Also, as a side note, you probably heard of George Massenburg?
He had the 1032s as
his favorites, last time I heard from him. Maybe this will help you out to understand
better and/or making the right decision.
George is very popular in the Music
business, so is Genelec.
Also be aware of people who read to many things, and will
tell you that 6' drivers are better for midrange... Certainly not in a two way system.
This is like saying, a 10' sub has better bass response than a 12' one ! (in which room,
and treated or not? )
The room is important, yes, and if you treat your room, you
can accomodate bigger/better monitors. The 1031s are fine for your room. The Adam A7s is
great addition and conbination actually, they are very different monitors.
would do in your case, is get the extra set and put them in an other room, as oppose as
having two sets of nearfield in the same room.
This is because:
1) you need to
learn the monitors and the room, and
2) it's much more productive to check with a
second set in a different room, which you should learn how they work as well.
In the end, my persoanl/main advice is:
1) a pair of nearfield - and learn them as
well as the room. Stick to them.
2) a pair of auratone type, or current Avantone,
2b) a set of somthing like the JBL 'on tour' (that's what I have, really
3) some main (big) three way monitors, and would advice some vintage KEF that
you can pickup on eBay (that's) what I did. I use the Kef 105.2 (not the first 105). I can
tell you that I can hear + feel how it sounds on the dancefloor, beeing sealed cabinets,
the bass response is awesome, and the price, was a fraction of the cost of some 'real' and
new main monitors. The
down side is, you need to be prepare to have them
seerviced once in a while - yet, a small price to pay for the luxury.
The Kef KM1
was the top of the range, and my 105.2 (which I am very proud of, being a poor man
the smaller version of the KM1, as they used the exact same drivers. KEF drivers were used
by Harberth, Rogers, the BBC, Meridian and all over the world... Sorry, I slipped off, I
fell like going for it
My 'main' monitors/speakers, KEF 105.2 which I am very proud
Mine have a darker wood, more like the KM1 above (could be due to the