Biggleswade, U.K. (April 30, 2015)—Mastering engineer Lewis Hopkin’s relocated Stardelta Audio Mastering now boasts a fully active PMC MB2S XBD-A speaker system.
"I had PMC monitors in my previous studio, but as I was moving into a much larger room it made sense to invest in a larger system," explains Hopkin, whose new facility is housed in a renovated former Victorian Baptist church in Dartmoor National Park in Devon, in southwest England. "On the recommendation of John Goldstraw, of Hathor Audio, I bought the MB2 XBD-A System because it is more suited to the space I am now working in. Due to the larger number of LF drivers in this system, the speakers have to work less hard to produce the SPL and this results in lower distortion and a more effortless presentation of low frequencies. The detail and response of this system is exceptional and fills the room with a very wide sweet spot."
The new facility was designed by Thomas Jouanjean, head of Belgian-based Northward Acoustics. "Thomas has created a marvelous room," says Hopkin. "The combination of his well-honed acoustic design and MB2 XBD-A speakers has given me a facility that sounds unbelievably good. Artists who visit are open-mouthed when they hear how great their music sounds in this room.