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8020A x3 + sub?

wilkinsi, modified 6 Years ago.

8020A x3 + sub?

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 9/25/15 Recent Posts
I have recently started using a pair of 8020A's in a bedroom approx. 3.5 by 4.5 metres. These speakers are almost against the wall (as close as possible), aimed at the listening position, approx. 1 metre apart. I have no sound proofing or acoustic tiles, and the room has laminate flooring.

1) I've read some reviews, suggesting that I add a subwoofer for mixing. In a room of this size, do I need one? If so, which one, and in what order should I connect them to my Roland VS2480 hardware DAW and/or my Tascam DA3000 2 channel AD/DA ?

2) I was thinking of getting a third 8020A plus a stereo twin jack to single XLRM cable, so I can check mixes in mono for phase and EQ frequency cancellation. Is this a worthwhile venture?

Thanks.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 8020A x3 + sub?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
I have recently started using a pair of 8020A's in a bedroom approx. 3.5 by 4.5 metres. These speakers are almost against the wall (as close as possible), aimed at the listening position, approx. 1 metre apart. I have no sound proofing or acoustic tiles, and the room has laminate flooring.

1) I've read some reviews, suggesting that I add a subwoofer for mixing. In a room of this size, do I need one? If so, which one, and in what order should I connect them to my Roland VS2480 hardware DAW and/or my Tascam DA3000 2 channel AD/DA ?

Room size is not the question but do you need the added extension the subwoofer offers? If you are happy with 8020 extension, then you obviously don't need a subwoofer. :)

Signal should be connected so that it goes first into subwoofer and from there to the speakers.


2) I was thinking of getting a third 8020A plus a stereo twin jack to single XLRM cable, so I can check mixes in mono for phase and EQ frequency cancellation. Is this a worthwhile venture?

Thanks.

I haven't seen any studio with this kind of configuration. You should be able to force mono signal from your DAW?
wilkinsi, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: 8020A x3 + sub?

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 9/25/15 Recent Posts
It turns out I have to insert an effect into the master fader of the DAW, then turn its "mono switch" on, and display and effect blocks (reverb, delay, etc., etc.)