Angle of studio monitors

Discussion in 'Studio' started by Triple, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. superliquidsunshine

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    In my mind the tennis ball thing isn't going to be as good as the foam as the balls are not dense and will transfer the energy instead of soaking it up relative to a purposeful foam. Monitors suspended in the air would work the best.
     
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    I wonder what the price tag would be on floating monitors.
    :rofl:
     
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    Señor Mercury Soto, I am so being serious, although I of course should have explained myself! The monitors could be sitting on a wooden platform in turn suspended by wire through eyelets screwed into the ceiling. That could definately work. Also and in the same vein, if someone's studio had a back wall that was free of another wall outside of it (as well as any neighbors that might not enjoy the noise), doors could open up so there would be no reflections of bass frequencies. Mixing outside would be the best world solution.
     
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    Suspended monitors sounds like a good idea moosh, but if you think about Newtons 3rd Law for a moment, I think there would be a number of specific tempos that would cause resonance depending on the suspension type and model used that would in turn cause imaging problems, think of the bass speaker as a low powered air pump.

    The outside idea is good tho..........bit of a bugger if its windy or raining tho.
     
  5. dragonhill

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    YOu want something strong that doesn't transfer energy. Like the multiple utube DIY apartment electronic drum silencer videos.
    I'm basing my theory according to Streaky's findings.
    His favorite system is a 'suspended in air' $600 magnetic system. Which beat out a 'floating' $200 magnetic system. Then is was the two brackets system, and foam came in next right above cardboard.

    The tennis balls simulate that magnetic suspension. Hey it's a $20 gamble or cheaper if you already have 8 tennis balls like I did. Or if you are handy with a drill press even cheaper. Two pieces of wood the exact size of your monitor with four 1.5 inch holes each?
    It works for me. It might work for you?
     
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    Part of the point of nearfields is that there is limited bass reponse anyway. Bass gets heavily affected by the tuning of the room so nearfields are exactly what their name implies and how they are used and that includes a bass rolloff.
     
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    My dear friend. I meant no disrespect at all. I hope you take no offense. After your kind explanation, it all falls in place.
    My friend, I might do it just to hear results with very own ears. As you say, it's not costly to implement although I don't have tennis balls at home.
     
  8. dragonhill

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    Please do. any year end garage sales coming up in your neighborhood?

    Before we get accused of hijacking this thread, this is the original thread when I 'waked and baked' this idea
    https://audiosex.pro/threads/studio-monitor-isolation.30995/#post-275955
     
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    A suspended in air magnetic system seems a bit odd to me given that any magnetic field near monitors will cause problem given that a speaker is basically a moving coil magnet.
     
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    I'm sure there's something about 90 degree opposing polarity or not strong enough to matter? @MMJ2017?
     
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    My bass playing friend, I look at the pic and see my monitors (the bigger ones) and a very similar solution. :yes:
     
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    Problem is, that the anti-g technology isn't even invented, so we'll have to wait a while.
    When (if) it will be invented it will be quite energy consuming, so we'll need a fusion reactor in the garage to feed the monitor-floating anti-g field. :rofl:

    But fun aside: I like cheaper solutions. And one possible solution instead of those $800 pads may be 8 of these:
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    Thats used in offices so that you don't need to lick the stamps, instead you suck the foam with water.
    I bought 8 of these ($40 all together) and filled them with a slightly harder and higher foam. Works nicely.

    btw I won't hear (age 57) the difference to the $800 thingies anyway. :no:
     
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