Originally Posted by Heinrich S
Originally Posted by kbarnes701
]What - even when placed within 1/4 inch of the "zone of neutrality" - just outside the "zone of interaction"? LOL
You are basically insinuating that the man is a complete idiot and that he doesn't know what he is talking about. wonder who people would rather take advice from.
He didn't come across in that video as someone whose advice you'd want to take for sure.
Walking around the room and talking is not an accepted way to determine the placement of speakers.
The "zone of neutrality" and the "zone of interaction" are not terms that are generally used in this pursuit - indeed I have never even seen them referenced before.
The positioning of the couch right hard up against the back wall is not a good place, acoustically, for the MLP. The latter is made substantially worse in the absence of any kind of acoustic treatment on the back wall.
I'd rather take advice from people who use some sort of accepted practice for setting up a HT, and who determine the best speaker positions with measurements of the room's acoustic properties, rather than someone who seems to believe that this can be done properly simply by 'talking to the wall'.
If you want to gain some understanding of the best way to set up a HT, then this book is well worth reading:
It's 25 bucks, written in a way that lay people can follow it without too much of a struggle and properly referenced. If you get the book, you won't find any mention of the "zone of neutrality" nor that walking around the room and talking to the wall is a good way to get good sound in a HT.
If you want an insight into how someone who is not an idiot goes about setting up a room, this article is instructive: