• 11-14-2005, 09:52 AM
    bacchanal
    My first ribbon experience!
    Okay so they aren't planars, but they have ribbon tweeters. Does that count?;)

    I picked up a pair of Samson R6a active monitors to use as computer speakers. The R6a's are front ported with 6" LF driver and a 2" ribbon HF driver. They aren't the be-all, end-all in any way, but they are darn nice for the $430 I paid for them. I can't make any broad based claims comparing the ribbon tweeters to standard designs, but I was impressed by the amount of HF detail and complete absense of ear fatigue. I'll admit that part of my decision to buy these was that I wanted something a little 'different'. These probably aren't the best studio monitors in their class (for reasons unrelated to the ribbon), but I bought them for listening, not mixing. The only real sonic drawback to the R6a's is a slight boominess in the low end, something I can live with since they have a little more warmth than your average monitor.

    It's really impressive what one can get for the money in an entry level active studio monitor. I wish I would have known about these in college. They would have made a great, inexpensive dorm room sound system.

    Oh yeah, and they're neat looking! :D
  • 11-14-2005, 10:13 AM
    GMichael
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    Originally Posted by bacchanal
    Okay so they aren't planars, but they have ribbon tweeters. Does that count?;)

    I picked up a pair of Samson R6a active monitors to use as computer speakers. The R6a's are front ported with 6" LF driver and a 2" ribbon HF driver. They aren't the be-all, end-all in any way, but they are darn nice for the $430 I paid for them. I can't make any broad based claims comparing the ribbon tweeters to standard designs, but I was impressed by the amount of HF detail and complete absense of ear fatigue. I'll admit that part of my decision to buy these was that I wanted something a little 'different'. These probably aren't the best studio monitors in their class (for reasons unrelated to the ribbon), but I bought them for listening, not mixing. The only real sonic drawback to the R6a's is a slight boominess in the low end, something I can live with since they have a little more warmth than your average monitor.

    It's really impressive what one can get for the money in an entry level active studio monitor. I wish I would have known about these in college. They would have made a great, inexpensive dorm room sound system.

    Oh yeah, and they're neat looking! :D

    Nice looking speakers. It's good to have something nice to enjoy.
  • 11-19-2005, 01:49 AM
    Florian
    Gratulations on your first ribbon. :-)
    What are the next plans?
  • 12-08-2005, 10:08 AM
    bacchanal
    Well, I'm going to pick some mo-pads up tonight. That should help the low end behave a little better.

    I'd really like to try some maggies now, my Studio40s are so plain jane :p (no really, i love them)! I've heard maggies in stores, but it just isn't the same as listening at home. Maybe when my dog gets out of his puppy stage :rolleyes: