Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Sierra 1 for near field / studio use?

  1. #1

    Default Sierra 1 for near field / studio use?

    I have the original Sierra 1s sitting around. They were replaced years ago with the Towers. I've considered putting the Sierra 1s in my office recently. I would use them for light mixing and casual listening. The room is not that large (12'x15'). Has anyone used the Sierra 1s in such an application? Also, I would not have a ton of room between the rear of the speakers and the wall. Am I better off buying a pair of studio monitors? If you have been able to make it work with the Sierra 1s, what amp/receiver have you used to drive them? This would be music 2.0 only application.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    134

    Default Re: Sierra 1 for near field / studio use?

    I use my Sierra 2's near field quite often. I auditioned the 1's and in my opinion the key difference is the RAAL tweeter. I actually thought the 1's had a tad bit more bass. I wouldn't hesitate for a minute using the 1's in a near field application.
    I don't think you need a ton of room behind them, and would think the neutral nature of the speakers would lend themselves well to a studio application. Frankly, if I could figure out how to use my 2's for both listening and with my ProTools rig I would do it in a heartbeat. I think you'd be very hard pressed to find studio monitors that would come anywhere near the Sierras for the price.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    S.E. La. - USA
    Posts
    94

    Default Re: Sierra 1 for near field / studio use?

    Quote Originally Posted by malaplace View Post
    I have the original Sierra 1s sitting around. They were replaced years ago with the Towers. I've considered putting the Sierra 1s in my office recently. I would use them for light mixing and casual listening. The room is not that large (12'x15'). Has anyone used the Sierra 1s in such an application? Also, I would not have a ton of room between the rear of the speakers and the wall. Am I better off buying a pair of studio monitors? If you have been able to make it work with the Sierra 1s, what amp/receiver have you used to drive them? This would be music 2.0 only application.

    Thanks!
    MP,

    I think your plans for a 2.0 "listening room" using the Sierra 1's should work Very Well! I have my Sierra 1 NrT's in a much smaller dedicated\intimate music room in a 2.1 arrangement and their holographic 3D presentation is amazing! You can read my review HERE with my included electronics in my sig!

    However, after all the dust settles with their new web developments and new sales, I'll talk with Dave about substituting the new "LUNAS" in this small 90sf listening environment for possible even better imaging, soundstage presentation and midrange presence!!

    Ted
    Sierra-1 NrT's, Axiom EP 500, Emotiva USP-1, Emotiva UPA-2, Phillips CD880 (dedicated 2.1 listening room)!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    NW Pennsylvania
    Posts
    433

    Default Re: Sierra 1 for near field / studio use?

    Quote Originally Posted by malaplace View Post
    I have the original Sierra 1s sitting around. They were replaced years ago with the Towers. I've considered putting the Sierra 1s in my office recently. I would use them for light mixing and casual listening. The room is not that large (12'x15'). Has anyone used the Sierra 1s in such an application? Also, I would not have a ton of room between the rear of the speakers and the wall. Am I better off buying a pair of studio monitors? If you have been able to make it work with the Sierra 1s, what amp/receiver have you used to drive them? This would be music 2.0 only application.

    Thanks!
    You might try the q plugs if the desktop placement boosts the bass too much
    Nate

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •