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is the best place to put my main speakers in my room?
speaker placement leads to the best sounding bass and the best
imaging. It is generally a good idea to keep speakers 4-6' away from
side walls to minimize early reflections. Those reflections upset
the tonal balance of the speaker and also interfere with proper
imaging. In general, placing a speaker closer to a corner or back
wall will produce more bass. Raising a speaker off of the floor
(such as putting it on a stand) will reduce bass. The two (or three)
speakers you have on your front channels should also have their
midrange/tweeters all at the same height in order to create an even
image. It is particularly disconcerting when a pan jumps up and down
as it moves across the front stage.
Finally, speakers should have the midrange/tweeter horn
"toed-in" toward the listener to create the best imaging.
Experiment with distance from the back wall till bass balance is
smooth and extended. To achieve good imaging without a "hole in
the middle" do not place speakers father apart than the
distance between you and the speakers. That is, not more than an
equilateral triangle. If your speakers are too close together, you
will reduce the width of the image almost to mono. Try to keep the
distance between your Left and Right speakers a little more than
half of the distance from you to the nearest speaker.
& Granite Audio
Salem, OR 97303
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