Bookshelf speakers sound better when standing up

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Speakers' started by JRNGRBR, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. JRNGRBR

    JRNGRBR
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    4
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi there, I recently bought a set of two bookshelf speakers, q-acoustic 3020i. They are positioned about four meters from my couch and set on ear height when sitting. Now when I'm standing up, the quality of the sound seems better, fuller and has more punchy bass. I'm trying to understand how this can occur and if anyone would have tips so I'll have the same sound when sitting down. Can anyone advise? Thanks!
     
  2. KenM10759

    KenM10759
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    600
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Location:
    Spencer MA USA
    Ratings:
    +145
    Get shorter stands. :)

    Room acoustics. probably. You can either get measurement and calibration equipment, or just experiment with changing things up, adding acoustic panels and/or bass traps, and stand height.
     
  3. gibbsy

    gibbsy
    Moderator

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    14,442
    Products Owned:
    3
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Cwm Cynon, De Cymru
    Ratings:
    +8,304
    Nothing more than room acoustics, although sitting four metres away from these relatively small speakers may be a tad too far.
     
  4. blue max

    blue max
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    12,956
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +4,330
    Really no expert, but couldn't you angle them down slightly? That might be enough.
     
  5. Paul7777x

    Paul7777x
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2016
    Messages:
    3,258
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    North east. U.K.
    Ratings:
    +1,159
    Have you a photo of the setup?
     
  6. BlueWizard

    BlueWizard
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    22,621
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,305
    Likely you are in a floor to ceiling Null; a vertical null. Shift the position and angle of the speakers and see if you can improve it.

    A photo of the room would also be helpful.

    I had the Q Acoustic 3020 in my room of a while, and they sounded fine. But while my listening room is 16ft x 16ft (5m x 5m) with an 11ft (3.5m) seating distance, the entire space is 16ft x 35ft (5m x 11m). And I have vaulted ceilings.

    It is also possible that rather than sitting in a Null, when you stand you are moving into a Node, which is the opposite of a Null. You are moving into a space when there is an overlap is re-enforcing frequencies.

    This video will help explain what we mean by Nodes and Nulls -

    How Acoustical Panels Improve Sound |...


    Steve/bluewizard
     

Share This Page

Loading...