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Old 28th September 2006, 04:46 AM   #1
Phlim is offline Phlim  Canada
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Default Recommendations for an accurate, detailed, monitor design

Hi,

I've been looking to build some speakers for music production, and i'm not quite sure what design to build. I want something that is quite accurate, detailed, etc. I was gonna just scrap the idea and get some behringer truth monitors. They are priced well and I've heard good things about them. Before I go that route though, are there any designs out that any of you believe would outperform those? I was thinking too of getting an amp from 41hz. I wanted to mate them to a push-pull sealed sub as well. I wanted to use two TANG BAND W8-1363SA, or just splurge on a 10" Tcsounds LMS-4000, if anyone seems to think this would be more worthwhile. If anyone could steer me in the right direction, that would be great.
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Old 28th September 2006, 05:17 AM   #2
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The only thing I can say is when i look at some of Zaph's and Troels's designs I just drool. Especialy some of Troels, artwork.

They both have some very nice bookshelf monitors you could build for a reasonable price.
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Old 28th September 2006, 05:19 AM   #3
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A better way of picking the equipment is to ask yourself what you want to do.Like speakers,Quote"accurate.detail,etc."Who are you producing music for?Yourself,commercial for non audiophiles or hifi/audiophile people.

Seems like the behringer with active (bulit in amp) is good for mass/common "hifi"only.Amps in speaker boxes you cant be serious but then if you know what to listen for and also have a true blue hifi set to compare,it would give you a mix that is a compromise between the two.
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Old 28th September 2006, 05:35 AM   #4
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What exactly is it that make speakers "monitors"?

Is there some feature that makes a speaker a monitor that would cause someone to choose it over a better sounding design that was not a "monitor"?
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Old 28th September 2006, 06:05 AM   #5
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Hi Pteiter,

A monitor is recording or sound studio jargon to mean a pair of "accurate,wide bandwidth and high sound pressure output speakers that can faithfully reproduce the fortissimo or crescendo of a piece of orchestral work.In layman's term, the loudest sound a full orchestra can make.

In this instance it means a pair of bookshelfs that sit on a recording enggineer's mixing console for his convenience and simulating a common household setup.

edit--Some speaker manufacturers use this term for marketing to imply their's are as good as studio monitors or are suitable as such.
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Old 28th September 2006, 06:25 AM   #6
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preiter:
A monitor speaker is basically an uncolored, accurate, detailed, flat response, speaker system. Usually for nearfield work.

singa:
Umm...? I dunno why you assumed the amp was gonna be inside the speaker.
I wanted a low cost low distortion unit.

I'm basically after a high grade system without spending the thousands upon thousands for studio reference monitors. I was into speaker design in the past, and have been following this forum and others for quite some time recently. Also checking out numerous designs (Zaph, Humble.. etc). I've decided against designing my own as opposed to building a design from someone who's tested/listened. What i'm interested in is a design which could be used as a reference monitor, cause some of the designs i've seen look very promising, and a much cheaper solution.
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Old 28th September 2006, 06:36 AM   #7
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Default Re: Recommendations for an accurate, detailed, monitor design

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Hi,

I've been looking to build some speakers for music production, and i'm not quite sure what design to build. I want something that is quite accurate, detailed, etc. I was gonna just scrap the idea and get some behringer truth monitors. They are priced well and I've heard good things about them. Before I go that route though, are there any designs out that any of you believe would outperform those? I was thinking too of getting an amp from 41hz. I wanted to mate them to a push-pull sealed sub as well. I wanted to use two TANG BAND W8-1363SA, or just splurge on a 10" Tcsounds LMS-4000, if anyone seems to think this would be more worthwhile. If anyone could steer me in the right direction, that would be great.
thx

Go build Jim Griffin's Jordan JX92/AC G2Si monitors and you won't regret them. I've built a pair, and have performed a shootout with an LS3/5a which the latter was out classed in all regions of bass power and treble finess. LS3/5a has got a kind of thick mid range which makes vocal very clear but slightly 2D; OTOH JX92/AC monitor sounds softer in the mids, but makes up for a completely 3D experience.


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Old 28th September 2006, 07:38 AM   #8
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I was planning to use Zaph's L18 design as nearfield monitors.

This can be done, but you'll need the lowered BSC crossover.

Most web designs are meant for hifi use. Whether they are suited for nearfield use or not is your call.
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