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PA and Studio Monitor speakers vs HiFi modified sound

rdenney

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...Bad reflections happen much less with PAs and studio monitors.
You'd really need some evidence of this. It might be true that bad reflections happen less in properly designed studios and mixing rooms, which use lots of absorption materials on the walls without concern for the aesthetics or the other residents of the house. But it would take a spinorama to know the directivity, and it would take knowing the directivity to support any statement about reflections. Many speakers sold as studio monitors, along with many sold for home use, have spectrally uneven directivity and reflections are therefore spectrally distracting. But even my cheapie (and not very good) Alesis Monitor Ones have wide-dispersion bi-radial horns (aka, waveguides) on the tweeters, and claim to be designed for near-field listening. In a reverberant room, reflections will abound with such a design.

Rick "not seeing the distinction other than in classification for marketing purposes" Denney
 

antcollinet

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Am I missing something here? I'm not sure how this has anything to do with the main point of the member who's post you quoted. What am I missing?
OP lumped PA/Monitors together.
 
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