Can the sweet spot be widened?

January 27, 2019
 by Paul McGowan

7 comments on “Can the sweet spot be widened?”

  1. How about full bipole speakers, their manufacturers claim larger sweet spots, would those help getting some of the accustic issues in square rooms resolved?

  2. Paul , are you done with this sound room ? I ask , and I realize that there is a lot going on between your live action and my viewing , but there seems to be excessive reflective/reverberant sound . I hear it in your speaking voice . Hey , how about clapping your hands for us at a few points in the room .

  3. Paul, you have described your problem, 'how can I make my new speakers so that they always sound their best in my clients' rooms?"
    There is one solution that will please a lot of people, just not a lot of partners. You want the broadest most convincing soundstage (the Holy Grail)? This does it.

    The Joachim Gerhard / prof Malcolm Hawksford setup: Far, far apart, way way into the room, aimed at the listener.
    The formula for the perfect Gerhard setup; the speakers at the foci of an ellipse defining the rectangular room, subtending a wide angle to the pointing inward speakers. [an image, oh for an image]

    Why? Because it gives the most random wall reflections, obviating their reflecting interferences.
    They presented to the AES, available "Loudspeaker Placement for Optimised Phantom Source Reproduction."

    Stereophile reviewed a pair set up this way and...it worked. https://www.stereophile.com/content/sonics-joachim-gerhard-allegra-loudspeaker-page-2

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