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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:57 pm    Post subject: Monitor placement Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I’m trying to figure out how to place speakers for a 5.1 setup in my studio. I have several video monitors at my workstation so it seems that the audio monitors will have to be above them. I’ve seen photos of this kind of set up with the speakers aimed down toward the listening position. Has anyone had any experience with this kind of setup?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Monitor placement Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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I’ve seen photos of this kind of set up with the speakers aimed down toward the listening position. Has anyone had any experience with this kind of setup?


Yes, and that kind of monitor placement rarely works if you intend to set up a proper monitoring enviroment. Trust me.
It is of course possible that you can manage to tweak a fairly decent sound out of such a placement scheme, but in general it is not supposed to work well.

It all depends on if you want a studio monitoring setup for critical listening sessions or some kind of workspace with loudspeakers. The way I think you work suggests that you want a WIHIWIG* rig.



*WIHIWIG = what I hear is what I get

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

WIHIWIG is what I need. But I do every thing at the computer. I need my video monitors infront of me. But turning to listen is the pitts. I'm stumped. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Do you have any pictures of your studio?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The set-up is kinda U shaped with the open end a bit pinched. But any way it could be arranged to fit in the room woul be OK. There are bookcase and storage cabinets at the other end of the room that are part of the studio.


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Notice the air hose on the floor(lower right hand corner) . It's the newest hardware addition to the studio. For cleaning heat sinks. I had compressed air in the basement so all it needed was a fitting a hose and a hole in the floor. (Don't tell the Mrs. Wink )
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