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Postby turbodave » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:49 pm

Yo, My room is about 10 feet by 7 feet and about 7 feet high. I was going to upgrade from my Genelec 8020 to KH120, but on reflection and given the size of the room, do you think I would be better hanging onto the Genes (which I might add are translating better now that I have put them in the middle of the room) and buy a set of Shure headphones (you know , the expensive ones) rather than try to flog a dead horse by putting quality monitors in an unflattering space. This may leave funds for some Equator D5 which may be a better option. So...what would you do? Dave
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby Zukan » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:53 am

Dave, you're better off with the AKG 712s or similar and keep what you already have.
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby turbodave » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:44 pm

Cheers Zuke...This is what I am kinda leaning towards...so you rate the 712's? Dave
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:23 pm

Zuke's been raving about the 712's every since he bought them :headbang:

IIRC the phrase "moist at the gusset" was mentioned :crazy:


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Re: Monitor advice

Postby John Willett » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:48 pm

Regarding monitors - the KH120A are, IMHO, the best around at their price bracket and you have to spend a lot more to get better.

The Equator D5 are also about the best in their price bracket - and - being co-axial monitors do have a very good stereo image and depth.

Regarding headphones - the good ones to trust at an affordable price are the Sennheiser HD600 and 650 and the AKG K702/712 - you pays your money and makes your choice. All are good and probably about equal and it's down to personal preference.

The HD700 and HD800 are a lot better - and a lot more money - but I'm glad I coughed up for the 800 and a Grace m903 as it's an excellent combination - but c. £3k.
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:06 pm

To my ears the K701 and K702 sound identical. The 702 has a detachable cable.

It will be while before I'm thinking of changing, but I'd really like to hear the 712.
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby Zukan » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:42 am

The Elf wrote:To my ears the K701 and K702 sound identical. The 702 has a detachable cable.

It will be while before I'm thinking of changing, but I'd really like to hear the 712.

Come round to my gaff Elf and test them out. You won't look back.
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby The Elf » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:20 pm

Zukan wrote:
The Elf wrote:To my ears the K701 and K702 sound identical. The 702 has a detachable cable.

It will be while before I'm thinking of changing, but I'd really like to hear the 712.

Come round to my gaff Elf and test them out. You won't look back.
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby John Willett » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:21 am

Zukan wrote:
The Elf wrote:To my ears the K701 and K702 sound identical. The 702 has a detachable cable.

It will be while before I'm thinking of changing, but I'd really like to hear the 712.

Come round to my gaff Elf and test them out. You won't look back.


If you are going to that, maybe I should come as well and bring my HD800s as well ;)
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby Zukan » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:44 pm

John Willett wrote:
Zukan wrote:
The Elf wrote:To my ears the K701 and K702 sound identical. The 702 has a detachable cable.

It will be while before I'm thinking of changing, but I'd really like to hear the 712.

Come round to my gaff Elf and test them out. You won't look back.


If you are going to that, maybe I should come as well and bring my HD800s as well ;)

Sounds like a plan John...been a while...
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby John Willett » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:55 pm

Zukan wrote:
John Willett wrote:
Zukan wrote:
The Elf wrote:To my ears the K701 and K702 sound identical. The 702 has a detachable cable.

It will be while before I'm thinking of changing, but I'd really like to hear the 712.

Come round to my gaff Elf and test them out. You won't look back.


If you are going to that, maybe I should come as well and bring my HD800s as well ;)

Sounds like a plan John...been a while...

Should be fun - sort it with Elf, as he's the one who has to come a long way, and let me know and I'll pray it all ties together when I'm free.
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby turbodave » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:43 pm

Thanks for the words chaps...and also so glad you could organise a Mother's meeting! Dave :bouncy:
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby The Elf » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:28 pm

I'm aiming for Feb 19th for a meet-up and pub-lunch somewhere near Mr Zukan's cage as suggested. Lemme know guys!
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Re: Monitor advice

Postby Zukan » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:14 am

I'll contact the usual crew and made it a day.
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