3 Tips for Chossing Monitor Speakers [bobby owsinski]

Posted: March 23, 2010 in Audio Gear
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It’s surprising that so many monitors are chosen on the words of a review or word of mouth, since they’re such a personal item. Here are some things to think about before you purchase a monitor.
1) Don’t choose a monitor because someone else is using them. Monitors are a lot like guitars. Just because Jimmy Page plays a Les Paul doesn’t mean that it’s right for you. It might be too heavy for your frame, the neck might be too wide, and the sound might not be a good match for the type of music you’re playing. Same with a monitor. Just because your favorite mixer uses a set of Genelec 1032A’s, it doesn’t mean that they’ll be right for you too. You may hear differently, your hearing experience is different, the match with your room might not work, the match with the type of music you work on might not be ideal, and if they’re unpowered, you may not have the same amp to drive them with so they’ll sound different as a result. [read]

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