monitor question

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by perfectwave, May 26, 2005.

  1. perfectwave

    perfectwave Guest

    I just purchased a pair of the dynaudio nearfields, I was wondering what's the best way to match my room to these speakers. I have lots of 2" auralex pyramid foam. Ive herd of a mirror trick where you put foam on the walls according to the reflection?? not quiet sure about that. My control room is pretty small (8x8), with a glass slider to my right. Any help here would be of great assistance.
     
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    I would be VERY conservative with the 2" foam (you shouldn't need more than a sheet or two in that room) and concentrate on low end absorption - In an 8x8 room, that's going to be a nightmare.
     
  3. Kevin Glenn

    Kevin Glenn Guest

    The mirror trick is still not a bad idea... and I agree also with the above.. start off conservative. Dont just slap it all up or you will wind up with a crappy sounding room. Start small, increments added as needed.
    Good luck,
    kev
     
  4. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    But don't be conservative with bass trapping - It won't be physically possible to put too much in an 8x8 room unless it's actually blocking your view of the speakers.

    Well, that *might* be an overstatement... But not by much...
     
  5. perfectwave

    perfectwave Guest

    Thanks for all the help guys, Another question: what's the best way to measure the response of a room? Or what is the best way for me to go about finding out what corrections i need to make in freq response? (real world examples). One benefit of my control room is that one wall is at about a 30 degree angle, so at least im not dealing with a perfect box . Also the roof has a pitch which i think helps too.
     
  6. karbomusic

    karbomusic Active Member

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    Try searching for ETF5 over in the acoustics & design forum. Its a software program for measuring room response. You should find a wealth of information there.

    There is a demo of ETF5 available for download I believe.

    Hope this helps-

    Karbo
     
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