The Professional Monitor Company (PMC) has made some enormous leaps and strides since its conception in the 90’s. Today, we will be reviewing the Result6, designed to be a more recent entry-level option from PMC. Let’s get into it.
About the author
- 1″ HF driver
- 6.5″ LF driver
- 165 W, bi-amped
- 45 Hz – 22 kHz
- 2 kHz crossover frequency
- 112 dB max SPL
- 15″ x 7.8″ x 14.2″
Final verdict on the PMC Result6
The Result6 monitors are a wonderful choice in terms of sound quality and performance. The bass is tight, the sweet spot is wide, the midrange is transparent, and the stereo imaging is beautiful.
PMC has also implemented some innovative features in the monitor’s design to aid the process of dispersion and edge diffraction. Ultimately, if your budget allows, I can happily recommend these monitors.
What I like
- Neutral voicing.
- Accurate bass.
- Wide sweet spot and balanced imaging.
What I don’t like
Power and frequency response
The PMC Result6 monitors are bi-amped and powered with an overall output of 165 watts. The LF driver is 6.5 inches, while the HF driver is only 1 inch. These monitors are also noted as having a max peak SPL at 112 dB (1 m), so no need to worry if they’ll be loud enough.
The frequency response here goes from 45 Hz to 22 kHz, and to my ears, the total balance is phenomenal. They sound incredibly open, the imaging is solid, and the low end is tight. The mid range is remarkably transparent as well, which makes it very easy to notice small details in a mix.
As I moved around the studio, I also found that the sweet spot here is a lot wider than I was expecting it to be. The stereo image stays well intact even when you’re positioned off-axis.
I/O and controls
As far as inputs and outputs are concerned, the PMC Result6 monitors are incredibly straightforward.
There’s a single XLR input for feeding audio, and then there is an input trim knob for adjusting the sensitivity within a range of -10 dB to +10 dB. Lastly, there’s an ICE power socket and an On/Off switch. Simple.
I haven’t much to say about the build here. The enclosure has been fabricated out of Medite Sound Damped Composite material, which has been chosen to help reduce any issues with resonance or unwanted vibrations.
The tweeter features D-Fins on its sides, which are meant to help reduce edge diffraction and enhance the dispersion of high-end information. There are decoupling bands on the cabinet, which provide additional help in this process.
Overall, these are well-designed monitors. I appreciate the thought and care that went into their performance.
Compared to other studio monitors
At $3,000 a pair, the Result6 are easily some of the best options for professional monitoring to get around this price range. But here are a few alternatives to consider.
Result6 vs Genelec 8340A
What can I say? Genelecs are Genelecs. In my experience, I find myself preferring the Genelec’s performance over most anything, however, they are vastly more expensive.
So if your budget has $1,000 worth of wiggle room, I would happily recommend the 8340A SAMs, but you ultimately can’t really go wrong with either choice.
Result6 vs Focal Solo6
The Focals are good but I would honestly go for the PMCs. The imaging is better, and I find the midrange to be more transparent. Although, the Focals do offer more control over the performance with a few shelving and EQ knobs on the rear panel. Trust your gut on this one, they’re both solid options.
Who are the PMC Result6 monitors best suited for?
The Result6 monitors are best suited for professional audio engineers looking for a pro-grade monitoring system. If you have $3,000 to throw down on these bad boys, why don’t you just go out and do it?Buy PMC Result6 at: Sweetwater
You can also watch this video by my colleague Fabio where he puts the PMC Result6 studio monitors to the test.