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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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I'm looking into buying a set of portable studio monitors that I can transport to various clients facilities. I'm tried of working with small computer speakers and I don't like the fatigue that I get from wearing headphones for an extended period of time. Right now, I am looking at either a set of JBL Lsr25p, or a set of Genelec 8020a, as these speakers are both highly rated, but are small enough for my needs. Which set of speakers would you recomend for audio and video editing?
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Old April 21st, 2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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I've been awfully darn happy with a set of Genelec 1029a, predecessor to the 8020, have occasionally taken them to client facilities.

At the home office I use them with a sub, which is needed for reference speaker full-range music playback. In other words, I wouldn't mix music for later playback on full-range speakers without the sub.

I've seen feature film dialog cut on 1029s without the sub. Perhaps the 8020 improves on the low-bass performance.

Sorry, no experience with the JBL, but they look to be following in Genelec's footsteps.

I do think this class of monitor would make a fine transportable system for small room playback.

Actually, the 1029 is the predecessor to the 8030, both with 5" bass drivers. The 8020 has a 4" driver. Please take my comments above as general info about Genelec small monitors.
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