Dynaudio Monitors

Souled Out

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Getting ready to pull the string on a series of monitors for tracking and mixing. Kinda sold on these from TC Electronics. Active studio montors BM5A, BM6A and BM15A's. Using the 6's for mixing and 15 and 5's for tracking. Trying to get a surround thing for tracking. Probably a little over kill. Thinking of a Mackie Sub to try and keep costs down. About $500.00 diff in price for the sub from TC. Figured I check with the pros for some feedback. Kinda pricey, so any advice would help.
 

loudboy

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We've had the BM15As for about 4 years and I REALLY like them. For me, I prefer them over Genelecs, Mackies, pretty much anything.

No need for a sub, but you need a decent sized room to let them unwind - they're more midfield than nearfield, IMHO.

We use them for tracking, and in conjunction w/a pair of Radio Shack Minimus 7s for mixing and have no problem w/mixes translating. You could probably get by with something similar and save $. It's all about variety, I'd stay away from 3 monitors of the same brand. Maybe NS-10s, for that "craptastic" sound? <g>

Why on earth would you want to track in surround?

If you're not doing film work, I can't imagine why you'd want to bother w/5.1 mixes. We've NEVER had a client ask for one.

Loudboy
 

LSchefman

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I like the Dynaudios a lot, too. I don't own them, but I mixed on a pair in Holland, and thought they were great. The mixes translated everywhere, no problems.
 

Orren

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I've had the BM6As for about 3 years now, I think they're absolutely excellent. There are better monitors, but it will cost you 3x as much.

Orren
 

Souled Out

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Originally posted by loudboy
We've had the BM15As for about 4 years and I REALLY like them. For me, I prefer them over Genelecs, Mackies, pretty much anything.

No need for a sub, but you need a decent sized room to let them unwind - they're more midfield than nearfield, IMHO.

We use them for tracking, and in conjunction w/a pair of Radio Shack Minimus 7s for mixing and have no problem w/mixes translating. You could probably get by with something similar and save $. It's all about variety, I'd stay away from 3 monitors of the same brand. Maybe NS-10s, for that "craptastic" sound? <g>

Why on earth would you want to track in surround?

If you're not doing film work, I can't imagine why you'd want to bother w/5.1 mixes. We've NEVER had a client ask for one.

Loudboy
Thanks for your reply. I through things off with "surround" term. I just meant having speakers in front and back of me. Panned to the same side and blended to taste. Basically so the sound is not coming from one direction. I did this in my other studio prefered having the option. You really helped me because my room is only 16x12 and I was concerned the 15's may be too much for it.
 




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