Near Field Monitors - Sideways ?

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  1. PhilBoy

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    Is there an advantage for placing speakers used for near-field monitoring on their side ?
     
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    Depends on the speaker. Some are designed to be placed that way or either way.
     
  3. John S

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    In some designs you will get less of a near field design out of it by doing so. (Wider dispersion)

    But as posted, really depends on the exact product in question.
     
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    and here I thought we were going to talk about which goes better near field, Pinot Noir or Merlot.
     
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    CAB [​IMG] with a good Zin or Pino Noir competing for second...
     
  6. PhilBoy

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    I'm using Polk R15's for PC monitoring, not reference or professional grade, but miles above the ATP3's they replaced.

    And yes, sideways the soundfield is much wider (about 4" wider) with a 32" speaker spacing and a 32" listening distance.
     

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