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Home cinema speakers vs Professional speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by snejk, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. snejk

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    Home pages of most speaker brands allow you to choose between 2 categories:
    Home cinema / audio OR professional.
    What exactely is the difference between the two?

    From the products in both categories i got the impression that PRO is used more for outdoor installations and some are very powerful and are much bigger. But as regards to sound quality ???

    If you are more into music does it make sense to install "small" Pro speakers in your listening room ??

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  2. MarkE19

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    It depends on how you define a Pro speaker. PA speakers are normally big and powerful, but wont have such a good sound quality. Then you have the nearfield monitors (eg my speakers, see sig below post) that are small and normally of very high quality.
    Pro nearfield monitors are often made without speaker grills and the case is not made with the same TLC you would get from HiFi/AV speakers, and therefore have far less WAF!

    Mark.
     
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    And if you ask a pro audio engineer about the difference between domestic hi-fi speakers and pro near/mid field monitors, they will tell you that hi-fi speakers are designed to sound good (ie they are coloured), whereas pro monitors are designed to be accurate so that the mix engineer can hear what is really in the recording.
     

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