well matched, and mixes tend to translate very well.

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