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C7ES3 : Min. rear wall distance (and other placement constraints)

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  • #16
    Best compromise by adjusting toe-in

    You re Right Kumar

    The point is that i was very surprised about the sound impact of the Toe in.

    No toe (Weight with limited deep) extension of the bass (very nice on piano and cello) with very soft treble (detail is hidden in this area)
    With toe give more "air" (deep + Weight) with lot more detail on Teble and medium...but reduce also the bass "wave" not immerse by the bass wave on big orchestra.... This setup is perhaps more inline with the naim philosophy.

    So as alway we should find the best compromise to reach our current request of the "nice sound" (also affected by the music could change too ;-) )

    Anyway like my Harbeth so much


    • #17
      Stands and practical issues at home

      Originally posted by Hififan View Post
      So as alway we should find the best compromise to reach our current request of the "nice sound" (also affected by the music could change too ;-) )
      A more useful tip then, that has worked very well for me. My stands are on casters (wheels) so I can move them around to easily position the speakers where I want. Most of the time they are tucked away near the walls, where dogs and even party people can't mess with them. For parties, I play them from where they are, and they sound pretty close to how they do from an optimum listening position. Which is where I wheel them out to when I know they will be safe from accidents. Since I had planned this early, the stands were made to a height spec that included the added height from the casters.

      This works very well for me. Got the idea from a fellow forum member here!