I had an interesting one this weekend. The Caterthuns (and I) were invited to a speaker shoot-out at a well known producers’ newly re-furb’d studio here in Brighton (hi Steve). Spent 5 or 6 hours (in very engaging company) listening to a range of pro-grade powered near-field monitors, pushing upwards of £6K5, then a pair on NS10s for reference (which did really well on a £3000 sound card + 100W amp). I was then invited to connect the Caterthuns I’d brought to the party (my personal pair, in black). So, perched precariously atop the mixing desk, we swapped the wires over from the NS10s to my black Cats.
The effects were immediate.
Suddenly, all the boxy-ness of the NS10 mid-range disapearead to be replaced with clear, open space.
Suddenly, the bass kicked-in, and they performed with SPL’s that took one’s breath away, on a quarter of the power…
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