Elkhart, IN (March 22, 2010)–Digital Domain Mastering in Orlando, FL recently installed two Revel Ultima Gem2 loudspeakers.
According to Bob Katz, president and mastering engineer, Digital Domain Mastering, the speakers, optimally placed in an equilateral triangle nine feet from the listener in an acoustically treated mastering room, add a depth of versatility and precision to the mastering process that was absent before their arrival. The studio is credited with over 1,000 albums mastered and three Grammy Awards.
“Every day I use the Ultima Gem2s to make critical judgments on the tonality and impact of music including rock, folk, hip hop, jazz, and classical,” Katz said. “They work well with all styles of music; they streamline my workflow because they are accurate and I can make instant judgments as to the quality of the sound.”
Katz placed the Ultima Gem2s at an ear level height, which gives he and his team the ability to make less than 0.5 dB changes in equalization in any range and hear the effect, allowing them to reveal any problems with the source material while mastering.
“Toe-in position is critical as with any high-end monitor,” Katz said while explaining the positioning of the speakers. “But when you set them just right, you are rewarded with an extended, spacious and even soundstage.”
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