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ATC scm16a or K&H o 120 or AE22????

Postby buster reece » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:43 pm

Firstly hello to the forum. long time lurker, this place has been immensely helpful to me over the past couple of years so thank you all. I really wouldn't have made the progress i have with production/mixing so far without the SOS forums help (though i certainly have a great deal more to learn).

however back to the point in hand. i am looking to upgrade my current monitors, krk rokit 6's, they have served their purpose but i am certain the time has come to move on. I am a bedroom producer making mostly ragga jungle, amongst other things. my budget is about a £1000. I have been impressed with a lot of the user reviews of the ae22's and K&H o 120's but i have also been offered some atc scm16a at a very reasonable price, though still out of my price range i was wondering if it was worth continuing to squander and save my pennies to make that extra investment?????

would the ae22's lack of lowend be problematic for the type of music i make? on the other hand the atc 16's also have their flaws:

Originally Posted by kbshearer View Post
I reviewed these for TapeOp last year. The good points are that they have very good can really hear EQ changes and so forth. The low end is quite good for a monitor of their size. I really like them except for one thing...While they appear to be very present in the upper midrange, they fall off a fair amount on the high end. It is a strange combination. I'm not sure I could mix on these day to day without doing a small shelf boost above 7k or so. A great monitor with one bizarre flaw....
Kirt Shearer

All the reviews of the K&H 120's seem very promising, and with a lower bass extension than either of the other two sets of monitors they are seeming more and more tempting. however they do have a ported design and ultimately I'm looking for my mixes to translate.

I intend to hear all before i make any purchase and i am in no rush by any means but would love to hear some peoples opinions of those that use them regularly. I am also open to suggestions.

cheers in advance

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Re: ATC scm16a or K&H o 120 or AE22????

Postby John Willett » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:33 am

It's the Neumann KH120A - not K+H O120 ! :D

This is a very good unit - but I do also have great respect for the ATC, so I would advise giving these a good listen as well.

The Geithain RL906 is also excellent (see Hugh's review in the November SOS), but new ones are double your budget - but there were quite a few pairs of the Mk.I version sold off in the BBC Bush House sell-off and you may be able to pick up a pair of these within budget.
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Re: ATC scm16a or K&H o 120 or AE22????

Postby Guy Johnson » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:42 am

Quite so. Also worth a look at the PMC TB2
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