ConcertinaChap wrote:As I've said, with the controls on the monitors at minimum it isn't a problem.
Fair enough. One of the nice Neumann chaps contacted me about this thread and pointed out that the Genelec 8030's front panel volume control goes from about -60dB up to 0 dB of attenuation. In contrast the KH 120 has back panel controls that adjust the sensitivity of the loudspeaker to the input signal. It's a different technical approach. In the view of Neumann (and I agree with them!), volume control should be done at the source. The problem with the 8030 approach is that setting the two loudspeakers in a pair to precisely matched levels is very hard unless you leave the pots on max.
What would make the issue irrelevant would be if the speaker trim controls on my MC2.1 were actually accessible, but that's also a discussion we've had before :)
:) Yes... Of course, once set up correctly they no longer need to be accessible -- it's a set once and forget kind of deal -- but I do appreciate how hard they can be to get at when configuring the system initially! I just turned it over and laid it on its lid while setting things up...
Edited to add PS, it's all trivial stuff really, I don't want to take away from some excellent monitors and an excellent monitor controller.
Quite right. There is no such thing as perfection! (although I'm very hard pressed to find fault at all with my Crookwood monitor controller or KH310s... :) )