Interesting idea.Given the vertical directivity, would one of these speakers be good placed horizontally (i.e. as a center channel)?
Look closer at the graphs.From what I have seen the horizontal and vertical directivity are nearly the same, which is not surprise given mid and tweeter is coaxial. Erin only gives vertical to +-40 degree where as horizontal is +-90 degree, so the vertical seems better. If vertical directivity shows up to +-90 degree I would assume vertical would be identical to horizontal.
Given the vertical directivity, would one of these speakers be good placed horizontally (i.e. as a center channel)?
When I measure my room, 30 degrees covers my seats nicely. Sitting upright is hard to do in most spaces, but probably not necessary with this speaker.not really, this design is meant for studios so the vertical directivity is very controlled (limited) so reflections from a desk or a control board / keyboard are limited. they would make a good a center speaker when they're placed vertically, the way they're meant to be used.
Not really much, actually the IN-8 v2 have no large drawbacks and better off-axis performance than the Twins and 02s.I guess I'm asking, what would I be giving up with the IN-8s vs. something in the $2k/pair range like Focal Shape Twins (or even $3k/pair range like Barefoot Footprint02s
Skip the Footprints, IMO - they have a tiny sweet spot. The Twins are much wider dispersion overall than the IN-8s but not necessarily better because their frequency response is... Not great. I think at $2k/pr your best bet would be a used pair of Focal Solo6 Be's. The Kalis here are good, but their beamwidth is somewhat narrow at around +/-40 degrees (if I'm reading the graphs right) where the Focals are more like +/-70 degrees or so.Instead of starting a new thread, I thought I'd float this question here -
I'm looking at monitors for a 10x12 room, currently untreated (just moved in, building panels and bass traps as I get time over the next couple of months). My primary use is for recording/jamming and general listening - there's way more jamming in my life than mastering-ready music.
I'm also not necessarily at my desk half the time - guitar and bass push me to the middle of the room, I have pods of synths around the room so having good dispersion/off-axis performance seems like an important characteristic. I'd prefer to not need a subwoofer or active correction software running.
I could stretch my budget to ~$2k but the reviews of these are very interesting and I don't want to spend just to spend. I guess I'm asking, what would I be giving up with the IN-8s vs. something in the $2k/pair range like Focal Shape Twins (or even $3k/pair range like Barefoot Footprint02s - I have some rewards saved with Alto Music that would make them feasible).
Can anyone who has these comment on whether XLR + RCA can be used simultaneously? If so does playback occur from both sources?
Really hoping this is the case and the RCA "on" switch does not kill XLR.
I got mine from ZZsounds a while ago. Came out to $1134 with exchange so I'm happy to see that the pricing is pretty much in line.