Loudspeakers

Broadly speaking, loudspeakers are used in television studios for several different purposes, such as monitoring, studio foldback, audience (PA), and intercommunication.

Monitoring

A high-quality monitoring loudspeaker in the sound-mixing area is essential. It must have a wide and flat frequency response and a good response to transients (the vitally important first few tens of milliseconds of a sound).

An easily overlooked fact is that the response of loudspeakers is apt to be affected by their proximity to walls, floors and ceilings. For this reason any loudspeaker being considered should, if possible, be listened to in the position in which it will be used. Other important factors are the power-handling (will it produce enough ...

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