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Originally Posted by TronPlayer
Here is my Marantz system with Monitor Audio Bronze 2's. As you can see the room is packed & limited on space so I had few options as to where to mount the Bronze 2's. Additionally, the listening position is 16' away and the speakers are set 14' apart and mounted 77" from the floor to the top of the speakers. For a couple of weeks I played around with speaker positioning as much as possible until I settled on where they are currently mounted.
I am very happy with this setup! To get the down angle and toe-in set, I was only able to compare the sound of this positioning to the 8' triangle positioning that would normally be ideal for this setup. With eyes closed, imaging is nearly perfect with vocals coming from the center. The Marantz PM8005 pushes the sound to the deep parts of the room and sounds very similar to the 8' triangle requiring a touch more volume to do so.
Since the speakers were mounted so close to the sidewalls to get proper imaging, I was getting some slight bass booming that was rectified with the included Bungs. In addition, I'm using an SVS SB-2000 sub in the rear left corner of the room. This pairs nicely with the Bronze 2's and helps produce a nice soundstage especially since the bungs reduce some bass.
I am impressed with the Bronze 2's since the soundstage and imaging is great considering how far apart they are. Also, break-in is a must. They sounded thin and I was disappointed with them until they reached about 100 hrs.
Nice setup Tron. You should probably have the PM8005 at the top of that stack for sufficient ventilation.
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