Richard L. Hess wrote:
>> And there is the question of what monitors are being used.
> This raises an issue which has only been marginally touched on in this
> list and I fear with all the other cost and time pressures perhaps does
> not receive proper attention.
> Good room acoustics (as well as audio monitor selection) are crucial in
> doing a good job of restoration and mastering. They are less important
> for doing preservation copies where no processing involving operator
> judgment is performed, but they are still important so you can hear if
> you have optimum playback.
> While all of us may have our favourite monitor speakers, a recent series
> of tests about the Studer A80/A810 and Sony APR-5000 tested more than
> the audibility of differences among these three machines. It also showed
> that audibility of subtle differences can be discerned on three good
> monitor systems of VERY different design/implementation.
With respect to this, here is an interesting article, especially in
regards to adaptation:
Toole, Floyd E. "Loudspeakers and Rooms for Sound Reproduction—A
Scientific Review". J. Audio Eng. Soc., Vol. 54, No. 6, 2006 June
It is available for purchase at
Marcos Sueiro Bal
Audio/Moving Image Project Archivist
Columbia University Libraries