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Best place for desk/monitors (8040) in this room?

etni, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Best place for desk/monitors (8040) in this room?

Youngling Viestejä: 3 Liittymispäivä: 25.8.2012 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hello!

I've recently moved in a new apartment and bought a pair of 8040s. I've been having some trouble making them sound good, so I thought I'll rearrange the room over from scratch.

So, my question is this; where do you think is the best place to put the desk and speakers in this room? Here's the layout: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/92244749/room2.png .

The picture is approximately in scale, and the desk there just to give you an idea of its size. The room has wooden floors, and the walls are covered with fiberglass wallpaper (not sure of the material behind them). It's my livingroom in a small 46m2 apartment so it'll also have things like a sofa, bookshelf etc.

I've previously had the desk facing the window like this: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/92244749/room3.jpg but I thought maybe the windows are more reflective than the walls, and so it would maybe make sense to set up the desk somewhere else?

The problem with the sound is that it's, well, it's all over the place. The bass is a muddy low rumble that lacks the "punch" I'd expect, and mids and highs also sound slightly messy and "distant", lacking that "in your face" quality I get from headphones or speakers in better sounding rooms. I've tried adjusting the dip switches and speaker angles but that doesn't seem to help enough. I guess this room is just very reflective. So I'd first need to decide on where to place the desk, and then start doing what I can to reduce those reflections. I know my place will never sound like a professional studio or anything, but I'd like it to at least sound pleasant. :p

Any tips on dampening those reflections would be much appreciated, by the way. At the moment I only have some light molton fabric (300g) to hang on the walls. Not sure what else I should get (bearing in mind that it's a livingroom and that I don't have thousands of euros to spend).
ilkka-rissanen, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Best place for desk/monitors (8040) in this room?

Yoda Viestejä: 2564 Liittymispäivä: 23.3.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hello,

Have you already read our Monitor Setup Guide? It has some basic information about the speaker placement and also room acoustics.

http://www.genelec.fi/documents/catalog ... e_2011.pdf

Here are a few links to companies who provide acoustic panels which are easy to install even to a living room type of environment.

http://www.gikacoustics.com/
http://www.realtraps.com/
etni, muokattu 10 Vuodet sitten.

Re: Best place for desk/monitors (8040) in this room?

Youngling Viestejä: 3 Liittymispäivä: 25.8.2012 Viimeisimmät viestit
Yes, I'm familiar with the monitor setup guide, but the links to the companies were very useful! (Particularly like their services where you can ask them for recommendations for your room.) Thanks! :)

I suppose GIK is a more sensible choice in my case, as they ship within Europe. (I'd imagine sending something as large as acoustic panels all the way from the US might be pretty expensive.)