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I see. I sit about 10 feet also and the speakers about ten feet apart of each other. At first I had them pointing straight at me and I like the bright sound but was not happy with the bass. I started pointing out about 1 inch at the time and I'm about where I want it.

Sound stage sound more spacious but I still here the vocal in the middle and bass improved a lot. Right now they are, Front face of speaker is about 3 inches from center toe in. Not much but I think I'm about were I would like.
From your original picture in the B&W thread it looks like the toe-in in your arrangement is similar to mine. The bass issues you mentioned might have more to do with how close the speakers are to the walls and other reflective surfaces.

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From your original picture in the B&W thread it looks like the toe-in in your arrangement is similar to mine. The bass issues you mentioned might have more to do with how close the speakers are to the walls and other reflective surfaces.

How far from the wall it has to be. Right now they are about 20 inches. The bass was good but was weak for my taste. I figure the speakers pointing directly at me the sound of the highs and vocal were louder. I feel pointing them out a bit help to bring the bass up.
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How far from the wall it has to be. Right now they are about 20 inches. The bass was good but was weak for my taste. I figure the speakers pointing directly at me the sound of the highs and vocal were louder. I feel pointing them out a bit help to bring the bass up.
That's about right (maybe two feet for good measure but only if space is available). The toe-in enhanced the bass because of the unique properties of your room. In any case, as long it sounds good to you that's what matters.

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Bowers and Wilkins 683 - an honest review.

That's true. It takes time to learn your room and speakers sound but now the adjustments are getting smaller so I'm close to the optimal position for my taste.
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You might want to read this thread, particularly Bill's comments from post 67 regarding positioning....Speaker imaging, I'm just not hearing it

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You guy's have Me so confused now....I have been saving money to buy 6-683 s2 , 1-HTM61 s2, a pair of 685 s2, and 2-ASW61ST
I have a Sony StrDa5800es that I bought six months ago and it's never been out of the box and now I think maybe I should either for go the Sony and try to sell it for a big loss and just get a yamaha RXA3040 or maybe the marantz 7702 and pair that with the Yamaha MXA5000 or do I wait for the Marantz 8802 which comes out in the spring...or do I go with the onkyo 5530 or the onkyo 3030...really driving myself crazy
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