Sorry to revive this post, but it seemed the best place to ask this question as some of the monitors I'm looking at are referenced...
I'm in the process of trying to expand my professional mixing work, and I'm looking to improve my monitoring for the low end of my mixes.
For clarity, currently I'm working on a pair of Genelec 8010a, a mono Avantone mixcube and a pair of AKG K702s. However, I feel a bit like I'm mixing blind in the low end. I'm working in a room measuring L16.7ft x W12.2ft x H10ft that has been treated using 100mm thick Rockwool panels - RW5 for bass trapping in the front and back wall-wall corners (extending nearly floor to ceiling), and front wall-to-ceiling corner, and RW45 for the broadband panels located at the first reflection points to the side of my monitors, hanging above my mix position and on the front and back wall. The space is in a late victorian terraced house with exposed floorboards. It seems pretty well behaved as a space, but this might well be because my monitors simply don't put out enough low end information to excite the room modes. Here is a link to see some images of the studio space and the acoustic treatment if this is useful. https://www.wisetreestudios.com/
The options I've explored are:
- Get another set of budget monitors - e.g. Adam T7V (or T8V) that have been previously mentioned in this post.
- Get a Genelec 7040a sub for the 8010a to create a 2.1 system.
As an FYI, alongside this, I'm planning on investing in Sonarworks as well.
I like the idea of another set of monitors to provide another perspective on my mixes, however I'm aware that the Adams are very cheap, and maybe not up to the job.
If I went down the Genelec sub route, I'm a little nervous about how easy it will be to get the sub to integrate in the room. From what I've read it often seems to be a gamble, with many suggesting larger stereo monitors are a safer bet.
What are people's opinions?
Thank you very much in advance for your time!