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Old 19th June 2006, 12:06 AM   #21
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Okay,
I worked in Studios. That's what the reasoning is / was.

Auratones were similar to TV speakers and good for setting levels.

NS-10's were cheap, and with paper towels (or kleenex) used for near field. NS-10M came out with the response corrected for near field work. No wad of paper needed across the tweeter any more.

These were inexpensive speakers, but became a standard. The woofer has a glue joint running radially to the edge (white cone). The point is, the engineer knew what an NS-10 sounded like so he could mix in other places. It's really true.

Studio main monitors were whatever. JBL's were popular and known to be anything but flat. Typically driven by DC300's (and still are at the Metal Works).

So, don't believe the ad copy. Yamaha lucked out and everyone else is confusing the issue trying to get in. But good sounding they weren't.

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Old 19th June 2006, 12:59 AM   #22
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Studio main monitors were whatever. JBL's were popular and known to be anything but flat. Typically driven by DC300's (and still are at the Metal Works).

-Chris
"At The Who's first studio, Ramport (where we recorded Quadrophenia), I used twelve JBL 4350 speakers set up in 6 pairs for a kind of 5.1 sound (long before 5.1 sound was invented). They were devastatingly loud, and great! Playbacks at Ramport were orgasmic."--Pete Townshend

Should somebody be unsure about the JBL model numbers, here's the 4350
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Old 19th June 2006, 01:05 AM   #23
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Hi phn,
I've seen those too. They are not nearfield monitors though!

Those sessions must have been a gas!

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Old 19th June 2006, 06:44 AM   #24
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They were devastatingly loud, and great! Playbacks at Ramport were orgasmic."--Pete Townshend
Isn't Pete Tonshend suffering heavily fom tinnitus nowadays ???

Comparing monitors to HiFi speakers:
I had the opportunity to listen to some great monitors with CDs of mine and I must say that they would make great home speakers as well.

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Old 19th June 2006, 07:32 AM   #25
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Isn't Pete Tonshend suffering heavily fom tinnitus nowadays ???


Yup. and me too.

Worked in recording studios from when I was in highschool... (called the owner every few weeks for a year until he had no resistance). Final mix audits were LOUD.

Luckily still goes away, but not completely. In a dampened room feels like i'm in a jet plane with extra near-ultrasonics... Hearing range is still thankfully normal (actually still quite sharp).

Everybody else seem to have answered the primary question.

Good engineers will actually leave the studio and try the music on car stereos, boom boxes, good home stereos, over the telephone... Also several mixes are made: after the recording, then usually the next day after ears have had a chance to rest. The best is picked of the bunch.

NS-10m are in most commercial studios for nearfield. Auratones seem to come in a good 2nd, but never really get used much.

With all the powered monitors out, things are changing, but mostly for the home studio.... Only a few studios (Hafler TRM), unless for video editing (ease of use).
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Old 19th June 2006, 12:57 PM   #26
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Hi bluesmoke,
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Good engineers will actually leave the studio and try the music on car stereos, boom boxes, good home stereos, over the telephone... Also several mixes are made: after the recording, then usually the next day after ears have had a chance to rest. The best is picked of the bunch.
Yes. Absolutely.

But they do have an idea during the mix.

Don't you love hearing the same rif over and over again?

-Chris
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Old 13th July 2006, 08:04 AM   #27
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hi,

this is my first thread in here. since I was bought one pair very rare NS-2000 already. It will arrive my home next week.
any comment for this speaker??

i hope to collect a studio monitor to test my new ver.3 1541a dac sound quality.

thx

thomas
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Old 15th September 2006, 07:46 AM   #28
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Default Monitors?

Just bought a pair of yamaha Ns-615 B, they are new old ones, never been used. Even had a note still hanging on the back of each, telling what the boxes are made of. Anyway, my first impression was that they were very "bright" and revealing. Compared to my Dali speakers, they are totally different. Fun part is, I could hear sounds and effects on some records, that I havent heard before.
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