What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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zenguitar wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:57 pm The OP has returned, quoted one of the replies, and inserted a spam link into the quoted reply...

Andy :beamup:

I cruise several audio/recording forums a day and have never noticed this sort of thing on any of the other web sites. Do other sites just put up with it or is SOS particularly prone to such attacks? I must say that the mods do a great job here - the posts are generally respectful even if opinions diverge and scarcely a troll in site. :thumbup:
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Re: What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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Quoting text from a legitimate post and inserting a spam link is a common spamming trick. One we've been wise to for many years ;)

Usually they are removed completely and never seen publicly. But in this instance a number of people had replied in good faith so I decided a different course of moderation to respect those contributions.

I can't comment on other sites, but I doubt SOS is especially prone to such attacks.

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Re: What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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zenguitar wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:15 pm Quoting text from a legitimate post and inserting a spam link is a common spamming trick. One we've been wise to for many years ;)

When 'bots come up with better thread ideas than humans? :D

I use a 32" screen set back about 4" from my monitors. I used a 27" display for about 3 years and it just felt too restricted so I went up in size over the summer. 32" seems significantly larger and has worked a treat!
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Re: What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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Luke W wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:47 pm
blinddrew wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:03 pm One of my next jobs is to make a new speaker and screen* shelf for my desk. The current one isn't quite deep enough for me to really get my screens behind the front baffles of the speakers.
That's the easy bit of the project, replacing the main shelf will be a bit more convoluted.

I used up some leftover Rockwool/Cara from building my panels and made up a stand for my screens that gets them right back behind the desk between my speaker stands and doubles up as an additional trap. Seemed like quite a handy idea at the time.

My guitar racks sit behind the desk so I can't sensibly build a dedicated stand, but a new desk shelf is easy enough.
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blinddrew wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:46 pm My guitar racks sit behind the desk so I can't sensibly build a dedicated stand, but a new desk shelf is easy enough.

Do be careful Drew - in my previous studio I had a full-width shelf built onto my desk for my monitor screen to sit on, and then I put all my rack FX 'under' the shelf'.

When I was dismantling this studio prior to moving, I had a quick listen to my acoustics once this shelf had been removed, and the stereo image was noticeably clearer. So much so that I abandoned the shelf in my current studio to give my monitor speakers a clearer path to my ears.

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Re: What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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Not sure I understand entirely Martin.
My desk is like so:
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I'm talking about replacing the top shelf (that the monitors and monitors are currently sitting on) with a new one, in the same place, but which extends backwards another four or five inches in the centre. This way the screens can sit further back without making any other changes to the desk or the monitor position.
(P.S. ignore the little desk off to the left, was doing some podcast recording for work).
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Re: What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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blinddrew wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:22 pm Not sure I understand entirely Martin.

Ah, you'd better ignore me then ;)

Yours is exactly the approach I had in my previous studio - a two-tier desk with rack bits and bobs slotted in underneath.

My point was that when I removed that shelf altogether and then propped up my two loudspeakers to the same height as before, I could hear the acoustic improvement immediately with all that 'free space' in front of the speakers.

If you're already happy with your sound with that full-width top shelf in place, and are about to replace it with a deeper one so your monitor screens can go further back then fine - carry on!

What I did instead in my current studio was to throw away the top shelf, saw a 19-inch wide 9-u high hole in my desk, installed all my rack gear horizontally into that to keep it well out of the way of the loudspeakers. buy 1-metre high floor-mounting stands for my loudspeakers to get them off the desk altogether, and install a huge 'megatrap' behind the desk that my monitor screen now sits on, as shown here:
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Re: What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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I'm looking forward to an article on the acoustic benefits of a pint of vodka to the left of one's desk now Martin :lol:

In all seriousness though, if the acoustics in my new studio build are as good as Martin's environment (having had the pleasure of hearing it first hand) I'll be more than satisfied.
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Re: What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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Martin Walker wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:50 pm What I did instead in my current studio was to throw away the top shelf, saw a 19-inch wide 9-u high hole in my desk, installed all my rack gear horizontally into that to keep it well out of the way of the loudspeakers.

Ah, you won't be able to see it from the picture above but none of the stuff in the rack space is actually racked as it's not rackable. If I sawed a hole in the desk it would fall through. Well, actually only as far as the keyboard shelf below, until I moved that, then they would fall through.
All in all, not a good idea! :D
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Re: What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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Fairy Nuff Drew, oh it's not vodka Eddy, but sparkling water ;)

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Re: What size screen do you use? (thinking about acoustics)

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Martin Walker wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:38 pm Fairy Nuff Drew, oh it's not vodka Eddy, but sparkling water ;)

Martin


was the water pre-sparkled or

:shifty:
do you have a secret stash of carbon dioxide ?
:shh:

I have 2x 23" LCDs side by side in landscape. although I am toying with the idea of mounting one in portrait orientation for the purposes of reading documents - which tend to be formatted portrait instead of computer friendly landscape.
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