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RE: Maggies edge on

I almost never post on AA, but I read it almost every day. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, Alan, for this suggestion. I doubt if I will ever be going back to the recommended direct reflection set-up (never say never). For my relatively small room (11 X 15 X 8), your change (and the removal of some of the dampening panels I was using to absorb rear and side reflections) has significantly expanded my sound stage (width and depth) without compromising the imaging, IMO.

I'm now looking at the edges of my 1.7s and have lined them up with the corners of the front wall. Tweeters used to be inside and have simply been rotated so that they are now farther away from the front wall (closer to the "leading edge" that I see from my listening position at the point of the imaginary isosceles triangle). The back edges of the speakers are about 4 feet from the front wall and the leading edges are about 26 inches from the side walls. The leading edges are about 77 inches apart. My head is about 91 inches from the center of the axis of the leading edges and about 32 inches from the back wall.

I didn't think there was a chance in hell of this working as the fronts of my speakers now fire directly into a window shade (on the left side) and a cd shelf cabinet on the right. Further, I was pretty pleased with the old set-up. But, thanks to you, my listening enjoyment has been increased significantly. I blame you for making it much more difficult for me to leave my listening room these days.

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