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HARMAN's JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors Prove "Pitch Perfect" for Music Mixer Joseph Magee(April 10, 2014)
With the objective of recording 95 percent of all the on-camera a cappella performances in a new, untested studio environment, Magee relies on the M2's ability to provide exceptional performance in any production environment. "I've been using the M2 monitors in my music dub room at TODD-SOUNDELUX and I'm now getting accustomed to using them on the road," Magee said. "I think a lot of people perceive the M2's as monitors that are meant to be permanently installed in a control room, tuned to the room and then left alone. But the reality is these loudspeakers sound great out of the box, so taking them to Baton Rouge was an easy decision." With the dynamic range needed for film production yet with a footprint of only 20 feet wide by 14 feet deep, the M2 is finding its way into smaller rooms where traditional cinema speakers are prohibitive. With included room EQ, the M2 system can deliver accurate response in any mix environment.
Having used other large-format studio monitors, in Magee's opinion, JBL's patented-pending Image Control Waveguide, coupled with JBL's patented low-distortion D2 high-frequency driver sets the M2 apart from the pack. "The waveguide is so darn fast, I'm hearing things I haven't heard before in my mixes and I'm hearing things differently-in a good way," he said. "At the TODD-SOUNDELUX facilities, all the engineers who have come through have been shocked at how authoritative these M2 loudspeakers are and they've been amazed at the clarity of the system."
To further meet Magee's needs, JBL custom-designed a panel in its HARMAN HiQnet System Architect(tm) software that enables Magee to quickly create a simple, 4-band Room EQ in the DSP of the Crown I-Tech 5000 HD amplifiers being used to power the system.
Looking towards the future, Magee sees no boundaries for the M2. "I envision a lot of opportunities for different applications with the M2," he said.
For more information on Joseph Magee, please visit his IMDB page at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0535848/
For more information on TODD-SOUNDELUX, please visit www.toddsoundelux.com
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