The NS-10 during it's days were not relied on as the main or near field monitors.
they were more for vocal editing.
Also, it was used as a reference to other monitors.
just as another opinion.
Because the mix may sound like this on say a Genelec or Audix.
Therefore, they use the NS-10 as the 2nd or 3rd opinion before concluding the mix.
Mastering on a NS-10 is a definite NO NO!!
For speakers, have you considered making them yourself ?
There are some good design plans available on the net using KEF drivers.
Can save you a bit of money and give personal satisfaction in the end.
For power amp, how about Phase Linear.
Time, is an effortless construction :)
Plus the amps aren't very good compared to even low end offerings these days. Good in their day but now purely for the collector.
Thanks for asking... answer is 'not yet' because some personal stuff came up that needs attending to first.. I am trying to get some time to head down and take a listen, and since they close fairly early, I can only do this on the weekends. Will update this thread after I've heard it, thanks.
Gymrat76 tried to setup an audio listen environment in his room without using audiophile system. There are a few questions and opinions I would like to highlight
1. It is not a bad idea in general, but having such a powerful amp (600+ watt) is definately overkill. A 200-watt RMS amp is more than enough, unless the intention is to setup a club-type sound system capable fo generating more than 95dBa.
2. How big is the room? Unless he is living in a private property where the size of the room is a lot larger that the average HDB type.
3. Then comes the acoustic of the room. If the acoustic is bad, whatever sound system deployed in the room is going to sound bad.
4. Electricity consumption
5. Heat generated by the amplifier
6. Fan noise generated by the amplifier
The reason why NS10 monitors are not suitable for casual listen is because these monitors are designed to be nearfield monitors and near flat frquency response. However many have said the NS10 produces very harsh sound, that would tired a listener in a matter of 45 minutes of continuous listening.
Why not try other active monitors, like KRK Systems. They are well build professional audio monitors, capable of delivering accurate sound and easy to the listener's ear. They even have active subs.
Last edited by lsisaxon; 23rd March 2007 at 01:03 PM.
Hi, been following this thread lately. Went to listen to KRK speakers (at SLS 2nd storey shop). It is wonderful speaker with good bass. Thought of getting these active studio monitor. the price she quoted is about $500. Don't know which model is that?
I listen to various type of songs [Jay chow, Beyond, black eyed peas, Amanda McBroom, Andrea bocelli, Clementine, etc]) & loved deep/tight bass (no need imaging/ sound stage/) but must be musical..
Now, I wanted to hookup this KRK speakers to NAD L53 DVD receiver (Radio/movies/music/alarm clock...).. A simple/neat setup. Any comments? will KRK sound nice with these type of receiver? TQ
chezburgr i can haz?
just like the yamaha ns1000.. superb speaker.. one of the legendaries actually, given the beryllium tweeter and midrange.
both speakers are extremely revealing, so much so that component matching is essential.. excellent for people who love to play with 300b or 2A3 tubes.. where they drive speakers with very low wattages but quality output..
chezburgr i can haz?
Any1 has any idea how much a Class AB DIY (everything fixed up in a box) Tube AMP cost?