Active speakers and sub, does this work well for you?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Arthur S, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    I've been thinking of using studio monitor type speakers at least for the R, C, and L.

    Mackie makes some of the better active monitors. I'm thinkin about their 624 @ $420 each. Aside from the fact that 3 of these would cost about $1,300 I'm not convinced that a 6 inch woofer could put out enough bass in the 50 Hz to 70 Hz to make for a seamless transition to a good subwoofer.

    On the other hand such small mains would be unobtrusive and eventually when I get a front projector, the center channel would not only match the L & R, but would also be placed without standing out or having to put the center behind the screen. Probably just a small pedestal.

    All replies are appreciated.

    Artie
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Arthur,

    I know there is at least one other Forum member using the Mackie speakers, and they were discussed in a thread a few months ago. Do a search on “Mackie” on this forum (the Speakers Forum) and maybe you can find the thread. Then you can contact him and see what his observations on your question are.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    The guy I bought my sub from had powered Mackie's running off Musical Fidelity gear in a rather large room, and properly positioned. Though I think their intent is to be used as near field monitors, they sounded great in his setup (he said he is actually in the process of turning that room into a studio).
     

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