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Right monitor took a shit on me.

Discussion in 'Backline' started by ~BURNY~, Oct 12, 2013.

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    I've been (happilly) using my DSM3's so far. I always dug them sound wise but I feel they are way too fragile now, which is a shame really. Already had some technical issues with them...

    Maybe it's time for a change. I can't buy anything super expensive right now so I need a cheap yet effective transition setup until I can afford Focal twins or Event Opal. Think €600 max.

    I've been thinking about the Yamaha HS series.
    HS7 mostly cause I tend to use low levels for mixing most of the times so I don't like 8"+ which tend to sound less responsive ime.

    I might invest in a Subwoofer later before the end of the year.

    HS5 just seem too small to fill the gap.

    Opinons please?
     
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    I bought the HS7´s a few months ago and i would strongly suggest them! Compared them to the hs5 and hs8 and to me the hs5 just sounded weird and radio´ish and the hs8 was no fun at lower volume, a bit muddy and not that mid forward sound both hs5 and hs7 has. I guess the hs8 would be better in bigger, treated rooms on higher volumes. I use my hs7´s in a small bedroom that is untreated atm and they work just great!
     
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    Well, just got them. Couldn't wait too long. Four hours road trip to the nearest big city and here they are ready to be unboxed. µJust had a quick listen at the shop and was rather impressed.
     
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    Yep, just plugged them. Listening to Kendra Morris. I don't hear the old HS8-M weirdness I didn't like. A bit more 500hz ish than the DSM3 but nothing crippling, nice tight low end. No regrets so far.
     
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    Fuck me, they rule.
     
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    They really do! I dont really get why people say they dont have enough lows but to me there is plenty. More than enough for my room!
     
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    Ns10s and a cheap amp.
     
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    Too late dude but thanks for the suggestion.

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    I'm a happy camper with HS7. Can't believe we can get this level of performance for that ridiculous price. They're killer.

    What was a supposed to be a quick fix might end up lasting a lot longer then I initially thought. Totally exceeded my expectations.
     
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    A lot of inexperienced people tend to confuse the depth for the amount.

    I wouldn't mind an extra octave for electronic music but it's more than enough for most situations in a Rock/Pop/Metal context.

    What strikes me as a big step up is the super fast/punchy transient response. My old monitors where clearly lacking a bit in this area.
     
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    Yeah. It was the same deal when i was reading up on headphones. I wanted a bit cheaper but still decent headphones when mixing late at night and i baught the sennheiser HD 380 pro (used hd 280 pro before but they broke). People was saying they lack low-end and i couldn´t understand that at all. I always let my own ears decide. Back to the HS7! Yeah i noticed the transient-response to! This makes em awesome to mix drums on! :D
     

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