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How far apart should my speakers be?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rich Burns, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. Rich Burns

    Rich Burns Auditioning

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    My mains are NHT SuperOnes on stands.
    My viewing/listening position is 12' from TV.
    I have a book with advice on this somewhere but I can't seem to find it right now.
    Thanks
     
  2. Drew Eckhardt

    Drew Eckhardt Stunt Coordinator

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    As far apart as you are from an imaginary line drawn through both speakers, unless this puts them within a few feet of the walls (in which case you may want to move them closer) or the distance between a speaker and boundary (wall or the centerline between them) would equal the distance to another boundary.
     
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    Sorry! It's Friday!
     
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  5. Pete P

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    In my previous life (when I was seriously into high fidelity stereo systems) I used to subscribe to The Absolute Sound (from whence the magazine The Perfect Vision is related) and Harry Pearson (the editor) used to talk about The Rule of Thirds; i.e. place your speakers a third of the total (width) distance in from the side walls. Ideally you would use this rule both width and length wise in a room - although that wouldn't be feasible in most rooms.
     
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