Are you planning to use a center, too? I'm just wondering since tube TVs are only like 36" big, and that placing a center and 2 mains right next to each other wouldn't provide the best sound separation. How close to the TV are you planning to place the mains?
Very much agree with the toe in. I have mine about 4 Ft. one either side of a cabinet of an entertainment center. With the RPTV makes them about 13+ feet between them. With just a slight amount of toe in they are perfect. I could not imagine going any less than 8 Ft. between them if your doing a center as well.
It also depends on how close you sit to them. If you sit like 5' away, the speakers can be closer together than if you sit 10' (or more) away. But yes, try to get more spacing if you're not sitting really close.
If you have a relatively plain room, you can also make it have a larger seperation by toeing them out and reflecting them off the walls. This is by FAR not the best solution, but I found it to work sometimes in tight, or awkward arrangements.
Second, it is "magnetically shielded". Do not ask a sales person for "video shielded" or he will mark you as a n00b... (Somantics, I know, but whatever....)
Only problem if I do put them farther apart is that they will be farter out than my center. My center will be even with the tv which my fronts cant be then. They will be about 1 foot ahead of the center. Just use distance settings on reciever and forget about it?
To form a semi-circle around your listening area, the front speakers should be the same distance to your seat. In many cases, that means moving the L/R speaker "closer" to you. Hence, they'll be slightly ahead of your center speaker. Just use a measuring tape to measure the distances and adjust it accordingly on the receiver.
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