I can't find a thread about this anywhere already so I'll ask now: I'm making the move to
surround recording/mixing so what 5.1 monitor systems would people recommend (under
£3000, preferably well-under)? At the moment I'm planning to demo Blue Sky System One and
Genelec 1029's but I wondered how the cheaper systems like Tannoy Reveals stand up in
I'd have to say it depends a bit on whether you still plan on doing any stereo work (I am
sure you will need both), and if so, will these same speakers be used as your stereo
What percentage of your work will be surround?
The reason I
ask, is because if you are only starting to dabble a bit in surround like a lot of us are
(!), then you can probably get by a budget for the surround as long as you have a great
pair of stereo monitors (and possibly a great sub).
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake" ~Napoleon Bonaparte~
Most things will no doubt still be stereo and I will be keeping my current Tannoy DTM15s
for that but the 5.1 work will be for release so the monitoring needs to be up to scratch.
I presume no-one would recommend using a good stereo pair for fine tuning 5.1 mixes then
use cheaper surrounds for positioning?