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Speakers for Editing
Speakers for Editing
by Chris Newberry on Mar 15, 2018 at 2:01:44 pm

I'm just upgrading some parts of my edit suite and I need to get a new speaker set up.

I'm not a sound editor, so I appreciate you guys probably use kit that is a lot more expensive and awesome than I need. I just need a decent kit to get me through basic edits and the early stages of sound work.

I've used for about 15 odd years the Harman Kardon soundsticks. Which have always been great for the cost. But I'm kind of sick of seeing them now! ha ha

I was wondering if anyone could recommend any other decent speakers for editing - in the early hundreds (up to say £500) would be great

Thank you


Re: Speakers for Editing
by David Chai on Mar 15, 2018 at 2:41:26 pm

JBL 305's are great. They are even better when you add the sub LSR310s. Add a decent sound card and you get awesome sound you can mix with and translates well to other speakers.

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Re: Speakers for Editing
by Chris Newberry on Mar 15, 2018 at 2:43:22 pm

David - that's super helpful, thank you. I shall take a look into them

All the best

Chris


Re: Speakers for Editing
by Bob Mark on Mar 15, 2018 at 6:53:00 pm

Hello. I assume you are talking about "near field" monitors. This might be of interest: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/audio/tips-and-solution/studio-monitors-nearfields

I have had good results with offerings from Yamaha, TOA, Tannoy and JBL. Just search "near field monitors."

Bob


Re: Speakers for Editing
by Richard Crowley on Mar 15, 2018 at 7:23:11 pm

There are certainly high-end, near-field monitors like Genelec which are a sure bet. But at a significant price.

IMHO, the best value for excellent performance at a great price these days is the JBL 3 series (305P, 306P, 308P). I have a pair of 305 and just got a pair of 308

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Re: Speakers for Editing
by Eric Toline on Mar 16, 2018 at 2:29:28 am

+1 for the JBL LSR 305's. I've got 3 pair that I use for various monitoring applications. Amazing sound from such a small box & small price, I think I paid about $225 for each pair. The bad news is they are discontinued by JBL.

"I push the RECORD button and hope for the best"


Re: Speakers for Editing
by Richard Crowley on Mar 16, 2018 at 1:59:44 pm

[Eric Toline] "The bad news is they are discontinued by JBL."

But the good news is that vendors are clearing out the first-generation "LSR" series. I got my LSR308 monitors for $150 each which is the bargain of the year. Shop around.

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Recording audio without metering and monitoring is exactly like framing and focusing without looking at the viewfinder.


Re: Speakers for Editing
by Bill Davis on Mar 19, 2018 at 9:15:54 am

Make that +2 on the JBL LSR 305s.

I retired my Mackie 824s because they were just too large for my current setup and I’m surprised how little I’ve missed them.

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Re: Speakers for Editing
by Chris Newberry on Mar 22, 2018 at 10:04:01 am

Everyone! Thank you all so much! Really helpful! It seems the JBL's are ruling the roost! I shall take look

And then purchase something to get them conntected to my Mac! lol

Thanks again everyone


Re: Speakers for Editing
by Eric Toline on Mar 24, 2018 at 9:04:00 pm

You can feed the JBL's from your head phone output. You'll need a 3.5mm TRS to L & R 6mm or 1/4" tip sleeve connectors with wire of appropriate length. For more control over level I would suggest a Pyramid SEA-2500x preamplifier. It has RCA in & outs. Check it out on line to see all the features it offers, about $100.

"I push the RECORD button and hope for the best"


Re: Speakers for Editing
by Chris Newberry on Mar 25, 2018 at 12:41:44 pm

Awesome! Thank you so much ☺

I shall check it out

Chris





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