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Help me pick best studio monitors ~ 1500$ Neuman KH 120 vs Adam A7x vs Focal CMS 50

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Hi guys, i'm looking to buy one of this speakers, and i got some a bit specific questions about them.

Q: Usage?

A: Music listening, (no production) mostly rock and instrumental music/vocals/blues/new age, i prefer detailed sound and huge soundstage, with decent lows.

Q: Room size?

A: 5x5

Q: DAC/Soundcard?

A: Xonar STX


Q: What part of speakers quality is most important to you?

A: AMPS and build quality, would also like to know, which from this speakers use most quality parts, and the exact models of amps, for example i heard mosfet based amps are the best, and better then PWM/regular amps.


Thanks in advance thumb.gif
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Honestly, if you're not planning on doing any engineering with them, you're better off spending your money on a decent amp and passive speaker combo.

You'll get more quality that way, especially with a pretty hefty budget like that.
    
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Nope, maybe that was true few years ago, but this days in order to get SQ like mid end monitors, you need like 2x more regarding Hi-Fi setup.

On top of that i'm in small room 5x5m so no space for such setup.
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post #6 of 18
With a room that small it is hard to get a big sound stage the sound waves don't have a chance to really "blend" and become seamless. One thing that I would recommend is a full range driver from Mark Audio for instance and put it in one of the Pensil enclosures that you can get teh schematics for free online.

Full range drivers also meet your requirements for what you are looking for. The smaller the full range driver the better the highs and then the larger you go the lows get better and the highs suffer.
post #7 of 18
Is it really 5'x5'? Are you in a closet?
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post #8 of 18
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Yes in closet, now if you got something to add to the discussion, feel free, otherwise just don't post.

@ madbrayniak, thanks for the suggestion!
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post #9 of 18
With all the reflections you'll experience in a space that size, I wouldn't bother with speakers and stick with headphones.
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I already got headphones, and i'm aware about the reflections. But i got the itch to upgrade, now please share some input if you got experience with the models i pointed, thanks!
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