Originally Posted by jamsmith
I hardly think I want to mastering on a production line speaker, let alone one from China. My goal is not cheap, my goal is custom for far less than what I would have to pay a company to do it. My brother-in-law has a wood/machine shop in his basement to die for.
but if it is not for production so no need for shipment you may afford concrete boxes; they would sound much better than wood: no problems with surface resonances (stiffness) and reactive oscillations (mass).
Here you may see the secret how I make woofers: http://wavebourn.com/images/domeg/woofers.gif http://wavebourn.com/images/audio/woofer-12inch-1.gif http://wavebourn.com/images/audio/woofer-12inch-3.gif
Monitors with good bass is the mast: recently I've bought a CD of Josh Groban, but can't listen it without EQ: some kick drum sounds on frequencies below 40 Hz too loud (my home Hifi is flat from 16 Hz to at least 24 KHz). Most probably mastering engineer used nice stock Yamaha monitors or something similar so could not hear that drum properly...
Most wires and parts do in fact sound exactly the same. --Ethan
But sounds of 1 meter and 1 kilometer of the same wire are totally different --Wavebourn
Can I add that many bands sound better when they are 1Km away compared to 1 Metre! --Matt Syson