To Michael Peterson and his lovely new bride Courtney! They were married on Saturday. All the best!
NEWS AND A LESSON….(well, it was a lesson for me)
THE BIGS ARE UP!
Back in the day, real control rooms and their main monitors we part of a system. Our control rooms and main monitors were designed by Westlake Audio over 20 years ago. To bring our Westlake monitors into this century was quite the project and we are happy to say that both our A and B control room monitors are finally up and running.
If you didn’t know, a loudspeaker system is like an instrument, each driver / speaker covers a very specific range and has a ‘signature sound’ that complements the other drivers. The designers took great pains to match each component. along with designing the cabinet, the crossover network (it divides the sound spectrum into driver-specific frequency ranges) choosing the driver amplifiers AND mate the monitoring system with the control room! After twenty-plus years, some of the drivers had fatigued and lost their ‘signature sound.’
The local team of Dave Meyers and Dave Berg came in to evaluate the drivers to determine their condition. The 15-inch woofers were re-coned and then driven by a low frequency signal for several days to break them in. They essentially reverse engineered the system to work with a digital crossover network that would allow greater flexibility, precision and repeatability.
‘The Daves’ then tested and refined the system’s frequency response over several days – tweaking parameters like inter-driver phase, crossover frequency and slope. When finished, they achieved a remarkably flat frequency response – the foundation upon which we have applied a ‘curve’ that relates to the way our ears hear. This is similar to the Equal Loudness Curve, but is adjusted for the typical listening level range between 70dBSPL and 85dBSPL.
What this means for ALL of our engineers is that we now have two calibrated reference rooms to listen and more accurately judge our projects.
We make things happen EVERY DAY!