I'm looking for a new set of stereo speakers. Budget is not a big factor but my audio mastering logic is getting in the way of picking a pair. I come from a mixing recording background and need some help outside my circle of friends.
Here's the problem. I want to hear music the same way as the engineer/producer/artist heard it at the time of the cut. Most of us monitor on near field two ways, and I was going to go with JBL LSR6332 for my den, as this is the workhorse of the industry, but my travels got in the way, changing my mind. I had a chance to visit Abbey Road Studios and to hear cuts on an array of B&W Nautilus 800Ds. This seamed more like mastering to B&Os rather than near fields. Yes, at Abbey they have NFs too (ADAM S5VA MK2) but they didn't have that "sweat air" that the 800Ds did. I guess it boils down to this. Am I crazy to think that what the studio monitors sound like is a goal in choosing a speaker or should I keep looking for an improvement with great loud speakers?
The Room: 12x14 feet, floor to ceiling bookcases full, no windows, isolated HVAC (was going to be a studio space but plans changed, now a den) a very dead space.
Current System: Rather dated Martin Logan Sequel II, Bryston B4 (2x bridged), balanced feed from MOTU HD192 interface to MacPro (remote system).