i just ordered a pair of Yamaha HS7 Active Flat Response Monitors for 320 GBP (from Absolute Music Solutions). i have been researching all my options and finally decided upon these. My best friend has the HS8 and plyed me his Nord Piano thru them. They sounded great (but are too big for my workspace). So i have bought the next model down.
i recently bought (or rather aquired) a beautiful large desk so my workspace is coming nicely together now. i also purchased a pair of (ISO Acoustic) 6 x inch speaker stands to raise the HS7’s to my ear level :-
I had a look at you pics, they sure do look the part, better than my two ugly paving stones on each side. Mind you, the pavers do a pretty good job.
Have you experimented to find out how the stands perform, using them versus not using them, what’s the difference, and do you like what you hear?
If you like, I’ll look for your answer on the forum (but PM’s fine), others may be interested…
Thanks heaps mate, all the best,
i did a quick basic test and there is a difference with the BASS FREQUENCIES. This will be due also to the fact the speakers are/were sat directly on a wooden desk. Having the stands eleminates any such unwated resonant issues. The MoPAD Foam provides even more isolation but i do not actually hear any difference so it may be very minute, or maybe my ears are not trained enough in such detailed listening. But in any case, i use them as double precaution regardless.
And of course the stands raise my speakers by 12 x cm which brings the tweaters to ear-level.
From what I know, the treble and bass pots are generally used for room correction. If you feel that your room is reflecting some frequencies then adjusting the pots may help to achieve a neutral sound.
I have one ~30cmx30cmx5cm recycled foam rubber pad (kinda soft but firm) under each monitor on DIY stands on the floor.
It’s just scrap material used for shock prevention for packaging fragile and expensive equipment.
I took it out of the waste bin, swept it in some black cloth and it’s perfect.