Originally Posted by fakamada
I'm speaking purely about music usage. All of this soundstage/dimensional stuff is much, much more important here because you don't have video. If you're watching and listenig at the same time, it's THE sense of sight that always dominates and sets the proportions and soundstage for your brain.
Probably because wavefront has different shape. You can read more here:
As stated above. For cinema purpuses - it's ok. For music it's unaccaptable in terms of soundstaging depth.
And I don't think many audiophiles are using this kind of setup.
Regular speakers - even waveguide/horn speaker always sounstage better if they're at least 1 meter away from front wall.
I've read many times that they play well even touching the front wall but that is NOT TRUE. Just try it. Pull your speakers 1.5m into the room and compare soundstage/imaging. You'll see the major imrovement.
So basically what are you saying is that if is not optimal to have your mains (LCR's) in a baffle wall, unless you only watch movies? I have always been in the camp that what sounds good for music also sounds good for theater useafe, but, not vice versa, that is, assuming that both speakers are capable of decent SPL in a medium sized room.
With that being said, for me, if having the LCR speakers outside if the baffle wall and this caused better, more pin-point imaging, then if would be my choice because I love to hear movies on speakers that throw a beautifull, enveloping sound stage, with excellent imaging, and come to think of it. I have never liked inwall purpose designed speakers, such as the Klipsch 7800 THX speaker. It just sounded like it had no soundstage, nor any decent envelopment into the scene !
Would building say. the Tempest into a baffle wall give a similar result AAS above? What about the benefits of flush mounting your LCR into a baffle wall? ie: no baffle step required, better low end, and no edge diffraction.
The reason that I ask is because I was or am planning to building my Seos-15's into a baffle walll, but screw that if it will mess with the soundstage and imagining!