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#72915 - 12/20/04 06:29 PM Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
studioproject Offline
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Hi,

I am wondering how well the M60's are as studio monitors with an amp like the Anthem MCA-20 or Adcom 555? I produce electronic music and want speakers that are very detailed, uncoloured, and have a very flat response. These speakers are in line price wise to the Mackie 824's. Can anyone comment how they sound compared to the Mackie's? Sorry for the cross post but discovered I may get answers here that I may not in the technical forum. Thanks!

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#72916 - 12/20/04 07:12 PM Re: Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
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I don't create it, but I listen to electronica and the M60's are supremely detailed, uncolored, and flat. I'd bet they'd be perfect for your needs.
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#72917 - 12/21/04 11:37 AM Re: Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
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I want to bump this thread and ask if anyone is familiar with using Axiom bookshelves as nearfield monitors as well.

I have an older Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble sub/sat system that I've used in my editing suite and also wondered about the Mackies. Now that I own M60s and am very happy with them, I wonder if M2s or M3s have ever found their way into professional monitor applications?

I love my 60s, but I guess I have a tendency to think of monitors in ANY sort of ixing/Mastering suite to NOT be floorstanders based upon simple logistics of room size, listener proximity and the layout of most rooms with a console preventing good location opportunities.
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#72918 - 12/21/04 11:59 AM Re: Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
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I was a synth. aficionado back in the late80s & early 90s and used to have a pretty decent MIDI home studio.
The only thing I can think of that would not make the M60 an ideal reference monitor is that they are very sensitive to placement. If what you’re looking is a close reference monitor I would suggest the m22 instead (although I never heard them) or even the M3.

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#72919 - 12/21/04 12:33 PM Re: Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
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There was an ad on the main site a few years ago that stated that Aldo Nova used the Axiom M?? (can't remember the model) as his studio monitors.

Maybe a search or an email to the powers that be will bring this back - I am too lazy to search the site for it!!!!
I am sure Ken or Peter might do this - they LIKE having all the stuff!!!
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#72920 - 12/21/04 12:55 PM Re: Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
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I believe he was using the M22's. He needed to be shot for that outfit he was wearing though. What WAS he thinking????


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#72921 - 12/21/04 12:58 PM Re: Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
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boy, was THAT a subjective comment!!!! LOL
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#72922 - 12/21/04 12:59 PM Re: Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
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Subjective? Nah...I'm just not blind. Do you remember that get up? LOL!


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#72923 - 12/21/04 01:03 PM Re: Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
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Sure...you are attacking his choices......whatever they may have been!!!! LOL

No, I can't say I remember...I guess I have been reading to many of Jack and Ray's posts...I am fogetting everything!!!
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#72924 - 12/21/04 01:11 PM Re: Using M60 as Studio Monitors? (compared to Mackie)
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Hey!.......................................I was gonna say something, but I forgot what it was.
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