Finding the best spot for these monitors isn’t tricky - the integrated, tiltable Iso-Pod helps. The sound, meanwhile, is natural, unforced and controlled, with excellent stereo imaging. You get a good sense of the room in which the recording was made, and of that elusive front-to-back depth. Mancini’s score for The Pink Panther, for instance, came across as ‘real’ and less like a recording (much more so than with other monitors), with a convincing 3D soundstage and sweet top-end air.
When mixing, we could hear that our reverb processor was too ‘springy’. There was a graininess to the guitars - a harshness at 1.8kHz - but it turned out to be a problem with the recording that we hadn’t spotted, so it was actually a plus.
These are excellent monitors for any genre, with their superior handling of acoustic material showing just how classy they are.