Your decision on which speaker system would best suit your needs
depends on a great many variables. The acoustic properties and size of
the listening room are your first considerations. The purpose of the
reproduction is another: headphones or small monitors for near-field
listening are best when making judgments regarding noise-reduction. A
greater distance from the speaker is appropriate when ascertaining how
the end result will play in most home environments.
A few other things to consider: try using a monaural signal path
utilizing a single loudspeaker for auditioning the final material. The
complex phase relationships that occur when using stereo equipment
(especially two speakers) can be the cause of some serious errors.
A very simple loudspeaker design that may be of interest to you
(depending on your room) may be found at:
Check it out.
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PS - Loved your site and the recordings.
On Feb 16, 2004, at 5:20 AM, RA Friedman wrote:
> Any recommendations for speakers to be used in a sound lab that
> restores primarily old, worn 78rpm discs? I'm not doing restorations
> to go on commercial CD reissues. I'd like to keep it under $500, but
> might be convinced to go higher.
> RA Friedman
> Yiddish-American Digital Archive