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post #1 of 3 Old 05-04-2012, 10:30 AM - Thread Starter
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Here is my HT setup: 15' x 25' x 7.5x living room. Denon 2112. Klipsch RB-61 & RC-62. 2 ceiling speakers for the rear. Hsu VTF-2 sub.

My question is what are the effects of placing my bookshelf Klipsch 61 speakers on their side instead of placing them vertically upright? I did notice a slightly different sound, but haven't decided if its better or worse. Could there be any possible structural damage possible by placing them this way?

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-04-2012, 10:37 AM
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I believe the Tractrix horns in those have 60 degree vertical and 90 degree horizontal dispersion pattern. Flipped on their sides of course that switches to 90 vertical, 60 horizontal. From the looks of the design, the horn is built into the baffle, so no way to rotate it 90 degrees. (someone correct me if wrong, just going by pictures).

No issue with structural damage.
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You will not hurt them - however the sound is overall better,
standing up.

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