Barefoot Sound has introduced the Footprint01, a powered nearfield monitor targeted to engineers, producers, composers and musicians working in smaller spaces and with smaller budgets.
My recollections of Ilpo Martikainen go back to 1983, which turned out to be an interesting year. Finding myself once more in Eindhoven, this time for an AES Convention, I mused that the newly announced Compact Disc had shifted the audio quality bottleneck firmly onto the loudspeaker and that something would have to be done.
JBL Professional has announced the JBL 7 Series Powered studio monitors, featuring patented driver and waveguide technologies developed for the flagship JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor.
With the KH 80 DSP speaker, it was Neumann’s first studio monitor with digital signal processing. In designing and building it, Neumann’s engineers faced an issue of how to calculate the unknown. In this case, it was finding a way to accurately measure the acoustics of the listening room.
John Watkinson continues his multi-part tutorial series on loudspeaker design. In this article, he looks at the aperture effect and why it represents a challenge to loudspeaker designers.
Dynaudio Pro has announced the LYD 48, featuring a three-way speaker design, coupling an eight and a four-inch woofer with a one-inch tweeter, making them well suited for nearfield and midfield monitoring applications.