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2020-07-07
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vemv00:07:03

What speakers do you all have? Curious if there's people into studio or hifi sound rn I have nothing fancy, some 6" KRK studio monitors (plus the KRK 12" subwoofer which is mostly good at shaking the floor). Mid-tier. Maybe I'll upgrade to Adam 8" soon, sound is cleaner and has less of a need for a sub. If money allows, 1y from now I'll go for Funktion One R1.5. They're 18" + 5" + 1", a pair + an amplification rack is about the price of a car 🙃

chepprey01:07:17

I do home studio recording, have a modest pair of Beringer self powered studio monitors. I think the much better investment is in acoustic treatment of your listening space rather than the speakers and amps

chepprey01:07:36

Especially, bass traps

chepprey01:07:55

Not just foam panels on the walls

chepprey01:07:48

Granted, acoustic treatment is really vital for recording purposes, but after I put $2k of traps in my space.. I gotta say, the sound coming out of my monitors is astonishing.

chepprey01:07:36

You can build your own traps for a lot less money btw:nerd_face:

vemv01:07:48

👏 Yeah I've remained a bit ignorant on that front... maybe procastinating it until I find a place really worth treating acoustically

chepprey01:07:23

The traps are (or can be) fairly light weight, I hang mine with picture frame wire on little wall hooks. Traps can be portable 😉

chepprey01:07:00

I don't know if we can paste pics here, lemme see...

chepprey01:07:44

Ok the ceiling ones are a bit more permanent I suppose. Those black beasts in the corners were the pricey ones. But man do they make all the difference.

vemv01:07:19

Neat! Really nice place to begin with as well, ample and clutter-free... rn I make music in my living room which is L-shaped and full of 'achitectural obstacles'

chepprey01:07:32

I hear ya. Only been in this house 2 years, finally have a decent symmetrical area. But ya just make do with what you have. There's free software you can use in combination with an specialty omni-directional condenser mic that you can use to analyze your room's problems, and also measure the effectiveness of your treatment (i.e. do I have enough yet?)

chepprey01:07:58

I'll sell ya the mic 😉 don't need it anymore