You can spend your hard earned on studio monitors only to waste their potential by not taking the time to position them correctly. A seemingly small detail like studio monitor placement can have an even greater impact on your sound than the monitors themselves. Poorly-positioned, studio monitors can create problematic peaks and valleys in the frequency response of your room destroying any chance you had of obtaining a well-balanced mix.
With the JBL LSR305 MKII 5″ Two-Way Powered Studio Monitors you can help alleviate this issue while it’s not the panacea with their Image Control Waveguide.
The Image Control Waveguide was developed for JBL’s new flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor and with the introduction of the JBL 3 Series, is now included for the first time in an affordable, compact reference monitor.
The patent-pending design of the Image Control Waveguide precisely controls the sound emanating from the speaker in the vertical and horizontal planes ensuring the presentation at the listening position is neutral and accurate.
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Of course if you don’t have a pair of JBL LSR305 MKII and in fact with any studio monitors there are two standard rules to ensure your Studio Monitors are in the correct mixing position. While the “correct mixing position” is always subject to debate, the majority of today’s studio engineers would agree as to what is generally considered “ideal.”
- Your head should form an equilateral (having all its sides of the same length at 60 degrees) triangle with your monitors
- Point the monitors directly towards your head
Refer to the following diagram showing the best placement:
We take a look at the Yamaha HS Series of studio monitors next.