You are here

Surround monitoring considerations

For everything after the recording stage: hardware/software and how you use it.

Surround monitoring considerations

Postby Jez Corbett » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:01 am

It's time for me to upgrade my studio to surround, and thinking about what to get.

Currently have a pair of passive PMC TB2s, but they don't make them any more, and the idea of having to buy an av receiver (yuck) to power them fills me with dread, but they've served me well for 14 years so they can retire as hifi speakers now.

I don't think i can stretch my budget past €10k, preferably under €8k so we're not talking hugely high end here, which appears to rule out the current PMC line up unfortunately. Being based in Finland I'm erring towards Genelec and Amphion. Note i cannot really stand the 80x0 series and their dreadful sub, so would be looking at the 83xx series, and have no experience of Amphion at all.

Anything else i should consider?

Should also mention this is in a pretty modest but reasonably treated 3m x 4m room, although i should hopefully be moving to a 5m x 6m room next year some point.
User avatar
Jez Corbett
Frequent Poster
Posts: 527
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2003 12:00 am
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Re: Surround monitoring considerations

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:51 pm

Neumann KH120s (or KH80s) and one of the matching subs (KH810 or KH750)? That's what I'd do...
User avatar
Hugh Robjohns
Posts: 28620
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:00 pm
Location: Worcestershire, UK
Technical Editor, Sound On Sound