HEDD 20 Mk2 - Are they worth the money ?

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Re: HEDD 20 Mk2 - Are they worth the money ?

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Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Luke W wrote:...for the same reason that I wouldnt use rockwool panels to carry food around. :D


Oh... so shouldn't I be doing that then? :shocked:

It's just that I had some left over and I didn't want to pay 10p for the bags... :lol:


Ok, you've all had your fun with me. :roll: But seriously, I appreciate all the help and advise and will take on board the home made solution as I like a bit of DIY and would rather spend as much as I can on the monitors. How big to make the paneling a small room is uncertain but perhaps a large one on the ceiling, and two small on each wall would probably do the trick.
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Marbury wrote:Ok, you've all had your fun with me. :roll: But seriously, I appreciate all the help and advise and will take on board the home made solution as I like a bit of DIY and would rather spend as much as I can on the monitors. How big to make the paneling a small room is uncertain but perhaps a large one on the ceiling, and two small on each wall would probably do the trick.


It's certainly worth it if you don't mind the work. You've got the right approach, even just three panels in the positions you mention will make a big difference. Acoustics is an incredibly complex subject but just by doing the basics you can usually get a decent result rather quickly, it's getting from "good enough" to "perfect' that gets a lot more involved.

In terms of size, if you can try to plan for anything that the size of your chosen filling (Rockwool or whatever) divides equally into then you'll be getting the most for your money. Apologies if that sounds rather obvious...

Sam, Drew and myself have all got recent(ish) threads in the DIY section showing how we've built panels for our rooms, and there have been others in the past as well.
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Re: HEDD 20 Mk2 - Are they worth the money ?

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As is very evident from all of the published Studio SOS articles, a small amount of very basic acoustic treatment makes a HUGE difference to the perceived sound quality in the room, even with modest speakers.
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Just to reinforce the comments above, the first three or four panels at the mirror points (side walls, ceiling and rear wall if it's close) will get you 70% of the way there.
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Re: HEDD 20 Mk2 - Are they worth the money ?

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The HEDD Mk 2 is the one I think I will go for, and later get the treatment sorted. I will add that my room is about 11 x 9 ft.
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Hugh Robjohns wrote:As is very evident from all of the published Studio SOS articles, a small amount of very basic acoustic treatment makes a HUGE difference to the perceived sound quality in the room, even with modest speakers.


I can also echo this from personal experience. For the last 25 years+ I've worked on 'home studio' music in a variety of environments and steadily built my equipment over that time. In the last 3 years or so I've visited various people with treated home-based environments, a number of whom are forum regulars, and the difference in the listening experience was borderline unbelievable to me.

It was in no small part this realisation which kicked off my big home studio project that I'm now in the midst of!
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Re: HEDD 20 Mk2 - Are they worth the money ?

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Marbury wrote:The HEDD Mk 2 is the one I think I will go for, and later get the treatment sorted. I will add that my room is about 11 x 9 ft.


...And the circle is complete: we return to page 1 of 4! :lol:
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Re: HEDD 20 Mk2 - Are they worth the money ?

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If you can wait a month or two, monitor guru Phil Ward has just received some of the HEDD MkII series monitors, and we'll be publishing the review soon. (We'd hoped to get them in advance of their official announcement but shipping was delayed by Brexit.)

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Re: HEDD 20 Mk2 - Are they worth the money ?

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The Korff wrote:If you can wait a month or two, monitor guru Phil Ward has just received some of the HEDD MkII series monitors, and we'll be publishing the review soon. (We'd hoped to get them in advance of their official announcement but shipping was delayed by Brexit.)

Cheers,

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Ok, thanks for that.
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Re: HEDD 20 Mk2 - Are they worth the money ?

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This is kinda off topic but here goes...

Recently bought a pair of Hedds Sys20 MK2 and have fallen seriously in love with the sound. (I've never tried 310's.)

But after week I have serious issues with the mode-switching function, the auto standby. The monitors seems to have a mind of their own about this, sometimes they go to sleep after 1/2 an hour of silence as expected, sometimes one of them will stay awake and the other goes to sleep, I also get loud pops out of the L channel when it goes into standby but not out of the R channel.

I'm alarmed and a bit wary. Naturally I've started a discussion with Support at Hedd. We'll see. In the meantime I'm wondering if the MK1's were super reliable, plagued with any such issues? Is the upgraded system any real improvement. The move to a digital system seems a big price to pay for having a Linearizer on board?

Does anyone agree or totally differ?

Interesting to see the 310's so highly recommended by Hugh R.
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