optimal listening distance for big speakers?

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  1. John Doran

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    how far away from big speakers like the PMC MB2's do you have to be to get the best sound?
    how close is too close to get a good sound?
    the speaker is here :
    http://www.pmcloudspeaker.com/mb1f.htm
    my listening position is about 11 feet from the speakers; will that be enough?
    thanks for the help.
    - jd
     
  2. John A. Casler

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    Hi John,

    I have VMPS RM40s which are 66" high and quite large.

    I sit 8-9 feet away. (speakers are 9 feet apart)

    I prefer nearfield listening. I have sat as close as 7 without any problems.

    It all depends on your room, how it is furnished and treated as to how close you "need" to sit in order not to be listening to the room and not the speakers.


    All the best

    John
     
  3. John Doran

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    thanks for the response, john.

    take care.

    - jd
     

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