Forgive my lack of experience, but I have one of my ML Descent subs just inches from the side walls (in a nook beside the fireplace) and behind that right sofa. So the this sub is essentially boxed in on 3 sides, and it sounds great to me, although this could be a colossal placement boo boo for all I know. Very deep & tight bass and I only need to turn the output to 30% on this sub.
Also, there is a seller on Audigon that appears to place his Revel Studio2's approximately 1' from the wall as shown here
and he seems to know what he's doing (unlike me).
Quote from this Studio2 owner:I have a pair of this speaker’s smaller sibling, the Studio2, in my reference system right now (shown in pictures below). I am testing them with a Krell Evo 402 power amp, Krell Evo 202 pre amp and my reference $6,000 Bel Canto transport. They sound absolutely incredible. The news ones sound incredibly better, no fatigue at all, I am using them for both 2 channel music CD and SACD and also for movies.
So, could I make these Studio2's work in my room without drastically rearranging my setup? I would be willing to move them out to be flush with the Voice2 if need be, but beyond that is undesirable. In light of my personal setup restrictions, would the sound be better with four Gem2's + Voice2 instead of Studio2/Voice2/Gem2? I really would like the Studio'2 for listening to stereo music as they seem like the better performer when compared to Gem2's in stereo, but again, home theater use takes precedence.
The room for this setup is > 7000 cubic feet: 21' x 16' x 21.25'
However, the open space to fill with heating/cooling/sound is actually larger than these dimensions because of the open stairway (800 cubic feet), 2nd floor walkway, the open foyer, another small opening to other rooms, and large entry to kitchen. I suppose the more accurate estimate would be 8000 cubic feet for this open room. Perhaps this variable
justifies the Studio2 as fronts over the Gem2s? Otherwise, I need to contact my dealer pronto to try and change my order to another pair of Gem2s. I've already paid for the Studio2s and I'm pretty sure they already ordered, but perhaps Revel hasn't shipped yet.
Thanks in advance for the priceless help you guys are providing.