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Are you using studio monitors?

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Hello,

 

As the questions states, are you using studio monitors as computer speakers? If so, what are you running?

 

RH


Edited by TheRH - 2/11/12 at 3:32pm
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Yes. Am using some JBL Control One bookshelf speakers. I just reinstalled them the other day and was surprised how crispy clean they sound in the treble department at low nearfield leveling volumes and postioning. They dont respond well to loud volume and bass though which is the reason i put them away for about a year using some INSIGNIA bass reflex bookshelfs instead i picked up at Best Buy. Glad i went back to the JBLs especially for night time listening when not in the mood for headphones or the more high volume detailed even when played low INSIGNIAs.

 

Advantage of the JBLs are their small size so the sound is more focused and contained in my space compared to the INSIGNIAs with their bigger cabinets.

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ADAM ARTist 5 + ADAM ARTIST Sub. I need more traps...

 

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Behringer B2031A Truth
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Not a true studio monitor .. but they get the job done.

 

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Thread Starter 

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KRK Rokit RP2 8's

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ADAM ARTist 5 + ADAM ARTIST Sub. I need more traps...

 

 



LOL.

 

How much of a difference did the treatments make?

 

I've been researching them lately and am especially interested in a corner bass trap as my right speaker fires directly into a corner. Not the most ideal placement but it's what I have to work with.  I found a foam factory that sells two 6" corner pieces for $30. I'm wondering if I should give them a try.

post #8 of 69

I use JBL 4311's and Mackie HR-824's.

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Genelec 8040A for the time being.

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yeah i want to know too. My monitors are really close to the wall so wonder if the treatments will work and change something. Someone care to give an explanation on its uses, placement in the room and how it works?
 

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LOL.

 

How much of a difference did the treatments make?

 

I've been researching them lately and am especially interested in a corner bass trap as my right speaker fires directly into a corner. Not the most ideal placement but it's what I have to work with.  I found a foam factory that sells two 6" corner pieces for $30. I'm wondering if I should give them a try.



 

post #11 of 69
Originally Posted by TheRH View Post
[…] If so, what are you running? […]


A pair of KRK Rokit 5 plus a matching subwoofer:

 

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Here’s a view of them in use:

 

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Werner.

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Noticeable difference. Acoustic treatment allows one to hear the true potential of monitors by reducing the frequency anomalies. Absolutely install bass traps in your situation. Preferably in the problem and rear corners.   

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How much of a difference did the treatments make?

 

I've been researching them lately and am especially interested in a corner bass trap as my right speaker fires directly into a corner...I'm wondering if I should give them a try.



It is even more important to treat your walls if your monitors are placed close to the wall. The suppression of first/primary reflections is right up there with bass trapping in importance.  


 

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yeah i want to know too. My monitors are really close to the wall...



 



 


Edited by adamlau - 2/1/12 at 4:11am
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Using modified M-Audio BX5's along with modified Tannoy TS10 subwoofer driven by a modified Asus Essense STX. Sound absolutely great. I get well balanced bass down to 16Hz. Needed for playing pipe organ music plus some other music I have. This bass was not possable stock, I D.C. coupled the subs amps as well as removed the subsonic filter & expanded the lowest crossover point from 50Hz to 25Hz. The satelites amps are also modded for D.C. coupling for the open sound that D.C. coupling presents as well as removed the subsonic filter on these as well & bypassed power filter cap with 2-12uf noninductive mylar caps, one for each power supply rail for each satelite speaker. The Essense STX I removed the coupling caps & put wire in thier place as well as bypassed 6 of the powersupply caps with 2uf noninductive malar caps. this opened up the sounf & improved the bass as well. The speakers I'm using are featured in my avatar.


Edited by germanium - 2/2/12 at 9:05pm
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JBL Control 2p.  love them for their portability, and they actually sound pretty good and detailed for their size as nearfields.

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Yeah Ive owned  several pairs right now Im running Dynaudio Bm5a's, Im looking to upgrade to a set of Three way actives but they are very pricey 1500>

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