Originally Posted by bfreedma
Really? I own Focals (front ported) and have extensive measurements at various locations to validate what I posted. You have, well, you have some very strong and unsupported opinions. As stated, proximity to the rear wall is far less an issue for front ported speakers than other designs.
I'm sorry science is making you ill. Take two cable lifters and call me in the morning
No one is going to take your advice, but I do feel badly that you will never hear what $12 plus grand speakers are capable of. Why don't you tell the readers about page 7 of the Diablo user manual? Or how about this quote from page 6:
The loudspeakers have been engineered to deliver the most faithful sound reproduction, whether they are used for music or home
cinema. In order to enhance their performance, to guarantee a high quality of listening, sound image and tone balance, it is important
to note the following basic rules.
The listening area must be located at the summit of an equilateral triangle whose two other points of insertion are determined by
the position of each speaker. Nevertheless it is possible to modify these distances to find an ideal compromise according to the particular
disposition of the room (fig. A).
Each loudspeaker must be placed at the same height and on the same floor plan. The tweeter should be at the same height as
the listener’s ear, when the listener is in their usual listening area (fig. B).
Avoid placing the loudspeakers too close to the room’s corners or walls. This will induce some unwanted room resonance and
artificially increase bass response. On the contrary, if the bass level proves to be insufficient, it is possible to move the speakers closer to
the walls to adjust the bass level (fig. C)."
Honeslty, all anyone must do is place speakers roughly at the thirds and then LISTEN. The difference is shocking and is as obvious as seeing an entry level tv beside a reference.