Nearfield listening - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10th July 2006, 02:14 AM   #1
xyrium is offline xyrium  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NJ
Default Nearfield listening

Hello All,

At this time, I have a pair of MAudio BX5s playing from my PC. The nearfield experience is fantastic for sound, imaging, depth of soundstage, etc.

I was wondering, can I expect the same nearfield sound from a pair of home audio speakers? Are they actually made any differently? I simply cannot see how it would make a difference unless there is some built-in delay mechanism to control the timing on powered studio monitors since they are expected to be heard from a close distance.

I would try this myself, but I would have to fabricate TRS to RCA cables to do it, and I don't have any extra TRS connectors around right now.

Thanks!
Paul
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2006, 03:31 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: canada
i wouldn't expect to have any difference in near field unless there were more than one transducer involved.


then, the lobing involved would have to be designed around near field or to a specific distance within given design characteristics.

a single speaker, however, will have sound waves proprigating from its focal point in its unique way and the distance to which it is listened at wouldn't make difference beyond your normal room interactions.


just a thought though, i can't see any design characteristics that would be unique to near field as opposed to far field other than room reflections.



actually... if you think about it, on near field you might be inclinded to focus more on off axis performance since the majority of the time you wouldn't be sitting perfectly still in the perfect sweet spot,

but that can be attributed to both near field and far field.


???
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2006, 05:02 AM   #3
lndm is offline lndm  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: nsw
There is also the issue of baffle step diffraction. This effect is not noticed close up as it is at a distance. Any speaker that was designed to be used away from a wall and has the baffle compensated for, may sound a little bassy close up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th July 2006, 10:35 AM   #4
xyrium is offline xyrium  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NJ
Quote:
Originally posted by exhausted mule


actually... if you think about it, on near field you might be inclinded to focus more on off axis performance since the majority of the time you wouldn't be sitting perfectly still in the perfect sweet spot,

but that can be attributed to both near field and far field.

There is still a sweet spot as long as yu maintain that 1:1.1 ratio of distance within the listening triangle. Though this decreases the soundstage tremendously if you only sit 3 feet from the monitors of course.


Quote:
Originally posted by lndm
There is also the issue of baffle step diffraction. This effect is not noticed close up as it is at a distance. Any speaker that was designed to be used away from a wall and has the baffle compensated for, may sound a little bassy close up.
Hmm, ok. Good point. i'm almost positive Krutke integrated a baffle step into the crossover design of this one. I'll read his design notes.

Thanks guys!

Paul
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nearfield ribbon? 8675309 Planars & Exotics 5 4th August 2007 05:57 AM
Nearfield Active Monitors Being Used for Hi Fi Listening sound_prodigy Multi-Way 2 30th December 2006 08:55 PM
best diy nearfield speakers for <300 shipped thadman Multi-Way 0 25th September 2006 10:28 PM
Nearfield Stargate Magnetar Multi-Way 18 27th July 2005 02:38 PM
re: nearfield monitors jeantofte Multi-Way 5 12th October 2002 10:27 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:33 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2