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How To Place Your Rear-Ported Speakers

The quest for that ultimate sound can be equally rewarding and maddening as all get out. And during that quest nothing seems more daunting than placing your rear-ported speakers. There’s a ton of science involved which is okay if you’re into that sort of thing but that’s where it gets daunting – most people don’t want to study fluid-dynamics and the physics of sound just so they can sit back and listen to a little Modest Mouse after a long day at work.

The search for a purely scientific answer to the question ‘how far from the wall should I place my rear-ported speaker’ is just not possible. Even if you want to dig deep into the science, as soon as the humidity or barometric pressure of the room changes, the music you are listening to changes, or you sit in a different position than you sat in last time you listened, everything else changes too. Albeit, the changes can be minute (Humidity? Barometric pressure? Seriously?) but you get the point – there is no simple answer to the question.

A better question to ask is: What does it sound like to you? If you like the way it sounds, then you’ve properly placed your speakers. Okay, that’s seems a little simplistic but believe it or not, that’s the conclusion you’re going to come to after you finish trying to answer the question.

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Thank you, I hope this will help to clarify setups for some people.

There are many that insist you should not buy rear ported speakers if they are going back to a wall.

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