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With most speakers, if you angle them towards the middle, they will project less sound towards the side walls of the room. That will reduce the amount of reflected sound from the side walls, thereby improving the stereo imaging. Reflected sound from side walls arrives at your ears just after the direct sound from the speakers. Since your brain uses the timing of sounds to determine the direction sound comes from, these reflected (later) sounds interfere with your brain's ability to sort out the sounds coming from the speakers.


Many people go to great lengths to reduce reflected sound from side walls, even using special panels to absorb those sounds. Tilting the speakers away from the walls will go a long way towards reducing those reflections.
 

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We used to actually point them in to focus in front of the listener a few feet. Same off-axis response as forward facing, but less first side reflection. Depends on the speaker, your room, treatments, preference, phase of the moon, and left rear caster.


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Originally Posted by poormanq45 /forum/post/16981762


In this situation it is up to you.


Some people like the speakers angled directly at them.


Some like them angled at a static 15 degrees inward.


Some....


You get the point.


This is personal preference.

Its not really a presonal preference, people should measuring the response as they turn their speakers in. Some speakers have a better off axis response hence people toe them in creating a wider listening area with less reflections.


No one is going to know the right answer for the OP though, he should be measuring to find out what is right....its his room, his speakers.
 

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Originally Posted by penngray /forum/post/16983324


Its not really a presonal preference, people should measuring the response as they turn their speakers in. Some speakers have a better off axis response hence people toe them in creating a wider listening area with less reflections.


No one is going to know the right answer for the OP though, he should be measuring to find out what is right....its his room, his speakers.

+1 all the way


I recently for the first time played with this and found better response with less toe in...
 
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