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Convincing your local dealer to let you try speakers at home
Not being a hi fi dealer but a wholesaler to them, I can tell you that every single time I loan pair of speakers to anyone, no matter how skilled, the speakers come back with some form of damage.  Especially if they are shipped.   Enough damage th... 
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Paula is now working for UMG where they have built a new studio in Santa Monica (mostly for Def Jam records and Dr Dre) and every room is equipped for ATMOS. Many of these early ATMOS rooms are still feeling their way. Some of them don’t sound tha... 
Who says studio monitors are "cold and analytical"?
One last time kenjit These far field monitors you see in photos are used to impress the talent, not to mix or track.  They were usually built in with the studio, which was often built 30-40 years ago.  In the rare case when the farfields are good... 
Who says studio monitors are "cold and analytical"?
All this stuff you write above is completely wrong- I work in the industry and none of it is true. 18 inch woofers and 10 inch midranges with massive horn tweeters-what a dumb thing to say. NO ONE uses anything like that to track or mix anymore an... 
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Thank God for the objectivists, otherwise we would not have ANY of the technology we now have in the world of audio.    
Who says studio monitors are "cold and analytical"?
Kenjit NO.   A Designer knows what he wants before he ever puts pen to paper.  He doesn't need to try caps in crossover, he knows what values equal a given result.  You really believe speakers are designed in a hunt and peck fashion?  A designer ... 
Who says studio monitors are "cold and analytical"?
There is no "tuning" of loudspeakers in any factory I have ever seen or been aware of.  There is some engineering that happens long before the speaker is built, and the choices the design engineer makes could possibly be considered "tuning"- how w... 
Who says studio monitors are "cold and analytical"?
Wow, no idea we's start off with a complete lack of understanding of an entire industry.  
Review ATC SCM20PSL monitors 50 hours listening
Pro models sonically behave the same as consumer models.  However, pro models are in a different cabinet- an MDF cabinet painted black.  This usually leaves consumers unhappy as it will have multiple visible flaws.   We've had an audiophile try to... 
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@phusis Something tells me a primary reason why active ATC speaker models are so coherent and well sounding is due the consistency of their excellent, in-house and carefully manufactured drive units being coupled to what’s essentially the same, qu... 
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A very interesting mix of perspectives in this thread! I agree with you Phusis, a lot of ways to "get there". It does baffle me why audiophiles disike amps inside the speaker, as though this is somehow more detrimental to sound than the massive hu... 
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I can very much appreciate the experience of others.   SpeakerDude, yes, the speakers in question are good down low without subs, almost always a 2nd order roll off.   All analog from a good converter, usually a Burl.  Target for max SPL (for dyna... 
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Good arguments all Phusis. I can think of locations we’ve been involved in where symmetry worked; other places it did not. Visually we are always drawn to symmetry. My clients want the subs right under the mains and this "looks right". But most of... 
Review ATC SCM20PSL monitors 50 hours listening
Kenjit I very much enjoy your posts, they are a visible display of the "buy in" to the marketing effort called "specs". You are a real life Don Quixote! You realize that manufacturers invest in published measurements to establish their marketabi... 
Review ATC SCM20PSL monitors 50 hours listening
As I have said before, entering into a world of arguing over specs is not a world ATC wants to be in. The elephant in the "room" is the fact that a ROOM itself changes every speaker inside it so drastically that factory or ASR measured results el...