The sweet spot

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  1. Keith_R

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    I'm still a little bit of a newbie in this wonderful hobby but I was wondering, what is the "sweet spot" that people sometimes refer to? can someone please define this term for me?
     
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    Ideally, it is your normal listening position, ie; where you sit/stand/hang/lay/float, whatever. By adjusting the angles and distances of the speakers in your setup, I would expect you would want the spot you do most of your listening from be your "sweet spot". This would be where all the sound converges, with minimal cancellation from other speakers or reflections from walls, etc...
    Try turning your mains 30 degrees inward and see how different it sounds.
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    It tends to be the same spot for both 2-channel music and for a DD5.1 system, but for different reasons:
    MUSIC: The sweet spot is dead-center between the L/R speaker and 1/3 or 2/5's of the way across the length of the room. The speakers are often toed in to create a center "image" so it sounds like the singer is right in front of you.
    If you move a few feet to either side, the "image" disappears.
    HT: The sweet spot is dead-center in front of the TV, and the rough central listening position for all 5 speakers. This is so when a sound moves around all 5 speakers, it has the same volume as it moves around.
    Does this help?
     

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