Monitor Placement Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by Vince Jaeger, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    Hi there,

    I'm currently setting up my little sound design suite and I have my TR8-N's spaced 48" apart

    [Center of monitor, to the other monitors center]

    Each speaker is about 40-44"away from my listening position with is approximately 45% to the center of the room.
    [The room is appr 11'x12' - 8' ceiling]

    The monitors are both perfectly centered to my ear height and are angled about 30 or 60 depending which way you look at it...
    [I used cinder blocks to raise them off my desk and to have some mass between them and the desk, also between the monitors and cinder blocks are 2 thick mouse pads.]
    Ghetto engineering at its finest ladies and gentlemen.

    Does this sound good for monitor placement? Comments/Suggestions?
    I could draw a diagram for reference if anyone would like to see.

    Next stop acoustical treatment/broadband absorption...
  2. Ben Godin

    Ben Godin Active Member

    Jun 5, 2004
    Charlotte, NC, USA
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    the monitor setup is perfectly fine, let me comment on the wall construction, it looks as if those walls give off nasty echoes, looks like concrete, id get some acoustic foam to add a perfect touch to your already good looking setup, get as much of the walls done and get bass traps in correct places. :cool:
  3. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    That they do, its actually a textured dry wall.
    I'm going to probably go the 705 frk route, plus some Fiberglass rolls stacked for bass traps in the back of the room.
  4. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    my experienc etells me that the distance between the monitors should be about 2/3 of the distance to your listening position...

    making it any wider will make everything you do sound wider than it really is....

    and then align the monitors so that the "crossing point" of the sound is a couple of inches in front of you... this gives the best perception of depth...

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