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post #91 of 286

 Here is a review of the smaller ADAM monitors from a hi-fi rather than pro-audio source.

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/adam-professional-audio-a3x

 

Enjoy.

post #92 of 286

I do recommend studio monitors too that I even have a 5.1 setup with 4 Bx5a Deluxe, 1 Genelec 8030a, and a 10" Klipsch sub hooking up to a receiver.  

But still, I often dream of having just a pair of passive speaker setup as my ultimate, the ones I spend $$$ just to visit and hug all night back in the days.  The Funktion One. 

post #93 of 286
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Originally Posted by Mohjong View Post
 

I do recommend studio monitors too that I even have a 5.1 setup with 4 Bx5a Deluxe, 1 Genelec 8030a, and a 10" Klipsch sub hooking up to a receiver.  

But still, I often dream of having just a pair of passive speaker setup as my ultimate, the ones I spend $$$ just to visit and hug all night back in the days.  The Funktion One. 


must be a small room  if you are using such beamy speakers as a HT setup.   but i bet it sounds delicious when you find the sweet spot.

post #94 of 286
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Originally Posted by Mohjong View Post

I do recommend studio monitors too that I even have a 5.1 setup with 4 Bx5a Deluxe, 1 Genelec 8030a, and a 10" Klipsch sub hooking up to a receiver.  
But still, I often dream of having just a pair of passive speaker setup as my ultimate, the ones I spend $$$ just to visit and hug all night back in the days.  The Funktion One. 

What are you the Genelec for? The center channel? Normally it's best to have your front three speakers timbre match for the best front soundstage. That generally involves buying the same brand, and often even the same model series.
post #95 of 286

It's kind of sad but yes, such setup is in a room within the trailer home.  That's also the reason why I must use near field monitors since I can't play music loud within the community.

 

I've planned to build the front/center speakers for my home theatre setup with 3 MK sound MPS-1611p cabinets and finding drivers (1" tweeter and 6.5" woofer at 8 ohm) for them.  But the plan never worked out on finding the matching drivers part, so I'm currently using the 8030a as primary.

 

Originally I had a crazier setup for the center HT channel, a single hypersonic H450.

post #96 of 286
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Originally Posted by Mohjong View Post
 

It's kind of sad but yes, such setup is in a room within the trailer home.  That's also the reason why I must use near field monitors since I can't play music loud within the community.

 

I've planned to build the front/center speakers for my home theatre setup with 3 MK sound MPS-1611p cabinets and finding drivers (1" tweeter and 6.5" woofer at 8 ohm) for them.  But the plan never worked out on finding the matching drivers part, so I'm currently using the 8030a as primary.

 

Originally I had a crazier setup for the center HT channel, a single hypersonic H450.

maybe you should improve your living situation first ;)

post #97 of 286

Hmm the review for Adam A3x was pretty clarifying. I think I'll get those and use the leftover money for a good dac unit. What dac's do you recommend in the $300-$600 region?

post #98 of 286
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Originally Posted by L0SLobos View Post
 

Hmm the review for Adam A3x was pretty clarifying. I think I'll get those and use the leftover money for a good dac unit. What dac's do you recommend in the $300-$600 region?


moded out  schiit bitfrost?

post #99 of 286
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Originally Posted by Mohjong View Post

It's kind of sad but yes, such setup is in a room within the trailer home.  That's also the reason why I must use near field monitors since I can't play music loud within the community.

I've planned to build the front/center speakers for my home theatre setup with 3 MK sound MPS-1611p cabinets and finding drivers (1" tweeter and 6.5" woofer at 8 ohm) for them.  But the plan never worked out on finding the matching drivers part, so I'm currently using the 8030a as primary.

Originally I had a crazier setup for the center HT channel, a single hypersonic H450.

That's no fun having to keep the volume down frown.gif

Yeah I understand about finding drivers. Most people don't realize that the tweeter, driver, and crossover have to all match and be correct for the enclosure size. Can't just stick any driver and tweeter inside even if they do fit. It can sound horrible.

If you could ever replace your left and right in the front with a pair of Genelec 8030Bs (since they don't make the 8030A any more), I bet that would sound great. smily_headphones1.gif
post #100 of 286
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Originally Posted by L0SLobos View Post

Hmm the review for Adam A3x was pretty clarifying. I think I'll get those and use the leftover money for a good dac unit. What dac's do you recommend in the $300-$600 region?

Do you need a way to plug in headphones, too?
post #101 of 286
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Originally Posted by L0SLobos View Post

Hmm the review for Adam A3x was pretty clarifying. I think I'll get those and use the leftover money for a good dac unit. What dac's do you recommend in the $300-$600 region?

One other thought: Is bass important to you? If so, you might grab a Schiit Modi for a DAC, then get an SVS SB-1000 or SVS PB-1000 for a sub. One of those would give you some pretty awesome sounding midbass and deeper bass extension than the Adam 3X. IMO, way more of an SQ upgrade than spending more on the DAC.
post #102 of 286
Thread Starter 

i have been looking at the presonus audiobox. would that be good to control the new monitors as opposed to a internal card?

post #103 of 286
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Originally Posted by romeozdistress View Post

i have been looking at the presonus audiobox. would that be good to control the new monitors as opposed to a internal card?

I can't remember if you ended up the JBLs or not. That DAC has balanced outputs, which might or might not make an SQ difference in your setup.

If you want to explore different external DAC options, you might want to look in Head-Fi's Dedicated Source Components forum and post there since there are a lot of people into DACs who won't read this section of the website.
post #104 of 286
Thread Starter 

havent got anything yet. i have narrowed it down between the jbls and mackies.

post #105 of 286

it looks like the bandwidth on the jbl's is superior (given there are no tolerances stated for either)

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