Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Well, I've been doing a lot of thinking about this possible HSU research purchase, and I've come to a conclusion. Return shipping. It will be significant, and I'm sure they don't refund the $197 shipping I pay to have it sent to my house. So... ordering online just is not worth it to me.
Ok, so this leaves what Best Buy sells, as they will allow a return and just the gas to drive there out of pocket.
Or, another option is to go to my local recording gear suppliers. There are several, most notably Guitar Center. They carry a lot of studio monitors, if I want to demo them.
I may in future be doing music mixing, or other sound recording related uses, so there is a hidden advantage for me if I invest in monitors. I can later use them for sound mixing without having to spend on monitors. I have read a lot on these direct online speaker options, and one thing that strikes me is the ribbon tweeters. They seem to be very well reviewed. My experience is most speakers I've listened to just are not able to bring out the sharp sounds in the electronic music I like (see post 4 in this topic). Well, a studio monitor that appears to be good for this kind of thing is the Adam A7X. Any thoughts on these?
Also, I found that KRK makes a studio monitor that is passive, the KRK R6 for $150 each. It has a 6 inch woofer, so it should sound a lot better than say the Energy Take Classic system which I can also buy locally.
Or, my other option is to buy bookshelf speakers and a sub from Best Buy. I have yet to go there and demo them, but that's my other route.
I really appreciate the posts on these internet retailers, and I may bite the bullet and buy some if I can't find a workable solution locally. But ouch, return shipping will be in the $100's.
Last edited by NetTechie; 08-14-2014 at 08:48 PM.