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Re: Proper Speaker Placement

Postby bra10n » 07 Apr 2018 22:55

Guesstimator wrote:... however i am still concerned in the dip in the lower range that has not been affected by any speaker positioning...


These bass drivers are rear mounted using a single bolt correct? I'd start there...
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Re: Proper Speaker Placement

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Re: Proper Speaker Placement

Postby Guesstimator » 08 Apr 2018 08:55

Well, I have been looking at some other speakers , problem isi really need to try them in my room now that I know what I'm looking for but obviously no shop has yet agreed to just letting me take a pair of speakers home. On the used market I may have found a couple of speakers to audition , but don't know much about them : jbl l 50, Polk sda 1, ar 2 ax.

Regarding driver mounting on the am bx6 I'm not sure what you mean as I haven't taken them apart ...especially as i mighg be selling them if I can audition a speaker that solves the issue.
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Re: Proper Speaker Placement

Postby scootersage » 10 Apr 2018 13:04

I use 4 s109 JBL's really dosn't matter where I am in the room all 4 face me. Also use a Paradigm dps 3200 that is next to one speaker.
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Re: Proper Speaker Placement

Postby mgl99 » 23 Apr 2018 08:04

I've read through these speaker placement formulas and there's one factor that seems to have been omitted from all of them, and that is the wife factor. I believe that these formulas and rules are excellent guidance provided they apply only to a separate man cave location. As soon as you introduce the wife factor into it, I assure you it will never come out correctly IMO.
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Re: Proper Speaker Placement

Postby Nigel Gomez » 07 Jun 2018 23:16

mgl99 wrote:I've read through these speaker placement formulas and there's one factor that seems to have been omitted from all of them, and that is the wife factor. I believe that these formulas and rules are excellent guidance provided they apply only to a separate man cave location. As soon as you introduce the wife factor into it, I assure you it will never come out correctly IMO.
Only if you are whipped.
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Re: Proper Speaker Placement

Postby whitenoise » 14 Jun 2018 15:51

Nigel Gomez wrote:
mgl99 wrote:I've read through these speaker placement formulas and there's one factor that seems to have been omitted from all of them, and that is the wife factor. I believe that these formulas and rules are excellent guidance provided they apply only to a separate man cave location. As soon as you introduce the wife factor into it, I assure you it will never come out correctly IMO.
Only if you are whipped.



Or you whip good. I think its best to get these things clear from around day 2 of any such relationship, one day you may actually have to live with your chosen one, which may be the first, fourth but always (nearly anyway) the last.

"you know I love music, always have, and nothing would give me more pleasure than to wrap up in a blanket on the settee and lose ourselves in it and each other ...knowing that you too are a massive music fan, you said that yesterday and I have still managed not to forget it the day after ....but to have the best possible time both listening and those moments that we are consumed by each other the speakers have to be.placed where they can work best with the environment in which they are placed, this often is best achieved by placing them in the most impractical place you could wish to find, they are often big, or on metal stands which gives even the smaller ones the feeling of being bigger ...but this is the way it has to be, and will be, you do understand don't you ?"
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Re: Proper Speaker Placement

Postby whitenoise » 14 Jun 2018 16:39

keranene wrote:Thanks for the information. So actually my idea of putting something behind my speakers would probably make things worse since they are rear ported. Foam would actually decrease the "breathing room" for these. I'm going through my second young adulthood at age 56 and learning a lot on this site.



If you have no choice other than having them close to the rear wall then placing foam, straws a sock in the port will tame any boomy bass you may experience...
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Re: Proper Speaker Placement

Postby Boltman92124 » 18 Jun 2018 16:52

I spent most of yesterday trying out new speaker placement with my Mirage M7si's. If any of you know these, they are difficult :evil: . Plus they weigh 80lbs each.

At any rate, it's a trade off of-
1.) Wide spread(8ft) with full toe in- Creates the best soundstage and correct imaging. OR!!
2.) Smaller spread (6ft) and no toe in.- Creates a sharper, more forward soundstage/midrange and better clarity left to right.

I have rear facing ports as well, along with an in phase rear facing full range driver(bi-polar as opposed to dipole). They are tricky for sure. I go through a process of measuring distance to the rear wall and toe in as well (visually). If I think I'm done for awhile, I slap down some duct tape markers on the floor around the inside corner. Plus I leave the older markers so I can compare different positions quickly.
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