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charliehatch Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Yes, that's pretty wide. I've never gone that far; right now, I'm in an equilateral triangle setup, which provides superb imaging with the tradeoff being a narrow sweet spot. But I'll take the imaging, thank you.

I'm curious about your "hole" and what that sounds like.

With my setup, there is a natural interference pattern that sets up because of the spacing between my ears and the speaker placement. At around 1.9 kHz, a mono wave from the left speaker arrives at my right ear out of phase with the wave from the right speaker and causes a mild dropout. Same for the right speaker and left ear. This causes the sound to be a bit warmer sounding. I can hear it clearly if I play correlated (mono) white or pink noise and move my head left and right.

You may also get some effect from that wall behind you.

Rooms and setups can be very interesting!

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ArthurDaniels Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Hi Charlie,

Perhaps the term "hole" is not the most descriptive of what I am experiencing with my new "wide sound" setup. Perhaps a better description would be that, for some recordings, the sound doesn't quite come together in the middle - no doubt because of the space between the speakers.

Right now I am listening to a recording of the "Vespers of 1610", composed by Claudio Monteverdi. The imaging is surprisingly realistic with the soloists right in front of me and the chorus and instruments scattered across the sound stage.

When I first listened to this wide spacing, I noticed new sound differences, but as I continue to listen and after making slight speaker toe-in adjustments, I am beginning to like this setup. More listening is in order.

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Art
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charliehatch Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Thanks, Art. Other than the interference pattern I've described, I can't say I've heard anything like that.

If I had room to do this, I'd be tempted to try it.

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ArthurDaniels Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Hi Charlie,

The more I listen to this wide sound stage, the more intrigued I have become. I can compare it to being center stage and down front in an orchestra hall as opposed to being center stage and back in the middle of the hall. My first impressions were that the stage was too wide, but now I am noticing a depth to the center stage sound that I have not previously experienced with speakers closer together.

I am really looking forward to moving my Triton Ones to the Raleigh room and placing them in this wide spacing. I'll have to wait another couple of months for this experience.

Meanwhile, I'll enjoy my Sevens during the times when we are here in Raleigh as we complete our transition.

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Art
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ArthurDaniels Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Hi Charlie and Everybody,

We are now back in Johnson City, after spending 6 days at our Raleigh home. After experiencing the sound of my Sevens in Raleigh, spaced very wide apart and with the other characteristics of my Bonus Room in play, last night I fired up my "A" system in Johnson City to listen to some music.

I was surprised and disappointed at how uninspiring my Johnson City system now sounded to me - even though it is the system with my Triton Ones and my Cambridge dedicated stereo amp. Missing was the "living presence" of the sound I had been enjoying in Raleigh. Also missing was the deep and tuneful bass of my Raleigh system - even though my Raleigh system uses only my Sevens and a separate Klipsch Sub.

Recalling our recent discussion in Danalex's thread about Triton One Bass response, I quickly concluded that my Johnson City setup just wasn't as good as my Raleigh setup. Most notable would be the tile on slab floor in Johnson City and the essentially center-room location of my PLP in Johnson City.

So, to test my theory, I disconnected my Ones. I then placed my SuperSat 3Cs on shelves at ear height. I elevated my Paradigm Sub by placing it on a dolly. I connected my 3Cs to the Cambridge as my Fronts. I connected the Record Line Out from my Cambridge to a Sony 5.1 Receiver Line Input, then connected the Sub Pre Out from the Sony to my Paradigm LFE Input.

This arrangement allows me to independently control the Paradigm volume level to match the volume level in play for the 3Cs.

This arrangement sounds at least as good as my Ones sounded. So, I have decided to leave this arrangement in place in Johnson City until we complete our move to Raleigh. On our next trip to Raleigh mid next week, I will transport my Ones to Raleigh and have the fun of setting them up in my Bonus Room. I am expecting even better Bonus Room Sound with the Ones in play.

Seems like there is just no end to what can be learned about this mysterious business of sound reproduction.

Happy Listening,

Art
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charliehatch Posted 8 months 1 week ago
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Art, that is interesting. That middle-of-the-room LP can be a bass wrecker, for sure. I've heard it in my system. And that hard floor makes for unwanted reflections and maybe a brighter sound. I'm looking forward to hearing how your Ones sound in your Raleigh room.

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