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#270177 - 08/22/09 04:32 PM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: CV]
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No, they're in my bedroom, but sort of willy nilly. One is next to the closet, the other is on the wall to the right of that next to the bed. They're rarely used, unfortunately. When i had them before the M80s, they were in similar positions to where the M80s are now, only farther from the wall.
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#270180 - 08/22/09 06:24 PM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: Ken.C]
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Yeah, that's both Willy AND Nilly.

Out of curiosity, are the M80s closer to the wall than the M50s were because of the sound, or just more Willy Nilly Happenstance? \:\)
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#270182 - 08/22/09 06:53 PM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Willy AND Nilly


I haven't given names to my speakers yet.
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#270189 - 08/22/09 07:50 PM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: Adrian]
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
I haven't given names to my speakers yet.

I have. Left front, right front, left rear...

I do have one favorite I call Bob though.

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#270191 - 08/22/09 07:55 PM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: Joebob]
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Happenstance.
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#270193 - 08/22/09 08:04 PM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Happenstance.

That is a really strange name for a speaker. Is that from one of those Hairy Putter books?

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#270197 - 08/22/09 09:23 PM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: Micah]
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Micah, not sure this is what you meant, but you can set different 12 month search periods, i.e., 12 months to now, 24 months to 12 months, etc.
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#270198 - 08/22/09 09:30 PM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: JohnK]
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Oh I see... I thought it meant you could only look back 12 months and after that the threads locked or something. I thought that would be a shame.
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#270220 - 08/23/09 01:17 AM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: Micah]
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I’m still in the process of moving them around. Right now the distance from the drivers is 30 inches from the side walls, 6 feet from the front (sort of wall) and 8’ 6” between each speaker with about 10 degrees of toe-in.

Eventually I will have two positions. Well actually two listening positions and possibly two speaker positions. One for movies, football and video games with the projector and screen and the other for surfing the internet (on the DLP or an LCD if it dies) and listening to music or watching TV (on a plasma).

 Originally Posted By: Micah

So just for shits and giggles experiment just a bit with the placement if you haven't done so in a while, you just might find out (like I did) that the slightest change could make a fairly noticeable difference that you weren't aware of before.


I totally agree with you Micah. It’s why I always tell people to experiment with positioning their speakers and not be constrained by Dolby or THX recommendations.

A couple things that have surprised me how big a difference they made. One what elevating the speakers M80s or M22s. Makes them much more enveloping. A few of my stereo CD sound like 5.1 surround like this.

Has noting to do with their vertical dispersion pattern since just crouching down doesn’t have the same effect. I think is must have something to do with raising them higher in relation to the furniture so more sound is directly reaching and reflecting off the back and side walls.

I also discovered that my futon is a sonic black hole. I had everything set up just perfect using just using my mattress/box spring combo as a couch. Finally set up my futon and it just sucked the life right out of the room.
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#270242 - 08/23/09 09:52 AM Re: M80 placement.... [Re: grunt]
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 Originally Posted By: Grunt
Finally set up my futon and it just sucked the life right out of the room.

I need a futon like that. Die, room, die!
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