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).
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.