Originally Posted by SoundofMind
That is a pinhead response.
Any cool HTP cat
knows that the first position is arguably unique irt meriting this degree of attention and accuracy. Pos #1 sets the levels and delays for all channels, hence the SOP SoM recommendation for the mic to ideally be positioned between where your ears would be. This assumes a properly placed MLP as that precludes breaking more important mic position rules and insures best SQ.
It really makes no difference if you move the mic by 1 inch for the first position. It can't possibly be accurate for the actual listening position
, except for people who put their head into a vice when watching a movie.
When I watch a movie, sometimes I sit upright, sometimes I slouch, sometimes I lean on the left armrest, sometimes on the right sometimes I recline my chair more, sometimes less. So where would I put the mic for the MLP out of those 6 choices? So long as it is pretty much in the ballpark it will be OK.
And of course, this isn't even to mention the case where people (me for example) have their couch up against the wall and their head is too close to the wall to put the mic at the actual listening position and they have to set it about 18 inches or more away from the wall, which puts it somewhere in front of where their head has to go.
Close enough is good enough - unless of course you really do sit with your head in a vice (vise I believe they’re called in your neck of the woods
I'm not suggesting anyone takes a totally cavalier attitude to mic placement, because that would be wrong. Just saying that it isn’t necessary, or even practically possible, to get it down to a half inch... and even if one does, it will be wrong the next time they move their head while watching their movie.