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TDC 5, Active Monitor from Prodipe in the TDC series.


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Prodipe TDC 5 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Prodipe
  • Model: TDC 5
  • Series: TDC
  • Category: Active Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 12/11/2012

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Prodipe TDC 5 user reviews

Average Score:4.0(4/5 based on 1 review)
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Eddyandcompany05/15/2013

Eddyandcompany's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"There are only fools ..."

Prodipe TDC 5
We will not lie, I have no confidence in the brand "Low cost" that offer the best monitors in the world for 2 euros ... And I hate to invest in sub-brands! Prodipe So for me, at the outset, this is direct trash. It was all a priori, I take mine!
But I have enough to mix on my Mackie MR5 mk2 with the 5-inch woofer knows that restoring the "boom boom" and tweeter "tsk tsk" ... Listening to "client" or to compose, it will ... But for mixing, clearly forgetting! I was looking for instructors consistent, accurate, faithful, neutral, and all this without spending the GDP of Burundi. Being very satisfied with my 16-channel digital mixer from Presonus, I thought await the arrival of Eris 5 ... Fond memories of coaxial Tannoy monitors on which I worked in a large farmhouse studio, made me ogle to TDC 5.

SOUNDS

Is well known, out of the acute flickering and low drooling, it is within the reach of all manufacturers. Even the most famous fall into the trap (just listen to some models from KRK and Genelec ...). The challenge for a speaker manufacturer is to deliver a consistent sound information in the area of ​​medium frequencies, where the signal is the "full" and complex (vocals, guitar, synth, rhythmic elements, etc..). This is even more true when you pretend to offer pregnant "monitor" type that is to say, reference monitors ...

It is these frequencies that the human ear is able to perceive the information. Alas, how many studio monitors (or sold as such) are quite amputees this range of the sound spectrum! Result: your mix is ​​loud and aggressive on listening more right because you offset large strokes semi-parametric weak monitors in question ...


What strikes at first listening to TDC5 is the great sound overall consistency: clarity stamps and accuracy of the signal delivered literally jump ears. The coaxial technology is really a wise choice for "nearfield" listening ...
From the opera, Simon and Garfunkel, the first LP by Daft Punk, the last Sebastien Tellier, I swallow them all. The situation is really surprising mediums are very present and precise without being aggressive: means very small delay, reverb tails and other subtleties of mixing. The highs are clear and sweet without being recessed and the bass is kept dry while letting out a few bass frequencies, which is amazing for HP 5 inches. Be careful though: beyond 60% of volume, infra become vibrations ...

As long as we know monitors (ideally a little lower than placing your ears if you ask about their cutaway, 1 m from each other, facing towards you forming an equilateral triangle with mileu your listening area), the stereo image is very precise without being exaggeratedly open (as on Adam A5X for example, making a bit too much for my taste on that side ...).

By switching the TDC5 my MR5, I feel that makes me suddenly cotton in the ears. These bowls are really unable to deliver reliable mediums that name. Return to TDC5 is a true hearing release ...

I rediscovered the incredible taf com Sebastien Tellier on his latest album. Small pots masked by porridge lower than my Mackie me out, small sounds of synths panotent from left to right, deep aquifers and worked in phaser, all perfectly clear on TDC without exaggeration on a frequency band or other.

The LP Kavinsky is a great moment of happiness of low to high, is perfectly perceives the goldsmith work on the synth sounds, rhythm, etc ...

On the Cat Stevens, the voice is clear and intelligible and the guitars are absolutely gorgeous: every detail is rendered faithfully, we literally see the fingers sliding on the strings ...

On old prod House 90 'snares (TR 909) are full and plump, the feet are dry, well defined, and blend harmoniously with the bass lines without loss of accuracy. Means the attack, but also the body of the kick, which is not the case on my CMS 40 ...

Some old maxi Depeche Mode are super aggressive in the midrange ("It's Called a Heart"), the TDC do not gift ...

The voice of "Lacrymosa" from Mozart or Chopin piano (night) are very airy and returned with great delicacy. Listening, "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini demonstrated a surprising vitality and full of details (footsteps of the dancers on the wood of the opera placher).

Up to 60, 70% of the volume is flawless. Beyond that, besides the fact that this gun eardrums, the woofer starts to move and loses some of her outfit ...

Please note: the vent in front doing a very good job, not low invasive in the room, no unwanted vibrations, despite investment to 20 cm from the walls in a room of 20m2 semi-acoustically treated (bass trap in angles and foam kits placed in strategic points). Nothing to say.

OVERALL OPINION

In 25 years, I've owned a bunch of monitors on which I produced things marketed. Small infinity Hifi with exceptional EMIT ribbon tweeters, the NS10M accurate and effective for the time, Yamaha HS80 a "hard" and nothing tiring in treble, Tannoy PBM 6.5 mk2 fairly balanced, Mackie all whack the medium, fiendishly accurate CMS40, but a little "boxy" and too serious amputated for my use ...

Conclusion: I will not talk about the power button behind and other details that I think are not of interest. Only the sound of a pregnant interests me. and I come under this notice is only my opinion: there is that fools never change their minds.

Last year, I would have laughed at the idea of ​​buying the Prodipe that I was putting in the "Tapco / Alesis / Samson / Berhinger" the cheap stuff to start, but it sells them to speed sound as soon as we begin to know what you are doing with his fingers and his esgourdes ...

Well I was wrong: these monitors are real tools, you délivent a stereo image while to actually consistent with an accurate and detailed front soundstage. These boxes render you a "real" sound. It is not embellished or flattered, or rotten as on some "shitbox" way Auratone cubes are used in the pros, saying "if it goes on it it goes everywhere" (which according to my modest experience is not true every time!).

I now know that against all odds, I will keep these Prodipe which, if they are as reliable as they are accurate, are loyal companions for many years, for less than half the price of my CMS40 .. . Certainly the quality of manufacture, although all at absolutely correct, is not the same level as at Focal, but you must know what you want to listen to her: admire or listen ...

A very real, very good surprise then! If TDC6 and 8 are also amazing, the competition has to worry about ...
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