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elwoodblues1969
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« on: May 17, 2011, 09:39:48 PM »

Perhaps the most immaculately crafted 6" studio monitors ever created,with a usable frequency response of 33Hz-25kHz...a very tasty product,provided that you have $10,000 burning a hole in your pocket!  Shocked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v--tzRhDX28&playnext=1&list=PL52A81DF1DC48B252

http://www.pmc-speakers.com/product.php?mode=view&pid=41



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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 06:02:49 AM »

A fascinating article on PMC's earlier model,the AML1;

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep01/articles/pmcaml1.asp

Also,some equally fascinating YouTube vids on PMC products;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=683FoCDilOE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGYM8TqVWtg&NR=1

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 02:22:01 PM »

Nice, but it's funny how they keep going on about 'usable' range instead of just quoting exact figures like for example -3dB at 33 Hz which is much more usable Smiley. Anyway, I'd always recommend getting a cheaper model and investing in acoustic treatment before investing in such a thing as the added bass will probably only result in a muddier sound in most normal rooms. Still, having said that, it's a beautiful monitor!
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 04:30:43 PM »

Well...of course acoustical treatment is necessary in any situation-that should go without saying,but personally,I feel that using small,entry level monitors such as the Rokit 5's as your main monitors for critical listening,is-shall we say,less than ideal.

There is of course,the virtue of knowing your monitors very well & achieving good results in that way and since the bulk of your recording is working with VST's,such monitors get the job done.

However though,what about working with certain genres that requires you to be able to hear frequencies well below 50Hz?Also,what about having the ability to effectively remove certain sonic anomalies in live recordings?

Granted,specialty monitors such as the PMC's are a great deal over the top for our purposes,but no one on this forum(apart from myself),take monitors all that seriously.
Just about everyone here is fanatical about their gear...guitars,effects pedals,VST's,microphones,various computer programs etc. and what I don't understand,is why have all of that fidelity and not have monitors of ample quality,to actually hear all of the said fidelity??

A pair of well engineered,full range monitors(or a reasonable facsimile thereof),will meet all of the requirements & have you covered in just about any application and make it far easier to render an accurate mix.

Some of the people on this forum(past & present),have had and do have,a 50/50 chance of rendering a well balanced mix-largely due in part,to using monitors that I would not even consider using for general listening purposes.

Make no mistake,acquiring the best possible monitors that one can afford,is equally critical to using acoustical treatment,if one expects to achieve consistently accurate recordings,each & every time,with minmal effort.

We live in a very exciting time currently,as we have been afforded a wide array of choices in monitors at reasonable prices,due to the advances in technology.
This being said,there's no excuse for using a pair of monitors that are the equivalent of a bookshelf stereo that you would find in a Wal-Mart store.
Since I have multiple workstation configurations,I use multiple sets of monitors and I do use the Rokit G2 RP6's for one of my secondary set ups,as I find that the 6" size,has the right balance of bass performance for my 13' X 11' bedroom.

While I do find that my Rokit 6's translate recordings well to my main PC workstation,I would never use these monitors for mastering.Instead,I use my Adam A7's and for the $1,000 I paid for them,I have never heard a more accurate pair of monitors for the money,nor would I ever use anything less for mastering again,in the future.


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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 05:06:38 PM »

A very good argument for getting good quality monitors, which I whole heartedly support. It's indeed amazing when people do invest tons of money in an instrument only to listen to it on low quality speakers.

My argument was more against the - as you call it - over the top-ness of these monitors for the avarage user, and I wanted to emphasize as well that even if you have good monitors, you really ought to take a look at the room you're listening in (tbh. that's still a project for me as well, but I have so much crap lying around that standing waves don't get a chance... Cheesy ).

There are several other issues here as well. The size of the room comes into play, the style of music - as you rightly mention some styles have a bigger emphasis on the bass frequencies than others - and the instruments you're using.

Oh - and I do love my Rokit 5's... Wink
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