No answer works unless you've first treated the listening area to substantially remduse unevenesses in how any speakers will sound.  Obvious example: one speaker facing a full bookcase which absorbs sound, another a window which reflects it.  Your equipment layout must be aligned to minimize reflections as well.

Room size matters as well as where you will be sitting and how close to the speakers.  

Getting this resolved should ALWAYS be the first step.  The cost of doing should be part of the speaker budget for any studio.    

Only then should you consider what speakers to buy.

Steve Smolian

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: RA Friedman 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 8:20 AM
  Subject: [ARSCLIST] Monitor speakers for 78 rpm audio restoration?

  Any recommendations for speakers to be used in a sound lab that restores primarily old, worn 78rpm discs? I'm not doing restorations to go on commercial CD reissues. I'd like to keep it under $500, but might be convinced to go higher.


  RA Friedman
  Yiddish-American Digital Archive

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