Ramirez wrote:Isn't this again unfairly treating the Mixcube as an inferior/low quality 'grot box' type speaker? I don't think that's what the Mixcube is - I think it is a high-quality but limited speaker. What it does, it does very well, so why compromise its positioning? Isn't it the grotboxes that should be placed William Nilliam any which way?
As I said, you can place it wherever you like for whatever works for you. There is no absolute right/wrong here. And you can think of it in whatever way suits your mindset. We're just offering our opinions in answer to your question based on our practical experiences.
But for me, the terms 'high-quality' and 'but limited' are mutually incompatible, and I dont see where any 'unfairness' comes into it, either! For me (and apparently, Jack, too), placing it to the side isn't a 'compromise' at all; I see it as an additional benefit which adds something usefully different to the sound presented by the main monitors. I use it to give a different perspective, not to duplicate the main monitoring.
The Mixcube is a very useful tool without question. How you choose to use it, and how it benefits your workflow is really down to you.