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Placement suggestion for P3ESR

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  • Placement suggestion for P3ESR

    In my 13 feet by 11 feet, what would the ideal placement be? I can't do it like suggested in the diagram (1m away from the sides, and 2 m distance between them).

    Thank you.

  • #2
    Just sit back and enjoy!

    I wouldn't lose too much sleep over what is ideal. Just have them as much out of the corners as domestic considerations allow you to place them. Even placed 18 inches out from either wall, they will sound good. 24 inches is better if possible. Tweeters should be at your ear level when you are seated in your listening position {ideally}.

    Be sure that the speakers are secure on the stands and also not liable to topple over because of guests, kids, dogs or other animals. Ideally, the listening position should be as far from the two speakers as the the speakers are from each other.

    Experiment with toe in to see what sounds best.

    As long as the room is reasonably damped with carpets, drapes, furniture and the like, all you now need to do is sit back and enjoy the Harbeth sound!


    • #3
      Don't worry!

      I'm one for trying not to worry too much about all this. Mine are in a 12 x 12 foot room and have to be really close to the back wall @ just over 100mm and sound marvellous.

      Plus what Kumar said above !