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#399113 - 12/04/13 04:57 PM Distance from M80s
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I am curious to know how it would change things to place my towers 1/3 into my room and sit 2/3 back in the room. This would place them 7' from the front wall and the back of the main row of seats 7' from the back wall.
Reclined I would only be +/-8'6" away from my new towers...

To date I've never been this close to them while listening.

Is this a foolish pursuit or one that's worth considering?
2.0 and 7.1 have equal weight in this consideration...
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#399114 - 12/04/13 05:09 PM Re: Distance from M80s [Re: brwsaw]
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Try it! You'll be able to answer it better practically in less time and better than we can hypothetically.
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#399116 - 12/04/13 08:15 PM Re: Distance from M80s [Re: brwsaw]
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I know.
I was hoping to avoid the work...
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#399123 - 12/05/13 05:32 AM Re: Distance from M80s [Re: brwsaw]
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A good rule of thumb is to adjust the front distance apart in order to form a triangle from your 8'6" point. There are of course so many variables but it is a good starting option.
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#399130 - 12/05/13 04:21 PM Re: Distance from M80s [Re: brwsaw]
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The equilateral triangle is the ideal, is there a generally accepted compromise when you don't want to be or can't be this close to your L/C/R?
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#399131 - 12/05/13 06:08 PM Re: Distance from M80s [Re: brwsaw]
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you would adjust the delay(distance) and levels to account for the seating position.
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#399132 - 12/05/13 06:13 PM Re: Distance from M80s [Re: brwsaw]
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yep
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#399135 - 12/05/13 09:13 PM Re: Distance from M80s [Re: brwsaw]
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It isn't really considered a "compromise", but opinions on how far to sit from the main speakers vary from slightly less than their separation(my preference)to about 1.5 times their separation.
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