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Recommendations for active near field speakers

Gorguts

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Hello!
I have Focal Shape Twins with Burson Composer Dac\Preamp for my desktop setup for music, gaming and movies.
So wanted to ask, what would be the logical upgrade for active near field speakers\monitors for the same application.
Focal Trio6 BE? Focal Trio11 BE? Or they are better for studio work only?
Thanks!
 
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Gorguts

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Welcome to ASR.
What’s your budget?
Are you only looking at Focals?
Hey!
No, but Focal Shapes are my first speakers, so I'm kind of familiar only with Focals atm - so any nearfields recommendations that sounds not clinical are welcome.
And I don't have any plans for a dedicated home theatre setup, so active near-mid fields are my preferred options.
As for the budget - something around 8000 usd, I think.
 

Old Listener

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Hey!
No, but Focal Shapes are my first speakers, so I'm kind of familiar only with Focals atm - so any nearfields recommendations that sounds not clinical are welcome.
And I don't have any plans for a dedicated home theatre setup, so active near-mid fields are my preferred options.
As for the budget - something around 8000 usd, I think.
Where are you? Not every monitor is available everywhere.
 

sweetchaos

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Unfortunately, we don’t have spinorama for those 2 Focals you were thinking of.

I can make 2 recommendations:

1. Genelec 8351B
US$8000/pair
Preference Score is 7.0 and would be 8.3 with a perfect subwoofer.
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2. Neumann KH 310A
US$4600/pair
Preference Score is 6.2 and would be 7.6 with a perfect subwoofer.
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SPL%20Horizontal%20IsoBand.jpg

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Both reviewed by Amir.
 
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Gorguts

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Unfortunately, we don’t have spinorama for those 2 Focals you were thinking of.

I can make 2 recommendations:

1. Genelec 8351B
US$8000/pair
Preference Score is 7.0 and would be 8.3 with a perfect subwoofer.
CEA2034.jpg


SPL%20Horizontal%20IsoBand.jpg

SPL%20Vertical%20IsoBand.jpg


2. Neumann KH 310A
US$4600/pair
Preference Score is 6.2 and would be 7.6 with a perfect subwoofer.
CEA2034.jpg

SPL%20Horizontal%20IsoBand.jpg

SPL%20Vertical%20IsoBand.jpg

Both reviewed by Amir.
Thanks! They are both available from local dealer.
 
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