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what wall would give my stereo speakers the best room acoustics?

post #1 of 7
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my room is 11' by 16.5'

i have my speakers against the longer wall now.

post #2 of 7
The one at the north end of the drawing. Ideally, you would leave some room between the south wall and the listening position as well.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
what about the W/S walls being so close together. if i give my speakers 2 or three feet of distance from the walls then i will be left with 5/6 feet of spacing between the speakers
also, the speakers will be pointed right at my ears and my speakers have a problem with the tweeter being UBER forward. i'm sure audyssey will correct this but have a feeling they will still hurt my ears very quickly.

i'm not disagreeing i'm just asking.
post #4 of 7
So then put them somewhere else. You asked for the best acoustics, not the best convenience. My bedroom is quite long. 22' long and about 16 feet wide with an area even wider at one end. If I place my listening position so that the wide area is behind me and put the speakers along the the long walls about 12 feet apart, the acoustcs are nothing short of phenomenal. My bedroom would make a decent model for a dedicated listening room. Unfortunately, I can't set my bedroom audio system up that way.for any number of reasons, not the least of which is that I share the room with my wife. So my system is compromised fairly seriously. That's the way it goes sometimes.
post #5 of 7
In my experience you gain a lot by keeping things away from walls. In my bedroom, for instance, the area behind the ideal listening position seems to collect the room modes and dissipate them. The large area behind the speakers works the same way. Living quarters and listening areas aren't often compatible with one another. So we do the best we can and enjoy the music. This is a shot of my modest home theater. It is located in a room that is 18 X 20 feet. You will notice that the speakers are about 3 or 4 feet from the wall. The sub is over in the corner facing its opposite corner. What you can't see is that the sofa (listening position) has a space behind it that does the job of collecting those room modes. I can't treat the room (my wife would have a fit) other than having a rug on the hardwood floor. I avoid listening to some of the room modes simply by providing space around me and the system. It isn't acoustically great but it is as good as it can be given the circumstances. I think that's all you can do.

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Originally Posted by bthrb4u View Post

my room is 11' by 16.5'
i have my speakers against the longer wall now.

As FMW said, for best results you should put the speakers at the top of the drawing facing down. That your room is narrow is of little consequence. The main issue is bass response, and the advantage of firing the longer way down the room is proven in the article below. Early reflections from the side walls are easily tamed with absorption.

How To Set Up A Room

--Ethan
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thanks guys
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