THE "TRUTH" HAS SET ME FREE!
I'm a pro player/songwriter with a modest but efficient home office studio. I just replaced my NS-10m's with the B3031A. They were recommended to me by a producer/studio owner friend and that choice was re-enforced by Lucas, my sales rep. My friend suggested I listen to some familiar records to "tune my ears" into the speakers. I played the Eagles' "Take It Easy" & "There' A Hole In The World". I got a strong, contained bottom and SUPER SMOOTH vocals - I heard mistakes like not hitting the sweet spot on a snare hit and getting about 40% rimshot. "Get Back" was AWSOME! - super guitar separation and juggernaut drums. When I threw on some original tracks I'm currently working on, I was hearing and tweaking subtle differences in the mix right away (FYI - make sure to check your switches on the back. I thought I had a blown speaker until I checked and saw it had the "mute low" on - a "+2" on high frequency works well for realism). I've spent top dollar on mikes, preamps, computers, etc., but these speakers are a terriffic value and work great with my high end stuff. Thanks, Sweetwater!