Buy Geithain Monitors
Once in a while we all come across a product or brand that has been hidden in plain sight for so long you wonder how you have never come across it. ME Geithain company has been excelling in audio electronics design and manufacture in Geithain, Germany since 1972. Since the early 80s primarily developing and building high class loudspeakers, studio and broadcast monitors. Firm favourites of ours and the choice of many high end listening rooms, studios and broadcast facilities the world over, including the BBC themselves. ME Geithain's ability to do their R&D, component manufacture and loudspeaker construction all on site means their processes, quality control and ability to fine tune each and every model that rolls of the production floor is not only streamlined, but exceptionally well finished and exudes the highest level of quality and attention to detail.
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Not so well known on Australian shores, this unique and truly high end brand has models suiting modest budgets and space restraints, right through to full range, high SPL floor-standing hifi speakers or top end mastering studio main monitors. ME Geithain has finely tuned each model for it's specific duties hence the vast array of options within their range. We have been lucky enough to both visit their factory ourselves to see and hear in detail the virutes of the range and have supplied numerous pairs here to Australian customers with varying uses from compact bookshelf systems, large audiophile setups, nearfield and midfield studio monitoring and main studio monitors.
On a related note, anyone feel I'm off base here by looking at studio monitors? What I want is a very transparent, accurate, but still pleasing sound (which I feel I get from the A7Xs), and I would prefer not to deal with external amplifiers and not pay extra for "hi fi" looks. The goal I have is to get a high quality studio monitor that gives better sound than similarly priced hifi products, but still sounds pleasing.
When I wanted to buy the RL906 used at that time, I found an offer on eBay from a sound engineer who had just bought the Neumann KH 310 [deleted wrong info]. His goal was to finance the monitors by selling the RL906.
Rob: On a related note, anyone feel I'm off base here by looking at studio monitors? What I want is a very transparent, accurate, but still pleasing sound (which I feel I get from the A7Xs), and I would prefer not to deal with external amplifiers and not pay extra for "hi fi" looks. The goal I have is to get a high quality studio monitor that gives better sound than similarly priced hifi products, but still sounds pleasing.
-3 way speaker vs. 2 way (S2V) for only $250 more per speaker - I've wanted to move to a 3-way speaker. -Analog only input with no conversion - Klaus Heinz, originally of Adam Audio, designed many of Adam's best monitors, and started Hedd. He states clearly that a big reason they stayed with an analog design is to avoid having to do reconversion on an analog signal from a high end dac. -Hedd Type 20 gets some pretty strong reviews from multiple users/publications, including some users I talked to
to 3- especially for speakers, you need to listen to them with your own ears and finally in your own room.You also need to rate the context of a review, the one that I saw make me think that this is more the type of workhorse for a studio. Neutral tuned and they said that its more the sound of the 60th with less treble compared to todays monitors for studio so that this guy had to accomodate his way of mixing / mastering to the way this box sounds, so that it brings good results to customer devices
If you connect monitors using AES EBU digital connection - all Digital to Analog conversation happens inside monitors. However, the quality of AES input is critical. That's why I chose quite cheap but good Singxer SU-1 digital USB transport.
The problem in comparing is that Adam S2V monitors need some time to reboot if you make changes thru ADAM S Control software. It takes me about 20-30 seconds to switch between Analog and AES inputs in Adam. Btw, Adam's software is terrible.Because of that 20-30 seconds pause even while listening to the same part in the same song it's very different to hear any differences.I could not notice any differences, and finally, I decided again to use a mic, but the second time I used UMic2 miniDSP USB microphone to record both setups and listen to them with an ability to change between two records immediately.
I use my monitors for music listening and I don't think they sound "monitor" - they sound amazing and "musical". I like the sound of Adam S3V better in the nearfield and JBL 708p better for midfield. But it's in my room, only for my room acoustics. Your room is different and you will hear sound in a different way remember it.
All these fine grained details of such a measuring which you cited, have surely been performed in an optimzed room and might be interesting for review for sound engineers. But even those guys would finally judge monitors by their own ears and also in their environment. Technical data is really not everything.
D/A converter evolve in their performance over year. I would therefore recommend to keep those parts out of the monitors not having to pay for it now and at the end of the day there will be better D/A converters on the market in a couple of years and then you most likely won't use the internal ones anymore.
Most important is to visit different shops with different gear to get an idea, whats available for the money.Don't be shy and cross check with the more and even most expensive monitors to get an idea, what possibleand which direction you want to go and then to look whats affordable and delivers the most bang for the buck for YOU.
At the end it it might come back to the quick formula, that there are better monitors which sound also better compared to not so good monitors even in an untreated room. And they need to please Robs ears.
I understood it this way that Rob should look at the reviews of all the monitors that have been tested to check which are best from technical data and test diagrams. Therefore I said, too many details, better to check with own ears.
It can also become dangerous because digital monitors simply deliver full power at 0dB.You need to be able to turn them down, so that they do not blow your ears at 0dB on your recording interface.This is another advice .. to get a monitor where you can turn down the volume in an analog fashion.
Another advice, especially as you said you PM'd HED owners and they were so satisfied. The general problem is, if you ask owner of monitors, of course they will tell you they like it. Otherwise they wouldn't have bought it.
b) inform yourself whether products deliver real quality based on measurements, perhaps it would be good to really read the Sound & Recording reviews which have been done with care. They interpret the measurement results you can learn something from reading the diagrams and their comments. Some are easier to understand, some other some harder. At the end they tell you whether its good or bad. But remember, their focus is studio work. The question is, whether the sound of the active monitors please your ears or not. 041b061a72