Distance from M80s

Posted by: brwsaw

Distance from M80s - 12/04/13 04:57 PM

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...
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Distance from M80s - 12/04/13 05:09 PM

Try it! You'll be able to answer it better practically in less time and better than we can hypothetically.
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: Distance from M80s - 12/04/13 08:15 PM

I know.
I was hoping to avoid the work...
Posted by: Boltron

Re: Distance from M80s - 12/05/13 05:32 AM

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.
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: Distance from M80s - 12/05/13 04:21 PM

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?
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: Distance from M80s - 12/05/13 06:08 PM

you would adjust the delay(distance) and levels to account for the seating position.
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: Distance from M80s - 12/05/13 06:13 PM

yep
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Distance from M80s - 12/05/13 09:13 PM

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.