Sitting here thinking some about upgrading my speakers, need to ventilate a thought.
I’ve just heard Dynaudio BM6 and … I mean, what the F have I been doing here all this time with these crappy speakers. The thing I’m thinking about is whether to get larger speakers, or to save my money and go with the relatively small speakers that BM6 are.
In town there is a pretty good studio, where I’ve been doing some stuff. They’re using Westlake BBSM-10 monitors. The thing with those is they go low, really low. I brought a mockup there once and stood a bit back and listened, and I was surprised: a concert bass drum stroke pretty much blew my hair back out of those monitors. But at my place it sounded pretty fine – through my B&W 603s. What was so loud was freqs well below 100 hz, like 40-50 or something there. Above 100 Hz the drum’s freqs was quite alright.
Ever since, I’ve been very keen on the idea of large speakers, to be able to hear if something is really out of balance deep down there; something I obviously have trouble hearing without big boomers. However, I’m no sound engineer and since I need direct access to my stuff this will never be a recording studio; this is a demo/mockup/scoring workplace.
Another ugly fact is that the wall is about 3,5 m (10,7 ft) behind my sitting position - a fact that cannot (will not) be easily changed. That means no slower cycles than about 100 Hz will develop fully in that space anyway and I won't be able to hear all the way down in full amplitude.
So, question is, is there a point for a man – who is working in such a presumptuously stupid place - to get bigger speakers? Will I be able to use them to hear those thumbs low down there in this small space, or am I just wasting my money and will do fine with a couple of BM6, or the likes?
What would you say?