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We'd all like our speakers to disappear and in their place enjoy the illusion of a deep and wide soundstage. Once heard, it can become addictive. One of the easiest ways of achieving this vanishing act is by the addition of diffusers on the front wall (the wall behind the loudspeakers). Regardless of the type of loudspeaker you're listening to, this simple technique almost always works. In fact, over the many years I have been setting up systems, a set of diffusers against the front wall has never failed to offer exactly what I suggest. The type of diffuser is important. Here's the kind I have found works best. There's plenty of online shops that make or sell this kind of wooden diffuser. And, the more filled the front wall is with these acoustic diffusers, the more palpable the soundstage that forms behind the speaker pair. Sometimes the simplest methods are the best.
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