Dynaudio Professional in Skanderborg, Denmark, announces the release of a paper written by Paul Mac, “Choosing by Ear—Practical Loudspeaker and Monitor Systems Evaluation,” which offers a practical guide to selecting monitors by ear.
Recording studios and broadcast production facilities often conduct blindfold listening tests to choose from from among prospective monitors for multiple stereo and 5.1 monitor setups, with the goal of making the best possible decision based entirely on pure audio considerations.
“Monitors must be the most over-hyped and least understood part of the audio chain,” says Fred Speckeen, Global Business Manager, Dynaudio Professional. “Paul Mac brings together his own extensive experience and the seminal AES20 standard to this paper, providing a practical approach to selecting monitors via critical listening. Inspired by the fact that monitor selection by systematic blindfold tests is increasingly common at the highest levels of the pro audio industry, this paper covers the issues of listening environment, listening material and the listening process. Buying monitors is one of the most critical and expensive decisions each of us has to make in assembling a studio that’s a joy to work in. We hope that this paper contributes to making that process a success for everyone.”