new monitors

Discussion in 'Production' started by boobjunkie, May 12, 2010.

  1. boobjunkie

    boobjunkie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    SW LDN
    just been to pick up a pair of adam audio A7s

    [​IMG]

    what monitors are you guys using?
     
  2. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    5,507
    Likes Received:
    91
    Location:
    northern germany
    alesis m1 mk2 active - and damn fine with them. got a good low end response and pretty nice highs, cant fault them at all.

    edit: after i saw the fotos i can - their only fault is their loudness fader is on the back.
     
  3. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    8,784
    Likes Received:
    1,828
    Location:
    www.easternpromiseaudio.com
    none, mine got robbed. so im at the mercy of my headphones. but im getting new ones, rokit 5 or 8 probably. those dont look very good, how much are they?
     
  4. kama

    kama benkama.net

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,769
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Halfway between the gutter and stars
    I got the alesis boxes as well. I've detected a strange bass behaviour in them, either the ports arent tuned at all that well, or my mixer is at fault. I'd be getting Genelecs with a sub if I had an extra 2000€.
     
  5. thechemist

    thechemist New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    My living room
    HUH? Adam A7s don't look good ? Give me two minutes I'll have a quick heart attack.................................. OK I'm back, they're looking pretty nice to me mate congrats boobjunkie you smug bastard I'm very jealous
     
  6. boobjunkie

    boobjunkie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    SW LDN
    haha cheers, got them second hand for £420, they're in very good nick so i'm pleased
     
  7. co0ke

    co0ke windowlicker

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    5
    none at the moment but in a couple of months im hoping to get a pair of samson r5a's. only thing that concerns me is that they might have a disappointing low end...
     
  8. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,123
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    How can people rob you of monitors? o.o
     
  9. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2003
    Messages:
    4,465
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    between a low hum and a high whine
    rockin the good old alesis. and check how far they've taken me.. :teeth:
     
  10. Nosta

    Nosta Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Devon
    NICE!!! I've heard nothing but good things about ADAM n £420 is a right bargan!
     
  11. kama

    kama benkama.net

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,769
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Halfway between the gutter and stars
    The genelecs are a bit out of my range so once these alesis boxes fail me I've been planning on getting ADAM's as well. Or Dynaudios.
     
  12. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,123
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    I don't even have monitors. But I'll be getting Rokit 5's after my exams and whatnot.
     
  13. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,238
    Likes Received:
    30
    Mackie HR824 MK2s
     
  14. boobjunkie

    boobjunkie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    SW LDN
    very nice
     
  15. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    7,277
    Likes Received:
    213
    Location:
    Hornchurch
    Apparently those Adams A7's are a pig to position and get a sweet spot, you have to work really hard to get it all sitting nice, and then don't touch them! How have you found them?

    ---------- Post added at 23:39 ---------- Previous post was at 23:38 ----------

    On a side note, 'nice monitors' are no crack without some sufficient acoustic treatment. It's like getting a Ferrari and taking it down the local grease monkey to get it serviced. Ya dig.
     
  16. boobjunkie

    boobjunkie Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    SW LDN
    they sound pretty sweet where i'm sitting, i'll play around with their positioning and see if i can get it sounding better
     
  17. Krispy

    Krispy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    751
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
  18. bull3tpr00f

    bull3tpr00f Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    29
  19. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Messages:
    7,012
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
  20. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Bristol
    The adams are nice, we've got a pair in our house. their really fatiguing to work on though, very harsh and VERY revealing. often we find you over work a mix on the adams cos they sound so different to other speakers. the transients are amazing though, such quick response makes spotting compression a breeze. as for what risu was saying the just position them as you would any other speaker, the sweet spots quite easy to hear.

    I use mackie HR624s mk2s and they're great if a little bit hifi. ideally i'd like some focal twin 5be's but i'll have to win the lottery first.
     

Share This Page