When pigs fly.
...and if that's truly the case, what do you do about the people sitting next to the wall. If they're getting direct sound, how are they not getting any reflections off the side wall.
Well keep in mind that these also radiate VERY differently than speakers you are used to.
For example, if you place two normal speakers side by side and play music, you can clearly hear comb filtering as you walk side to side in front. This self interference problem is why the larger a sound system got, the worse it sounds regardless of the individual components.
On the other hand, the Synergy horns are intended to radiate as a single source, radiating a portion of a sphere and on the enclosures that have an angled wall, that wall matches the horn radiation angle internally. The result is two enclosures can be placed side by side with no audible seam .
Page 7 at the bottom here;http://www.danleysoundlabs.com/pdf/danley_tapped.pdf
That shows the intended result and the upper case showing a more conventional system which produces the interference pattern that reveals the seam to your ears.
Now, many commercial speakers have a trapezoid shaped cabinet but none I know of can array without an audible seam.
The acoustic array ability and wall or boundary position IS TOTALLY unique, NO other speakers I know of can do this. While not an issue in the home, that property can be usable in another way.
An adjacent speaker is an acoustical boundary or mirror, if the speaker does not produce interference with an adjacent speaker, it is acoustically array able AND so a physical boundary providing that mirror image can also be used in place of a speaker.
With that mounting position, there is essentially no wall reflection, the pattern is -6dB at the wall angle and the horn controls the pattern down to a fairly low frequency.
I have used this in a narrow room and it is VASTLY better than any other arrangement I tried.
Yes, the sound bounces off the rear wall as always, it just doesn't bounce or reflect off the near side wall the horizontal pattern eliminates the far side wall reflections for some distance and vertical directivity reduces that off the floor and ceiling. Bottom line here is a VASTLY larger near field in a difficult room.
The only requirement is the boundary and speaker be flat together AND it be one of the models that has a cut angle (like the sh-50, sm-60's etc)
Bill, Mark, thanks for jumping in here, I have had a couple things which have soaked up all my time lately (getting ready for trade show time)
I wish it were easier to predict what a given shape / construction / size room was going to do.
I think the folks who suggest moving them around and measuring, while leading to sweat, also will produce the best result.
Have you tried them on the side walls with opening in the corner end?
If you can some time and are interested, just set up two SH-50's equidistant from your chair (at any distance even a few feet) about ear height and only use a power amp and CD player (an absolute minimal system).
Got a call on the bat phone, have to run.