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Re: Could use advice on changing monitor placement

Thanks for confirming, Hugh, and good point on them sliding off :shock:
I wish this wasn't the solution because I'll have to move some already-mounted panels to the new reflection points. Ugh. Life.
by PoliticalBonoboSat May 14, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Could use advice on changing monitor placement Replies: 2 Views: 137

Could use advice on changing monitor placement

I've had to recently gut my studio setup and am now trying set things up properly with new equipment (e.g. moving to a single wide monitor and incorporating a laptop). I feel my studio monitors (Focal Shape 65's, 6.5in) are too close to my listening position, where I might as well just be wearing he...
by PoliticalBonoboSat May 14, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Could use advice on changing monitor placement Replies: 2 Views: 137

Re: Question on specific room treatment

I haven't heard of foam diffusers though, the point of diffuser is that the still reflect but break up (diffuse) the reflections. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHTmNyo_0O0 There are foam panels with diffusing "shapes" on the surface, but I see how a foam diffuser wouldn't work! Do you t...
by PoliticalBonoboTue Mar 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Question on specific room treatment Replies: 11 Views: 1052

Re: Question on specific room treatment

Remember that too much HF absorption will make the room sound dull or boxy so don't overdo it (diffusers are useful to prevent this, you bookshelf will work as one for starters). Thanks, Sam. I left about 15in of bare wall between each cloud shown and have yet to do anything with the space on the c...
by PoliticalBonoboTue Mar 06, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Question on specific room treatment Replies: 11 Views: 1052

Re: Question on specific room treatment

As Sam says, spacing the panels off the walls will extend their low end usefulness (same applies to the 4" panels). I can't see a door on the diagram but, if it's not in the way, you may be better off putting panels across the rear corners. Yeah, I actually do have the 4in clouds and wall pane...
by PoliticalBonoboMon Mar 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Question on specific room treatment Replies: 11 Views: 1052

Re: Question on specific room treatment

Why do you want thinner panels? Purely for cosmetic and space-saving reasons. 2in isn't necessity though, so I'll just keep things going with 4in thick. It's probably also worth mentioned I have all the 4in panels about 2in from the wall. Also looking at your plan you should already be hearing a hu...
by PoliticalBonoboMon Mar 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Question on specific room treatment Replies: 11 Views: 1052

Question on specific room treatment

Here is the layout of my room. The ceilings are 7.5ft high. The treatment in red is already completed (or soon to be completed). The red panels are 4in-thick 4.0pcf Thermalfiber safing mineral wool. What I'm wondering is this: would there be an issue in using 2in thick panels (shown in green) instea...
by PoliticalBonoboMon Mar 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Question on specific room treatment Replies: 11 Views: 1052

Re: Using monitors' on-board filters

Any harm then in treating the room as well as I can and leaving the filters at 0? It almost seems better to leave them off and just be aware of the room deficiencies when mixing. FWIW, I do use ARC2 software to check against (I don't keep it on all the time).
by PoliticalBonoboWed Feb 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Using monitors' on-board filters Replies: 5 Views: 421

Using monitors' on-board filters

How exactly should one use the frequency filters on monitors? I have the Shape 65's, and have left all the filters at 0, preferring not to touch them. It seems like the only correct way would be to analyze the room and determine nodes and antinodes and adjust the filters to account for these. Otherw...
by PoliticalBonoboWed Feb 28, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Using monitors' on-board filters Replies: 5 Views: 421

Question about monitor setup (with passive radiators)

I just received a pair of Focal Shape 65's, which have a passive radiator on each side of the speaker. I use two computer screens side-by-side and set a speaker the speakers on each end of the screens. However, this causes the side radiators pointed inwards to be covered from listener's view by the ...
by PoliticalBonoboMon Jan 29, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Question about monitor setup (with passive radiators) Replies: 2 Views: 259