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8240 Placement (Wall/Windows)
I read the monitor setup guide though I have a more specific question in regards to the placement of 8240s in my room.
My mix room is in an apartment, 14Lx12Wx10H. The wall my monitors are up against have 2 windows, which are right behind the monitors. There are curtains over the windows. 4 GIK Tritrap bass traps in the corners behind the monitors, 6 GIK panels for early reflection points (2 to the left, 2 to the right, 2 on the ceiling) and a monster bass trap at the back of the room centered. Carpeted.
My listening position calculated at 38% of the length of the room is approximately 5'4" from the front wall.
Wondering the ideal placement of the 8240s from the wall/windows, prior to doing a GLM calibration, and what roll off / tilt should I use if not using the GLM calibration?
My recommendation to new users is to set aside a few hours and document what you do. For example measurement one would be " wall, close, height, mix postion" where
"wall" defines which wall the speakers are in front of (if you have the ability to use multiple walls)
"close" defines how close the speaker was to the wall behind it
"height" defines the speaker height from the floor.... you might be amazed at what impact this has..
"mix position" simply defines the mix position, so move the mic to see how the response changes..
As you have acoustic treatments i'd recommend moving them and seeing what you can achieve.
As soon as you are ready for your second measurement, remember to use "Save as" from the File menu to create the next measurement name before you do another measurement..... I hope this makes sense, it reads poorly, but once you are infront of GLM hopefully it will become clear.
Once you have done the measurements, you can diagnose which measurement is best for your situation. Then the file name will help you remember where everything was to achieve the result. Most of your problems will be below 400Hz, don't focus on stuff above this too much as you can fine tune higher frequencies much easier than the stuff below 200Hz..
I currently have them about 18" from the window (the speakers are 4 feet apart and 4 feet from my listening position in an equilateral triangle). Listening position is about 38% the length of the room. -2db bass tilt. Thoughts? They sound really good! I guess I will find out if this is the sweet spot once I get the GLM in here.
They are a great speaker, enjoy...
when placed right in front of the windows, should i set the bass roll off at all? right now tilt is at -2db? what would the suggested roll off settings be, as the manual only shows suggestions for free standing and corners.
It will be interesting to see your GLM measurements when you get it next year and hear your comments...