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My new listening room/artist's studio

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More pics please!  Nice room and building.  Heating system sounds heavenly quiet - this from someone dealing with forced hot air...

Did you try the speakers on the long wall?  

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Could be fun and educational. especially the combo of artist studio part and how they converge or combine for dual use.

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On 2/21/2019 at 11:55 AM, Schu said:

Mine are pointed just BEHIND my main LP... with distance behind my listening position I find that is generally the widest and most airy presentation  while maintaining a solid pinpoint center image... it's quite good. It also alleviates some of the fatigue one experiences when listening on axis with horned speakers. I never sit on axis.

 

I feel the same as Schu on this. Imaging stll excellent with a wider sweet spot.

 

Beautiful room. We keep our house in Georgia at 68-69 in the Winter, a little warmer in the summer. When my wife first arrived from the Philippines, she almost froze when the house was 74.

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Haven't been able to find the time to upload more pictures, trust me, they'll come!

 

I've since repositioned the speakers tucked in at 45deg angles. They crossover a couple of feet in front of me, yes. They look a little funny (especially in photos with the forced perspective and all), yes. Yet, I think I prefer them like this.

 

Now here is where my limited abilities to describe what I'm hearing become REALLY evident... I'll try my best. When I had them firing slightly behind me, the soundscape widened a little but it felt slightly thinner. Playing Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack on vinyl (a go to album for me when testing new setups, especially good for MID/HIs, ambience, micro-dynamics and tone) all the detail was there, impeccable and exiting. Yet, even after several listens, it seemed to me like the guitar strings were, for lack of a better term, without body. Almost as though they were being plucked out of the ether (in and of itself and interesting effect, admittedly). Placed at 45deg angles I lose very little, if any, of the soundscape width. They still image beautifully with a steady, focused center image, but with the (subjective) sensation of the body of the guitar, which I feel is important.

 

Now a question, I've applied as much of the PWK 8 card as well as lots of advice from the Dope from Hope articles as I feasibly could (can't set them up on the long wall, so that's out of the question). I'm so thrilled with the results thus far that I (blindly) trust Klipsch's insights, even if they appear a little... dogmatic, perhaps even antiquated. Now, before going any further inasmuch as upgrading to Jubscalas or stacked pro speakers (which I can easily see sometime in the future), how much better would my setup be with a bridged center LaScala (as per rule number 7)? Are my speakers far enough apart to warrant a center channel? Some sharp-eyed member doubted that they are 16ft appart, they are actually more like 183" appart :).

 

I may be able to get my hands on a pair locally, with the same AA xovers. The third one could serve as a mono speaker elsewhere, I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

 

Thoughts??

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27 minutes ago, Ray_pierrewit said:

Now, before going any further inasmuch as upgrading to JubScalas or stacked pro speakers (which I can easily see sometime in the future), how much better would my setup be with a bridged center LaScala (as per rule number 7)? Are my speakers far enough apart to warrant a center channel?

The addition of center La Scala will lock in the stereo image wherever you happen to be standing in the room, and will increase clarity quite a bit. 

 

And yes, your speakers are definitely far enough apart to warrant a center, IME.

 

Chris

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