Gsal Posted November 16, 2022 Share Posted November 16, 2022 I was always under the impression that the distance from the speakers to the listening position should be 1.2X the distance between the two speakers. Some believe it should be equal to the distance between the speakers. My listening position has been set up for two years now at the 1.2X distance. It sounded great or so I thought. The other day I had a fellow audiophile stop by to listen and while he was in the listening seat I stood about 3' behind him to be out of the way. We put on the UHQR version of Kinda Blue. I noticed that the soundstage was more developed and it sounded like the band was actually occupying the space in the room. We decided to move my sofa back 3' and see what it sounded like. Wow! Major improvement. It sounded like I was actually sitting at a club listening to a band on stage in front of me instead of hearing a recording of a band. It seemed that this change allowed the sound to "bloom" into the room before reaching my ears whereas before it was constrained to between the speakers. Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and/or if someone can explain to me why this time honored assumption about equilateral triangle speaker/listener position is not the case in my room. Thanks in advance to all. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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