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Old 09-26-2016, 07:17 PM
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Default How far 3.7/20.7 from front wall?

Those who own these, how far 3.7/20.7 from front wall.

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May go audition the 3.7i's this weekend in a store. However, pulling the speakers out in my room 6ft will be an issue. Wife wouldn't dig that.

Room size is 36 x 36 x 12-16 (vaulted ceiling)

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Most commonly I've seen working well is 3 to 5 feet so you should be fine. That distance will affect the spatial aspect of the soundstage as well as bass extension since it's a dipole and there will be some bass cancellation dependent upon the distance. Experimentation is the key, take your time and you should get superb performance from them.
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In my opinion, you want them at least 5' from the front wall. My 3.7i's are 9' & 7' from the front wall.
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So let me piggy back on this. If you were out 6' with a 20.7 - what would happen to the sound say at 11' in a 30' long room? I figure you might get a more open sound with more depth - but what happens to the bass as you pull them out that far?
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I just auditioned them in a store. Thy had them about 4 ft from the front wall. I like the sound of them better than PSB T3 or Vandersteen Treo in same price range.
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4' I consider a min, what was the orientation of the tweeter ribbon ?
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So let me piggy back on this. If you were out 6' with a 20.7 - what would happen to the sound say at 11' in a 30' long room? I figure you might get a more open sound with more depth - but what happens to the bass as you pull them out that far?
You do lose mid-bass when you pull them further out. I'm guessing that's what the DWM helps with.
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:26 PM
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In (almost) any in-phase dipole speakers, the distance from the front wall is a trade-off between soundstage, particularly soundstage depth, and bass performance. Similar trade-off - soundstage vs. frequency response, applies between the amount of toe-in in these speakers. Based on my experience with both Magnepans and Martin Logans, the amount of trade-off can be positively managed by strategic use of room treatment, particularly in room corners behind the speakers on the front walls. I've heard 1.7s in an equilateral triangle listening/seating arrangement placed 10' apart and 3.5' from a treated front wall - GIK diffuser panels behind the speakers, and they sounded incredible with deep tight bass and unbelievably wide and deep soundstage. I'm guessing being fed by a pair of McIntosh MC601 monoblocks had something to do with the sound quality, awesome even at very low listening levels.
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Maggie is now saying about 10 ms on their web page
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