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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2005, 08:05:16 am »

It takes getting used to the different display that inside tweeters give. My speakers work best in that scheme where others may not. I could not imagine laying B&W's on their sides!
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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2005, 09:02:23 am »

Level wrote on Fri, 18 March 2005 13:05

I could not imagine laying B&W's on their sides!


At Tiki, a studio I've done some recording at in Glen Cove NY, the B&W nearfields (forget the model #) are on their sides:
http://www.tikirecording.com/Media/craBIG.jpg
Actually sounds really nice.

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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2005, 09:09:13 am »

I imagine he's talking about these:

http://www.bwspeakers.com/images%5CphotoItem%5CPich.jpg
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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2005, 09:11:55 am »

Exactly Brad.

You nailed it. I should have been more specific to the floorstanders.

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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2005, 10:26:49 am »

Level wrote on Fri, 18 March 2005 14:11

Exactly Brad.

You nailed it. I should have been more specific to the floorstanders.





hee hee - kinda figured that. Just throwing a curve ball out there.

Wish I knew the model # on those little B&W's -  I heard by my friend who used to work there that they were actually discontinued - a shame cause they sound really great for a near field and I wouldn't mind picking up a pair for my home project studio.

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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2005, 02:05:32 pm »

chrisj wrote on Sun, 13 March 2005 21:55

If you have tweeters to the inside without any toe-in or fancy crossover delay trickery, you will have a particular kind of physical time-unalignment,...



Amen to your whole post, Chris.  Time alignment makes a huge difference, whether you do it by correctly angling 2-ways, sitting exactly in one spot for 2+ways (for those designed properly), or if you fiddle with the latency of signals going to individual drivers.  Lots of great posts from you on this subject, thanks.
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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2005, 03:05:03 pm »

TotalSonic wrote on Fri, 18 March 2005 14:02

Level wrote on Fri, 18 March 2005 13:05

I could not imagine laying B&W's on their sides!


At Tiki, a studio I've done some recording at in Glen Cove NY, the B&W nearfields (forget the model #) are on their sides:
http://www.tikirecording.com/Media/craBIG.jpg
Actually sounds really nice.

Best regards,
Steve Berson



yeah.... but just emagine how great they would sound on floor stands.... upright and away from the console.....

BTW those big ones must sound absolutely terrible.... is that an attempt at a 15-inch fullrange driver??

hell freezes over before that sounds anything but loud
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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2005, 04:02:50 pm »

Those big ones are UREI's and in well designed enclosures, they are very close to Altec 604's which were a mainstay in the 60's and make a great "check it loud and physical" mid field.

35Hz to 16KHz actually.
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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2005, 09:52:32 pm »

[quote title=ZETTERSTROEM wrote on Sun, 20 March 2005 15:05]
TotalSonic wrote on Fri, 18 March 2005 14:02

Level wrote on Fri, 18 March 2005 13:05

I could not imagine laying B&W's on their sides!


At Tiki, a studio I've done some recording at in Glen Cove NY, the B&W nearfields (forget the model #) are on their sides:






Those can't be B&Ws! Look like Ureis to me. Isn't that a coaxial driver on one of them?


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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2005, 10:48:28 pm »

bobkatz wrote on Mon, 21 March 2005 02:52




Those can't be B&Ws! Look like Ureis to me. Isn't that a coaxial driver on one of them?


BK



Bob - the mains are indeed Ureis. Not something I've ever spent time monitoring through when I was there as they're more of "end of the day, lets crank it up and feel good about what we tracked" type of things than things you actually want to critically listen through while tracking.  I've done a few sessions there tracking my string quartet where I've been much more of a player than an engineer.  Nice studio with a comfy vibe, good mic closet and decent sounding live room.  The mic pres in this particular Trident 80 are actually really nice sounding.

but look at the pic at on top of the console at the little guys with the yellow woofers though - those are indeed B&W nearfields.  sound a heckuva lot better than the NS-10's (which aren't in that pic but they have a pair on top of the console there too) - I'll have to email Paul Mitchell, who used to be a staff engineer there, and find out what model they are (he has a pair for his own studio also).  He told me a bit ago that they had discontinued them and that the recent B&W nearfields he heard did not measure up in any way.

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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2005, 01:51:50 am »

Sam Lord wrote on Sat, 19 March 2005 11:05


Amen to your whole post, Chris.  Time alignment makes a huge difference, whether you do it by correctly angling 2-ways, sitting exactly in one spot for 2+ways (for those designed properly), or if you fiddle with the latency of signals going to individual drivers.  Lots of great posts from you on this subject, thanks.



What does this have to do with time alignment?

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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2005, 06:24:33 am »

Arent those B&W the 600 series?
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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2005, 08:05:48 am »

ammitsboel wrote on Mon, 21 March 2005 11:24

Arent those B&W the 600 series?


Don't the 600's have that little tweater that sticks out from the top?  These don't.  Then again - maybe they are - my curiosity is up - I'll have to send an email out.

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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
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Re: Placing tweeters to the inside...
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2005, 09:21:52 am »

Peter to the rescue!
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