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Speaker Distance apart

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by xenole, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. xenole

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    Just got a new plasma stand (A3-B so approx 113cm wide) and until I get things sorted out, I've got all 3 front speakers on the stand (L and R at edges and centre on 28"tv).
    Before I had the L and R front speakers about 2-3ft either side of the tv.

    How much difference does this speaker positioning make to the sound? (B&W M1s)
     
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    45 to 60 degrees from the listening sweet spot (depending on the radiation angle of the tweeter) should be OK.
    Height differences are not very important.
     
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    Speaker interactions with the room are probably one of the most important factors in sound quality within a AV/HiFi system. The problem is in making generalised statements as each room is unique
     
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    here's something I found on the web a few years back, I can't remember where unfortunately.. The results aren'y very living room friendly sometimes, but I do much prefer the sound of my system when I set the speakers using this..

    :lesson:
    Speaker placement, simply stated

    The distance from the center of the woofer face to the side walls is:

    Room Width times .276 (RW x .276)

    The distance from the center of the woofer face to the wall behind the speaker is:

    Room Width times .447 (RW x .447)

    This is all you need to know to place speakers in a symmetrical, rectangular room!
    :lesson:

    I think it was from an American DIY speaker site, or something similar...
     

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