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Studio Monitors for room size

Rich90

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Hi i have a room size 3m x 3m would A pair of Adam audio A5X be big enough with a Sub7 thats what i am thinking l am going to get some acoustic panels and treat the room a little better but for the size it is would them speakers or something similar be a good fit .. and yes that bowl on the desk was rice pudding with jam :)currently l have fostex monitors and a behringer sub its ok i guess but the monitors go into power save mode after 25 minutes drives me nuts.:facepalm: any input would be appreciated thanks.
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Room size is generally less important than seating distance for speakers. If that's your arrangement, almost anything will work in terms of sheer SPL/output.

The A5X+sub will be just fine for that space if it fits the rest of your requirements
 

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Before considering any new monitor purchases, I would highly recommend that you implement room correction. You will most likely find the improvement to be quite dramatic.
 

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Before considering any new monitor purchases, I would highly recommend that you implement room correction. You will most likely find the improvement to be quite dramatic.

agreed here; also I'd be curious the minimum summation distacne on a 3 way like that. Typically 1m would be minimum, 1.5 is ideal, and unless you have 20/20 eyesight i'm guessing youre leaning into the monitor when you work putting you around 70-80cm. In the photo, on-axis would probably be behind you. toeing in further might help. lots of options before spending (much) more $. unfortunately all of them require time for trial & error, and I can certainly relate to finding it easier to try and buy your way out of a problem.

@Rich90 If you like that layout and still want to pursue a replacement, a coaxial would be a better choice. Kali on the cheap (but still good) side, Genelec on the cost-no-object side.
 

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Adam A5X with sub will work nice, but first I'd invest into measurement gear and room treatment and correction.
It might improve your production results more than new monitors.
 

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I imagine you can turn the power saving off somehow (switch on the back or software). I've not seen small 3-way designs like this before, any benefits?
 
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There isn't a switch to disable the auto power save at the back, even if i have it down low it still goes into power save when it drops down after a certain level, another issue i have is with the sub l have got, ( Behringer BD1200Pro) which i cant wait for when i remove it never ever will i purchase anymore behringer gear ..EVER to big for the room size l think smaller speakers possible with a smaller sub a few panels and job will be done for what it is. l tend to think and from experience cheap equipment will bring anything down, its kinda why premium stuff cost a little more as they have already factored in requirements for home studios etc.
Thanks for all your input guys.
 
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Rich90

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I imagine you can turn the power saving off somehow (switch on the back or software). I've not seen small 3-way designs like this before, any benefits?
The Vocals come out really nice, look i think they are a good pair for using as desk top speakers and thats about all.
 

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I have exactly this setup.
For listening to music only.
From the point of view of the delitant, I can only advise the planned project for cooling the room.
Adams get very hot!
Wrote so that this fact was not a surprise to you.
There is also a positive aspect.
In winter, you don't need to turn on the heating...
 
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