Posts by BCrutchfield

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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

Hahah, this is great! :D

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I’ll play devil’s advocate here and suggest that instead of spending the $1k on speakers, consider spending it instead on treating your room with broadband acoustic panels and corner bass traps unless you have already. This will usually give you the biggest bang-for-your-buck improvement in sound. It’ll also help you get the most value out of any future monitor upgrade, as without any acoustic treatment you will still be fighting the inherent issues your room has, no matter how good the speakers are.

You can build broadband traps yourself fairly easily with minimal experience, tools, and cost. I found the following tutorial really helpful in this regard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiJ6mI450c4


There are also many threads on GearSlutz that are invaluable to learning about DIY acoustic treatment. Using the video tutorial’s techniques with some modifications I made around a dozen 24”x48”x4” broadband traps and corner bass traps for well under $1k.

Just an idea worth considering! :)
Thanks for responding, the video would have saved me a lot of money had I of watched it a few years back. I would have thought the DIY method would cost well under $200? How much did you spend roughly, out of interest?

Each 2’x4’x4” trap built following the tutorial in the vid cost me around $30 total using OC703 rigid fiberglass and Guilfords of Maine FR701 fabric to cover them.

The cost really came down to how cheaply wholesale rigid fiberglass could be found. Luckily here in LA there are a handful of insulation wholesalers that are happy to sell to walk-ins in smaller quantities, so that was very cost effective for me vs. having to buy online and pay hundreds just in shipment costs plus a hefty markup on the insulation itself.

$200 seems a bit cheap for a medium sized room, but maybe could be pulled off using 2” thick traps.

Anyway, since you already have the acoustic treatment, I’ll go ahead and toss my hat in the ring for some KRK’s. VXTs or Rokits!

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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

I’ll play devil’s advocate here and suggest that instead of spending the $1k on speakers, consider spending it instead on treating your room with broadband acoustic panels and corner bass traps unless you have already. This will usually give you the biggest bang-for-your-buck improvement in sound. It’ll also help you get the most value out of any future monitor upgrade, as without any acoustic treatment you will still be fighting the inherent issues your room has, no matter how good the speakers are.

You can build broadband traps yourself fairly easily with minimal experience, tools, and cost. I found the following tutorial really helpful in this regard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiJ6mI450c4


There are also many threads on GearSlutz that are invaluable to learning about DIY acoustic treatment. Using the video tutorial’s techniques with some modifications I made around a dozen 24”x48”x4” broadband traps and corner bass traps for well under $1k.

Just an idea worth considering! :)

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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

There are quite a few threads about headphones already out there with some very good advice from dozens of authors. I’d start your search in these, then move to either GearSlutz or Head-Fi for even more in-depth reviews of specific models.

http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/headphones-suggestion/96080
http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/headphones/42792
http://audiojungle.net/old_search?utf8=?&sort_by=created_at&categories=&term=headphones&category=&type=forums&type_id=topic%3A11&filters=

I agree with Graham about the AKG’s. They are really wonderful headphones, but they do need an amp to be driven properly, which is another consideration. If you’re really looking to drop some coin they just released the K712 Pro which are an upgrade of the K701/702 line.

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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

Congrats Gareth! Really well deserved! :)

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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

Been using X Lossless Decoder for a while now. It is extremely fast and has a dozen or so formats you can use from MP3 to flac, aif, WAV etc. It’s all done in a simple drag and drop operation that is completely customizable in every way.

Also does batch meta tag adding to the files as well.

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23430/x-lossless-decoder
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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

Right now probably the new zerg-focused Starcraft expansion. Favorite gaming experience of all time was probably SOCOM 2 multiplayer on PS2 way back when the network adapter had to be purchased separately and screwed into the back of the console :P.

Spent far too many a night playing that with high school buddies back in the day. :)

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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

One of my favorites is Gil Talmi’s score to the PBS documentary about origami “Between the Folds”.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/between-the-folds/id332655220

The movie is available to stream on Netflix and Hulu Plus and is a very interesting watch, I’d definitely recommend checking it out!

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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

Can someone enlighten the old(er) man that I am and explain what this reddit thing is all about?
The website just looks so archaic to me! But of course, I thought the same thing about twitter when it first came out.
Anyways, a brief explanation on how this could benefit us all would be much appreciated!

Basically it is where all of the material originates that ends up being reposted on 9gag or by George Takei on his Facebook page. Funny pictures, videos, memes, etc.

It definitely is kind of confusing at first, but once you make an account and find sub-reddits that interest you it can become quite the time sink, haha.

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BCrutchfield Reviewer says

I really like EastWest’s Spaces and 2C-Audio’s verb plugins (I use Breeze and B2 but also hear Aether is pretty good as well). I just wish they would hurry up and release their 64-bit Mac update already though. Its the last group of plugins I use that forces me to run 32 bit audio server.

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