Hi - The challenge du jour: I have been using my home speakers as an alternative
listening/mixing set up. They are about 15 feet apart, on bookshelves about 8 feet up. My
comfy chair is in the equilateral listening position, when viewed from above (it is on the
). The shelves they are on are actually recessed a foot or two,with a fireplace "sticking
out" a bit between them, but there is a clear line of sight from the chair to the entire
speakers. Room treatment in the family room is "au natural".
I haven't been
listening to my mixes through my usual Event TR8 XLs lately as the small bedroom I had
previously occupied as my "music room" is temporarily unavailable. I was wondering if it
would be worth putting them up there as well? ... or are they called "near fields" for a
good reason ... not expected to work well for mixing unless one is 3-4 feet away in the
usual set up ... and the results would be expected to be quite unhelpful in making mixing
And there's more: if it's thought it would be worth a try to put the
Event TR8 XLs up there, they would have to be laid horizontally to fit in the bookshelf.
In that circumstance, would the tweeters be better toward the center, or out to the
Thanks for any suggestions!
Alexis -Cubase 6.5.0/SX18.104.22.1684, XP SP2, 4GB RAM (1GB not accessible, but used just to balance the computer so it doesn't tip over); Delta 66 in Omni i/O Studio; Motif8; UAD-1