Choosing the right monitors can be a challenge in any scenario. To choose well from many candidate monitors for their multiple stereo and 5.1 monitor setups, recording studios and broadcast production facilities often conduct blindfold listening tests. They do this to make the best possible decision based entirely on pure audio considerations.
“Monitors must be the most overhyped and least understood part of the audio chain,” says Fred Speckeen, Global Business Manager, Dynaudio Professional. “Paul Mac brings together his own extensive experience and the seminal AES20 standard to this paper, providing a practical approach to selecting monitors via critical listening. Inspired by the fact that monitor selection by systematic blindfold tests is increasingly common at the highest levels of the pro audio industry, this paper covers the issues of listening environment, listening material and the listening process. Buying monitors is one of the most critical and expensive decisions each of us has to make in assembling a studio that’s a joy to work in. We hope that this paper contributes to making that process a success for everyone.”
The paper is available as a free download along with accompanying audio files for stereo and multichannel system configuration.
TC Electronic and Dynaudio Professional have teamed up to spread the love amongst their Facebook fans.
Joining the Dynaudio Professional facebook page gives a chance to win a BMC-2 High Def DAC and Monitor Controller and a set of DBM50 monitors Dynaudio professional! Already a ‘fan’ of the page? You’re part of the family, and in the drawing too!
The winner will be announced 24. October so visit dynaudioprofessional.com/facebook. We actually got Level 42’s Mark King in on this as well. He uses the same set-up in his own studio and loves it for you can check him talking about exactly what excites him so much about this setup here.
Dynaudio Professional has announced the M3VE, a main monitoring solution which combines world-class driver and cabinet technology from Dynaudio Professional with cutting-edge amplification and signal processing from Lab.gruppen and Lake.
M3VE takes monitoring to a whole new level with a significant upgrade from its predecessor – the renowned M3A 3-way monitor. To top it off, the speakers are powered by a four-channel Lab.gruppen PLM10000Q amplifier, using the integrated, active crossover between LF and MF by Lake, while passively filtering the MF/HF cross-over point.
Sporting the newest and most pristine Dynaudio ESOTAR² driver technology, M3VE takes over where most other monitor systems give up. With unsurpassed attention to detail, underpinned by an impressive 22Hz – 21kHz frequency response and beyond 133dB SPL, M3VE leaves no room for desire in terms of resolution, range or sheer power. The only difference between M3XE and M3VE is that the latter is powered by a single Lab.gruppen PLM10000Q amplifier rather than two.
The cutting-edge combination of Lab.gruppen and Lake technology forms the ultimate backing for M3VE and ensures unlimited power and the tools for optimizing any room to become the perfect listening environment.
In short, M3VE surpasses any and all main monitor expectations!
Natural and Uncolored – Painstakingly Accurate Audio Reproduction.
Carefully Selected Materials – From Handmade Drivers to First-grade Wood, Cables and Connectors.
Extremely Powerful – 4,700 W Per Monitor.
ESOTAR² – Aluminum Voice Coil Technology.
Heavy Internal Damping – Minimum Cabinet Resonance.
Protection and Redundancy – Always Reliable.
Exclusive Lake Processing Algorithms – Raised Cosine Equalization, Linear-phase Crossovers and Limiter Max Loudspeaker Protection.
The M3VE is available for 27,300 USD / 20,300 EUR.
TC Electronic has announced that Dynaudio Professional is offering a chance to win an Impact Twin interface and a set of DBM50 monitor speakers.
Our friends at Dynaudio Professional have launched a competition where you can win a pair of their brand new DBM50 desktop monitors as well as one of our Impact Twin Audio Interfaces – virtually a ‘Bimbo Jones’ studio setup.
For a chance to win this great studio setup, simply join Dynaudio Professional on Facebook. If you are already connected with Dynaudio Professional on Facebook, you’re automatically participating.
Bimbo Jones has done remixes for super stars like Lady Gaga, Pink, Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Usher as well as released original dance music and topped the UK Dance Chart more than 50 times!
The winner will be announced on Dynaudio Professional’s Facebook page 1 August, 2012.
Dynaudio Professional (formerly known as Dynaudio Acoustics) has introduced its 20th Anniversary M3XE monitors that takes monitoring to a whole new level with a significant upgrade from its predecessor – the renowned M3A 3-way monitor. To top it off, the speakers are powered by two of Lab.gruppen’s highly esteemed PLM10000Q amplifiers.
Sporting the newest and most pristine Dynaudio driver technology, M3XE takes over where most other monitor systems give up. With unsurpassed attention to detail, underpinned by an impressive 20Hz – 22kHz frequency response and beyond 133dB SPL, M3XE leaves no room for desire in terms of resolution, range or sheer power.
The cutting-edge combination of Lab.gruppen, Lake and TC Electronic processing technology forms the ultimate backing for M3XE and ensures unlimited power and the tools for optimizing any room to become the perfect listening environment.
In short, M3XE surpasses any and all main monitor expectations!