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    Hey All, I'm needing some recommendations for speakers to be used while mixing to monitor playback in a rather small room, about 10x13. Thanks, Jim

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    Passive your amo or active , self powered ? your hearing still excellent ?
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    Active, powered. Hearing still pretty good.

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    Ive been using NHT A-10 as my home stereo amp/speakers its 3 pieces integrated,

    & Audix on the computer as It's audio monitor.. 2nd one powered by the 1st, 2 pieces..

    I am too old to figure out the current computer recording gear on my own..

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    I have Yamaha HS5's they sound great I have been using them since i first built my home studio so don't know how good they are compared to others....
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    KRK Rokits are quite popular for home studios. I have a pair I use in a space about the same size as yours. My space constraints are such that I need to take them out and put them away each time. If I had a bit more room I would like to have them on my desk. They’re not that big, just that I have limited space.
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    Adam t5v. Great bang for the buck. And plenty of speaker for most home studios.

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    +1 for the KRK's. I've been using mine for 30 years.
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    I think the distance from the speakers to your ear matters more
    than the room size. I mix with Adam A3X. I like the clarity and
    the balanced response. With any of the smaller monitors I would
    check the sound on a larger system to check that you have not
    over emphasized the base. I have a sub-woofer in my system,
    but that is not necessary except for a final check in my opinion.

    Before purchase I suggest getting a read of the prices by searching
    retailer "gear4music".

    I have not heard the Adam "T" series. Based on my experience I
    would expect them to have good performance.
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    I've been using the Mackie MR824 & am very impressed with what they deliver in terms of clarity and accuracy in the detail for the cost.
    I like the fact that you can tune them in terms of their proximity to the back wall.
    in your smaller room, something like the MR 524 or 624 would probably be appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sounds_good View Post
    With any of the smaller monitors I would check the sound on a larger system to check that you have not over emphasized the base. I have a sub-woofer in my system, but that is not necessary except for a final check in my opinion.
    I agree that sub-woofer is not necessary for most premixing but without a sub-woofer system or large diameter speakers you are left to guessing about the bass levels. I used to final check my early mixes on home stereo and usually found that bass levels needed correcting. Go with largest speaker diameter you can afford and/or spring for sub-woofer

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    Large monitors can get quite boomy in a smallish room. I sold my KRK 8" when we moved and my studio space shrunk. I now use Focal 5" and am quite happy with them.

    One thing to consider, if you haven't already, is possibly adding some acoustic panels to your walls to reduce/remove echos, etc.
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