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    Connect 1 Mic / Audio Interface with 2 Computers

    Ah yes, the Merging Anubis, it's one heck of an audio tool, I wouldn't part with it, it's just so insanely useful and small. Right now it's sat next to me on a mic stand. Enough said. Use it for everything. It was a zero regrets purchase. Having said that, all that flexibility comes at quite an...
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    Connect 1 Mic / Audio Interface with 2 Computers

    Sadly AoIP interfaces appear to cost a lot but there's quite a lot of flexibility, if you're prepared to go down that route. Another idea that springs to mind is the Sound Devices MixPre series - read the manual and see what you make of it...
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    Connect 1 Mic / Audio Interface with 2 Computers

    You may wish to consider some form of Audio over IP (AoIP) interface but they don't come cheap. AoIP allows for multicasting traffic to multiple targets simultaneously. The challenge would be one of budget, as I'm not sure how many (if any) AoIP interfaces cost in under 1,000 Euros. I use a...
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    Why is not all audio equipment using "balanced"?

    Balanced versus unbalanced cables...hmmm...is there a difference. Yes, there is but for me the differences are always biggest for the following reasons: Noise because a power cable ran parallel to an audio cable and I hadn't clocked the parallel run. Mobile phones cause chaos when put in the...
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    What's the deal with microphones?

    Doesn't EQ account for 90% of a microphone's sound? When it comes to buying most microphones, you're essentially buying a baked in EQ sound. EQ for microphones is generally used to tame any defects of the room, instrument or voice and to make things work in a music mix not to make one...
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    Capacitor upgrade in crossover - Is it audible?

    A lot of Neve style microphone preamps are marketed because they feature "original" capacitors specified in the original Neve designs. Weirdly the argument for using capacitors (of a specific type) in Neve style preamps is that they provide harmonic distortion in the low end. A couple of times...
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    Small room with bass issues

    The 8030 should have a bunch of dip switches round the back of the monitor, it's worth playing with them (refer to the manual). See how you fare with changing the settings - it'll cost you nothing.
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    Listen Up.

    Possibly! Weirdly I can *hear* stereo on speakers - compared to headphones - simply because i get left and right channels "summed" together by virtue of the space I'm sitting in. In headphones, I can sum to mono but - yuck - it's a wall o'mud with some mixes. It's one of the reasons I'll...
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    Listen Up.

    Ergonomic design is a real art. Some manufacturers have a grasp of it, some just don’t. The Merging unit’s pretty good in that everything can be run via the touch screen. On the other hand, for Hi-Fi? Bus compression and EQ? 6 sends? On the plus side this unit can control something like 30.2...
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    Listen Up.

    Do you know what, I think that the rug cost more than the speakers did. Okay…uh…I checked and that’s true. Uh. Maybe should join a rug science forum instead? The speakers do look a little…lost…on those stands!
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    Listen Up.

    In this case function and form work quite well. I’m sure that it could be put to pure Hi-Fi use but I think it’d be overpaying for a lot of functions that probably wouldn’t get used. Used to have an old Quad. Always liked that unit, not sure what the model was…
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    Listen Up.

    Gear's pretty simple: 2 x Genelec 8010A's. Not bad for close listening. Use them for monitoring, video conferencing (hate headphones), and curiously listening to stuff. 1 x Merging Anubis. Use that for the above purposes. It's solid and unbelievably flexible - as a DAC? Not sure if it's up there...
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    Listen Up.

    Okay, you got me. They were cheap ass stands. I knew you'd find out in the end but I thought I could bluff my way through. But the rug - which isn't in the picture - the rug's the thing. You'll just have to believe me.
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    Listen Up.

    I'd just like to say that you folks have monitor stands all wrong. I'm here to correct you on this point because this is the Internet. And I can. Now, some people like standing their monitors on monitor stands but, frankly, that's just wrong. The trick is to buy a pair and look at them, like...
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    Honest AD/DA

    In answer to your questions and suggestions. Headphones? Nothing to write home about to be honest. I've got Sony MDR 7506 and a Beyerdynamic DT770 headsets. Any recommendations for a neutral(ish) sounding set of closed back headphones? Open back headphones and live microphones are, sadly, not...
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    A Call For Humor!

    And I find that extended bass is quite a challenge to live with. Perhaps I need to have more strings to my audiophile bow?
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    A Call For Humor!

    Now, I've got a woofer and a tweeter but what's this crossover thing all about?
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    Honest AD/DA

    This might not be quite the right place/forum to post in but here goes. I make spoken word (podcasts) productions and a few other things besides (like listening to music). I also use whatever AD/DA unit I have for high quality video conferencing 8 hours a day. That may be a strange use case but...
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