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Wide and shallow or long and thin

Jaffa

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So finally we are moving house in 3 weeks, my new listening space is 29ft x 16ish, I'm currently using the ae's on my Onkyo av, however that's very likely to change. But short term how are they likely to perform best, either side if the chimney breast close to the wall facing the 16ft with the LH channel in a corner alcove and the RH channel in open space to its right or either side of the window facing the 29ft with both channels equally spaced from the side walls. Floor is carpeted facing a huge L shaped sofa.

I know I should hear both but the likelihood is with a 2 year old in tow, where they land is where they will stay. Appeasing the wife being my main priority by not moving the living room to fulfill my audible requirements.

I have a plannar3 I'm about to add to the system and have been keeping my eye open for a digital integrated with phono.

Many thanks in advance.

Lee

 

craigmclellan

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Before I grew up and moved out of my parents place, I found my system always sounded better when arranged on the longest wall. My speakers were about 4/5 meters apart with my TV in the middle which had my bed in front of it. The bed was a good way to tame down the reflections, as a side note.

I wish I had a room to experiment with here (especially now I have far larger speakers!) but hey ho.

Try both layouts :) I think you'd prefer the image a wider positioning setup sounds.

 

Tel

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I prefer the long wall arrangement when it is possible, works best for LVs and APs in my experience although ESLs seem to prefer the short wall firing down the room

Not sure how technical this subject is though, you will probably get a better response if you get a mod to move the thread to 2Ch

 

Jaffa

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Thanks for the replies, I wasn't sure where it sat to be honest, I suspect you're correct.

 

tuga

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One orientation tend to produce better Sq than the other?
I suggest you read this: http://realtraps.com/art_room-setup.htm

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This graph compares the response with the loudspeakers firing down the longer versus shorter dimensions of a room.

Image courtesy of Sound On Sound magazine.



 

taff

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The problem I found with going acrosss the narrow length of the room was the sofa was then on the back wall and the bass qas reinforced. If you go down the length of the room the sofa can be off the wall a bit.

 

dudywoxer

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Which ever layout lets you put the rack away from speakers, and has space between your ears and the rear wall. I know space between the ears is part of using the wam, but hey ho.

 

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