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post #11 of 15
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So your budget is just for speakers + headphones or does this include all your recording gear? Because you say "entire setup."
It is for the entire setup, but remember we will probably be buying second-hand stuff, so don't be afraid to stretch it to 15k or something. I cringe when I state our budget, because we would not want you to not list "the absolute best thing" just because it's 1-2 grand more, you know?
Edited by todo - 5/26/11 at 4:13pm
post #12 of 15
Check out Harmony Central recording forums. If you want to get serious gear, they will give you some suggestions on good mixing boards and monitors and other equipment that you would need. The forums used to be huge about 10 years ago, but I think they have since calmed down. It may take awhile to get a good response. I'm not sure how many people are around anymore, since I haven't visited in awhile.

If I were to choose some studio monitors, I would look at Harbeth. They are not powered so you will need to find a transparent sounding solid state amp, but all Harbeth speakers are the most "musical" speaker I have ever heard. The PS3ER is a tiny monitor at $2K, but the sound is phenomenal. I think it would make an awesome studio monitor. If you can find some, the Monitor 30 is also an incredible speaker, as well as the SHL5. Again, these are not powered so you would need to find a very transparent and uncolored solid state amp.
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Check out Harmony Central recording forums. If you want to get serious gear, they will give you some suggestions on good mixing boards and monitors and other equipment that you would need. The forums used to be huge about 10 years ago, but I think they have since calmed down. It may take awhile to get a good response. I'm not sure how many people are around anymore, since I haven't visited in awhile.

If I were to choose some studio monitors, I would look at Harbeth. They are not powered so you will need to find a transparent sounding solid state amp, but all Harbeth speakers are the most "musical" speaker I have ever heard. The PS3ER is a tiny monitor at $2K, but the sound is phenomenal. I think it would make an awesome studio monitor. If you can find some, the Monitor 30 is also an incredible speaker, as well as the SHL5. Again, these are not powered so you would need to find a very transparent and uncolored solid state amp.
These harbeth speakers look real interesting and suited to our needs. However, if you could pinpoint why you chose these 3 models over others, we would appreciate it. We have not got a chance to read every other model in detail yet. What is the price-range for the other two mentioned?


EDIT: I live in USA and away from the city listed on the website, but it does mention it has dealers all over the US. How would I find them?
Edited by todo - 5/27/11 at 2:57pm
post #14 of 15
There are dealers in the US. I deal with this dealer in Detroit, MI Keep in mind these speakers will require a hifi amplifier as well as analog source, DAC, CD player, etc.. If you pair them with low quality front-end equipment they will not sound as good as they're able.

If you're in the Detroit, MI area, he has most of Harbeth's line available for you to listen to. I have heard everything currently available from Harbeth, that is why I've chosen them as my favorite speaker. The Monitor 40 is hands down the best and most amazing speaker I have heard.

The Harbeth HL5 goes for $5500 for a pair and the Monitor 30 should go for $5800, if you can find them. The HL5 is pretty hard to find right now according to my dealer. The P3ESR mini-monitor is $2000. They are phenomenal.

The P3ESR being so small has more mid-range presence than you would imagine. The high-frequency response is unmatched and the richness and transparency of the speaker is amazing. You will not find a better sounding mini-monitor speaker. They pack a huge punch for their size.

The Monitor 30 and HL5 are much the same, but adding a bit more low-range capability and mid-range fullness.

The Monitor 40 takes everything the others do best and outshines it in every way possible. The 10" woofer gives it a complete frequency range that is ultra detailed and when equipped with the right amplifier is very tight and responsive. They are far beyond your budget, but if you can ever check some out I really encourage you to do so. They will blow you away.
Edited by Greg121986 - 5/27/11 at 6:43pm
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