Chapter 20

Studio monitoring systems

The concept of the system. Common weak links. Amplifiers. Cables. Crossovers. Filter slopes. Loudspeaker cabinets and drive units. Magnet and diaphragm properties and performance. Horn loading.

Ideally, the main control room monitoring system in any studio should be of high resolution, full audio bandwidth, low distortion, and should be able to provide sufficient sound pressure level at the mixing position for all forms of music recording likely to be undertaken in the studio. As discussed in the previous chapter, there are people, some of them with great skill, flair and experience, who choose to work principally on their favourite mid or small sized monitor loudspeakers, but that does not negate the need ...

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