a few weeks ago, i read the Axiom M100 speaker evaluation in
the placement for the speakers gave me the idea that i could easily move the front speakers more away from the front wall.
this gave me a better separation angle for stereo reproduction, something that was a bit lacking and, more importantly, it might give me better acoustic staging.
This also makes for a bit more direct sound.
i moved the speakers 6 ins. from the front wall, and instead of aiming
the tweeters exactly at my ears, i aimed them so they would cross about 1.5 ft. behind my head.
then i redid the Audyssey MultEq calibration, using "Recommended Setup Mic Pattern #101", (slightly modified), as seen here:http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/a...html#post622338
In the HTS' M100 evaluation, in the chapter named "Soundstage and Imaging", i can read: "Imagine a soundstage with imaging that appears to go a level beyond sound waves into the realm of actually seeming to materialize in the air before you. The soundstage is carved in space with such density you feel you could walk among those solid images and explore them as they hang there, morphing at the rate of the flow of music and sound right before your eyes and ears. The image clarity and depth acuity are so precise that each image source seems outlined like the figures in cartoons from the 30's and 40's, a boundary that defines with stark clarity the edge of each sound. Every pluck, crackle, tone, drumbeat, breath, chord, kick, syllable, and every echo, delay, double, and splash of reverb, is simply popping into existence as an individual three-dimensional entity in space before you. The soundstage that POPS!"
This description of the speakers' imaging surprised me quite a lot because it almost exactly
describes it the way i can see it and hear it myself.
those are quite small modifications in the speaker/room interaction, but i can say that i got a very pleasant surprise with the results.
the speakers where one has to use superlatives...
The soundstage that WOWS me no end!