Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

Our Newest Flagship Model: The M100

Why We Make Our Own Drivers

Wall'O'Fame
"Serenity Cinema", now with 40% extra Serenity!
Updated as requested.
Who's Online
5 registered (MarkSJohnson, J. B., Boltron, pmbuko, Ajax), 115 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
12775 Members
11 Forums
22691 Topics
400638 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17697
pmbuko 16227
SirQuack 13311
CV 11064
MarkSJohnson 10694
Meanwhile On Facebook

8| Don't miss Andrew Welker's post on our message boards about the new subwoofer...

󾓲 The April Newsletter is out! Did you get your copy? http://www.axiomaudio.co...

Double-take! :O How well do you know our line? First one to spot the surprise...

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#170 - 07/19/01 04:24 PM Speaker Placement
Anonymous
Unregistered


I am considering the M3s and wondered how far apart the speakers should be placed for optimum performance, and whether 3 or 4 feet apart is just too close together?



Top
#171 - 07/20/01 05:30 AM Re: Speaker Placement
Ian Offline
President
aficionado

Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 774
Speaker placement in regards to distance apart has to do with the soundstage you would like to create and how far away from the speakers you are sitting. As a basic rule the speakers should be not further apart than you are from them. If the speakers are close together relative to your distance away the soundstage will shrink in size. If the speakers are too far apart relative to your distance away the imaging will deteriorate and the soundstage will start to break into two separate point sources of sound. So back to your question, the distance of 3 - 4 feet would be in the optimal range if you were anywhere from 3 - 8 feet away from the speakers. Above this you will start to sacrifice your soundstage size for placement but this is preferable to the other way around (placement too far apart) where you would start to lose your soundstage altogether.

Ian Colquhoun
President & Chief Engineer
_________________________
Ian Colquhoun
President & Chief Engineer

Top



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.