Tech Tips

What is the LFE Channel? - Tip 7

Many people call the LFE channel the “subwoofer channel.” In fact, the LFE channel is the space on the storage media for the .1 encoded (and usually band limited) audio channel. The “subwoofer channel...

Placing Free-standing Loudspeakers with Subwoofer - Tip 3

Placing Free-standing Loudspeakers with Subwoofer - Tip 3Using a subwoofer with the crossover filter (typically at 85 Hz) between the loudspeakers and the subwoofer can improve the monitoring system. The high-passed loudspeakers (sometimes called ‘satellite...

How to Acoustically Treat a Room - Tip 6

A very common question is: how do I acoustically treat my room so that I get the best from my monitors? Well, this is a very large subject area covering room geometry, reverberation and decay time, so...

Placing Free-standing Loudspeakers - Tip 2

Placing Free-standing Loudspeakers - Tip 2In general, when positioning a loudspeaker’s front baffle further than 30 cm from the wall, a reflection can cause a cancellation in the low frequency response and hence a loss in the bass reproductio...

Far-field Positioning - Vertical or Horizontal? - Tip 5

Far-field Positioning - Vertical or Horizontal? - Tip 5Firstly, positioning a monitor on the meter-bridge will cause the entire surface area of the mixing desk to vibrate when playing loud signals. This will affect the perceived sound quality as energy is...

Wall behind the Loudspeaker Cancellation - Tip 1

Wall behind the Loudspeaker Cancellation - Tip 1The mechanism of cancellation is very simple. When two identical signals are in anti-phase (180 degrees out of phase), they cancel each other. If the loudspeaker is a quarter wavelength away from a re...

The Loudspeaker Radiation Space - Tip 4

The Loudspeaker Radiation Space - Tip 4An enclosed dynamic loudspeaker drive unit has theoretically ideal working conditions only if its frontal radiation space is either a full or a half space (i.e. spherical or hemi-spherical radiation)....

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