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Something with controlled directivity, such as a waveguide loaded speaker. Anything else would be a disaster in those circumstances.
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Can you give me link for such products or software, not really into this stuff sorry.
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Rather than spending $1,500 on monitors you should look into some sort of acoustical treatment since pretty much anything in a 5' x 5' hard-surfaced box is going to sound horrible.

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Yes in closet, now if you got something to add to the discussion, feel free, otherwise just don't post.

Take it easy man, it is a legit concern as you can see from the other posts. In general, it is an extreme waste of money to invest in such good equipment and place them in an environment that ruins the SQ anyway.
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Yea ok, thanks for the suggestions guys!
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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: 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

Wouldn't take Focal monitors. Never heard Adam, but liked Neuman in comparison to KRK's.
"heard" is worst parameter these days, with all the marketing info on internet. Best parameter is blind test.

Most likely room treatment will benefit you more than new monitors.
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It seems like you're not exactly open to criticism of your plan to get monitors but I feel like I should at least try and warn you. I thought I wanted studio monitors too, I tried a ton of them from M-Audio, Mackie, ADAM and they all shared one very annoying trait: laserbeam-like tight dispersion. The M-Audios even had LEDs in pinholes that you could only see if they were pointed exactly at your face, and they needed them because if you moved your head like four inches the sound would noticeably change. They're designed this way for studio use because it minimizes reflections, but even in your tiny room I think you might be very annoyed.

On the other hand, lots of people use these monitors for listening to music and seem happy enough so good luck!

Out of the three you're looking at, I've only heard the A7x so I don't know how the other two stack up to it but the A7x is truly fantastic. Very, very revealing and pretty much uncolored. It sounded a little forward/bright but I didn't listen in my own room so it may have been the room's acoustics.
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Remonster, i already had Adam A3x, i spend most of the time when i'm in my room on my chair, (pc setup) which is directly in front of the speakers, so the setup is good regarding placement, they will be pointed directly in my face, that is not issue.

Thanks for the answer and suggestion, to bad A7x is out of stock, and i can't listen to it! but i can audition KH 120, thanks one more time thumb.gif

Thanks DiNet as well.
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