I have a pair of Martin Logan Source ESL speakers that are 5 years old, and I have been very happy with them. I love listening to them and I have gotten my money's worth over the years. I use them as my front speakers in my audio room. 99% of my listening is music, with a movie occasionally (not very often).
I recently updated my system with a new McIntosh 6700 Receiver / Amp and it has done wonders to improve the musical experience in the room. I listen to music at least an hour, almost every day of the week.
The only shortcoming to my setup is - I have a very narrow sweet spot of perfect imaging. The sound quality when sitting in my seat is perfect, but if I sit in adjacent seat there is and obvious dramatic drop-off in imaging quality. My room size is 13' wide X 15' long X 9.5' ceiling height.
I have played with my speaker location, and am wondering:
1. Should I pull them out from rear wall even more than I currently have them?
2. If I do this, can I reduce the toe-in that I am using and will that widen the sweet spot (or will it only increase bass)?
With my recent upgrade to the new McIntosh 6700 I am actually considering a significant upgrade in speakers (since I listen to them so much now). If I can make big improvements to above I will consider keeping them longer, since the music is acceptable in my chair. I have listened to many speakers and am considering a pair of B&W 802 D2's. (greatly discounted floor models)
I am hoping to hear feedback from other experienced users on obvious changes to physical location of my existing front speakers.
Music Room: McIntosh 6700 Receiver / Amp, Martin Logan Source Montis Speakers, Sony Z1ES Music Server, Martin Logan ESL Center Channel, Inwall Rears, Yamaha RX-V667 Surround Processor, Project Debut Carbon DC Turntable, Analysis Plus Oval 9 Speaker Cables. TV Room: Sony XBR75X940D, Yamaha RX-A660 Surround, Paradigm Millenia 3.0 Fronts, Polk PSW1000 Sub, Bose Cube Rear & Presence, Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Player.