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Offline DRCope

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Safe monitor speaker to R2R deck distance?
« on: September 07, 2016, 05:33:28 PM »

I'm setting up a project studio which is R2R tape (½") centric. Right now the deck is in the center of the recording arrangement with speakers on shelves 3-4' away and about 2' higher than the deck. Is there a rule of thumb to come up with a safe distance to maintain between the deck/tape and speakers? I've never had occasion to have them lined up like this in setting up a purely playback system, so this is new to me.

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Re: Safe monitor speaker to R2R deck distance?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 08:17:55 AM »
It will depend somewhat upon the strength of the magnets in the speakers, but in general the setup you describe sounds OK.
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