View Full Version : home speakers vs monitors

08-05-2005, 12:59 AM
what is the difference between a good home bookshelf speaker and a good small studio monitor? i have a pair of infinity rs2's and i just got a pair of alesis monitor one's. they are both 6.5 mid and 3/4 to 1" tweeter. both have power handling of 120 rms. if the goal is accurate sound reproduction in any sound application why would a studio monitor be needed instead of a cood comparable home speaker?

08-05-2005, 01:05 AM
Studio monitors, like bookshelf speakers, have the potential to sound like real crap :) The logic being, if you could mix an album to sound good on those, it'll sound good on anything...

That being said, there are a lot of studio monitors that sound very good.

If you have them and they sound good to you, why not use 'em? ;)

08-05-2005, 01:18 AM
i just stuck them in the back of the pickup i just finished building....lol i need some tunes while i redo the interior and get set up for a complete stereo.

08-06-2005, 05:19 AM
the goal of studio monitor is to produce a flat response which will sound dull to most people. a good home bookshelf speaker will most likely have a response that a majority of people prefer, which is a boost in the high and low end.

08-07-2005, 12:47 AM
home speakers vs monitor

One is a speaker, the other is a civil war submarine :clap: :patrioti: :bigwave: :rotflol:

PV Audio
08-10-2005, 01:57 AM
no, not funny

08-10-2005, 02:03 AM
home speakers vs monitor

One is a speaker, the other is a view screen for computers :veryhapp: :swordfigh :awesome: :toast:

08-10-2005, 02:30 AM
asshat? im sorry thats all i heard.....

08-10-2005, 11:59 AM
carnivorous lizards of the family Varanidae

Varanidae, a cool name for a green bookshelf DIY speaker :crazy: