08-22-2012 05:43 PM - edited 08-22-2012 05:47 PM
I have a couple questions about the KRK VXT6 speakers. I'll just tick them off:
- I realise these are monitoring speakers, however I want to know if these are good speakers for enjoying music (general listening). I have experience with expensive Hi-Fi speakers, however I have never demoed a monitoring speaker. The frequency response is supposedly "flat" on monitoring speakers, but I don't know what this is like in real life. My local Futureshop doesn't seem to have the KRK VXT6's (or any of the KRK VXT speakers) on display, so I'm not sure if I'll even be able to demo these to get an idea of what their sound signature is like pre-purchase.
- My intent is to purchase the KRK VXT6's to use for three different primary purposes, and I'm wondering if each is appropriate:
1) For general music mixing. This is, of course, the purpose of monitoring speakers. The reason why I haven't gone out and simply purchased them right away, however, is that I don't mix music enough to justify the purchase outright. The VXT6 speakers would have to be versatile in their usability for me, so here comes points #2 & #3.
2) For general music enjoyment (simply listening to music in general, CD's that I own, etc). This is important, and is a deal-breaker for me. I realise Hi-Fi speakers are designed to enhance music, and that monitoring speakers are designed to reveal flaws and to be very truthful. Speakers that I have been most impressed by before-hand (Hi-Fi) are the Energy RC line (RC-10 bookshelves, RC-70 towers, RC-minis), the Veritas Energy line, and the Kef Q-series. I have found that I enjoy speakers that appear to be "revealing", but I don't know how much these speakers that I enjoyed really improved the sound versus what I would hear on a good pair of monitoring speakers.
3) To hook up to my piano to enhance its sound (to run off of its audio jack output). I have a Yamaha YDP-181 electric piano (a pretty decent quality piano). This wouldn't be a primary use either, but it would be something I would want to do.
Connections aren't an issue for me (I know how to set up all that). My main issue is really getting an idea of what the sound signature is like across the board, and whether these are a suitable speaker to be used for all purposes.
08-25-2012 08:56 AM - edited 08-25-2012 09:00 AM
I actually just purchased the VXT6s last week. I have been using them to produce, mix, master and listen to music and I've got to say they are the best monitor speakers I have ever used. I have used them to play my piano and guitar through and they sound great. An amazing all round speaker in my opinion. Plus its not too expensive on staff...