Originally Posted by CBdicX
Why do you want, or need to do more then SVS is doing with the elevation speaker angles ?
Don't forget that almost any tweeter has a 90 degree working area, so the (Hight) tweeters wil never have any trouble getting sound to the MLP.
Unless you have an extreem od shaped room/wall/ceiling, but for most standard rooms, the angled tweeter/bass setup for a Height speaker will work fine........
Well I feel that it would only work with front heights at best and even then I'm going to have to place them much further from the MLP compared to other speakers, especially the LR pair. Whatever the case, it might turn out that the ideal place for LR speakers isn't right next to a wall and only if they were actually inside the wall would I be able to place the speakers equidistantly.
You are right about the fact that sound will reach the MLP, I had them on the wall facing in a slightly different direction than my LR speakers (which I still had to toe-in less aggressively).
I want the physical distance and toe-in on both layers to be similar and that means height speakers have to be a little bit closer to the MLP if you look at the room in 2D from top.
It's just about getting the most out of everything you have, min-maxing, hi-fi, whatever you want to call it
. Just like any other spear in the configuration, I want to have the tweeter pointed at me if possible, because the other tweeters too have large working areas and the exact way how they overlap is meaningful. Center speaker does work if it's place above or below the TV for example, it's just not ideal for example. Then there's reflections from walls etc. I think I definitely could get away with just placing on the walls without the means to pan or tilt them, enjoying them and all, but there would be this constant nagging voice in my head saying "this would sound better if I had bothered to install it properly according to the auro-3D guide-lines".
It's really a matter of how far you want to take this hobby, for instance I believe I'm going to invest in room treatment next or at least before any new speaker upgrades, I think this is a very similar idea to room treatment because you are essentially controlling reflections and dispersion from individual speakers.
Still, I agree with you, it works fine with most rooms. The problem is I want excellent instead of fine