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Re: Best Budget monitors? ADAM?

Postby DC-Choppah » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:09 am

I recommend that you plug your new Adam monitors into an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect them, along with the rest of the studio gear too.
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Re: Best Budget monitors? ADAM?

Postby Wonks » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:00 am

DC-Choppah wrote:I recommend that you plug your new Adam monitors into an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect them, along with the rest of the studio gear too.

Not really necessary in the UK (at the moment) unless you live in an area prone to brown and blackouts. But it does sound like a good investment in the US, where the power quality is far more varied.
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Re: Best Budget monitors? ADAM?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:48 am

blinddrew wrote:I'd rather discuss brexit! :D

I think we can be pretty confident that it has been fully run in now... :bouncy: :crazy: :lolno:

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Re: Best Budget monitors? ADAM?

Postby james090 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:16 pm

Just a quick thank you to all the posts here!

I decided on the Adam T7v's and they sound fantastic!

However, I just wanted to ask, as they are connected to an Audient ID22 via the Outs 1L and 2R.

I just feel that the monitoring seems low? I turned the Adam Monitors back volume up to +18db to compensate for this, but not sure if I should be using them at this high a setting?

At 0db on the monitors, it seems that I have to turn the Audient ID22 volume/monitor dial right up? I remember it being more sensitive than this? so maybe a quarter of the way around was quite loud/room volume?

I have the iD software all set up correctly from what I can see, with the channels at 0db

Any quick tips on what to look for or whether I should put the speaker volumes back to 0db? and turn up the Audient ID22? (I just didn't want a huge blast of noise if I had indeed set this up wrongly and it blow my speakers or blow my socks off!)
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Re: Best Budget monitors? ADAM?

Postby ef37a » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:34 pm

One more small expense James, a "C" weighted sound level meter.
Does not have to be expensive, £15-£20 easily good enough.

Then I am sure someone will give you a link about calibrating your monitors.

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Re: Best Budget monitors? ADAM?

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