New York, NY (April 28, 2016)—The DiMenna Center for Classical Music recently installed a complete JBL by Harman 5.1 monitoring system consisting of JBL’s M2 and 7 Series Master Reference monitors.
The orchestral recording studio’s 5.1 monitoring system features three M2 Master Reference monitors (left, center, right), two LSR708i Master Reference Monitors for surround and a JBL S2S-EX subwoofer. The system is powered by three Crown I-Tech 5000HD power amplifiers, one Crown DCi 2|300N network amplifier and one Crown DCi 2|1250N network amplifier. The studio also uses the LSR708i in a stereo setup when a near-field listening experience is needed. The system has already been used for a wide variety of audio recordings, including major film scores, like the recent Coen Brothers release, Hail, Caesar!
Recording and mixing experts Audiosmith Digital Solutions partnered with the center, which is said to be New York City’s only orchestral recording studio acoustically optimized for classical music, to offer full-service orchestral recording capabilities. When Lawrence Manchester, Audiosmith’s founding partner, needed a studio monitoring system capable of producing accurate and consistent results across any production, he turned to JBL.
According to Manchester, who first heard the earlier JBL studio monitors at GRAMMY Award-winning producer Frank Filipetti’s studio in 2006, JBL’s new patent-pending Image Control Waveguide technology is the standout feature on both the M2 and the LSR708i. “When I first heard Frank demo the M2s, I was blown away by the imaging and the bass response, and I could not wait to try them for myself,” said Manchester, a Grammy Award-winning music producer, mixer and engineer.
“I knew when we started this recording partnership with The DiMenna Center the M2s would be a key component and the LSR708i model proved to be an exciting new loudspeaker that we loved from the start. The Waveguide is a fantastic piece of technology that provides an incredibly engaging and satisfying listening experience.”