Bookshelf speakers that double as studio monitors?
Jun 25, 2015 at 12:21 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

jkim4007

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Hey everyone, I'm in search of a pair of bookshelf speakers (for primarily vinyl listening) that will double as studio monitors for recording/mixing music. I currently have a pair of Wharfedale Evo2-8's, but while they sound great I don't think they're neutral enough to do the trick.
 
My turntable is a Denon DP-300F and my amp is a Music Hall A15.3. Is there a speaker that will pair well with these that are also accurate/neutral enough on their own for production purposes? My budget is <$500.
 
They would be for use in a fairly small untreated bedroom. I listen to indie rock, folk, dream pop, and occasionally some punk/hardcore. The stuff I'll be recording will probably be guitar/vocals-centered.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Jun 26, 2015 at 2:11 AM Post #2 of 4

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This is an interesting read about passive hifi speakers vs. monitors:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Jun02/articles/monitors.asp

So you'll have to look for speakers that have had anechoic frequency response measurements. So, for example, Stereophile measured the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1s. You'll see why they have a reputation for being warmer speakers with that upper midbass bump: http://www.stereophile.com/content/wharfedale-diamond-101-loudspeaker-measurements.

Here are my speakers, Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SEs, which measure fairly linear down to about 80hz: http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/cmt340m/cmt340mmeas.html. Now, if you want to get good lower bass extension, you would need a sub.
 

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