PapaSmurf2k3 wrote:Thanks for the tips! I'll try re-routing the power cable tomorrow, but I doubt I have enough speaker cable to push one of the speakers all the way to the corner. I might have some laying around somewhere though.
As with everything in life, there are trade-offs. Putting your speakers in corners will help with bass, but it spreads your sound stage, which messes up imaging. It also causes diffraction issues in the non-bass frequencies, meaning localizable sound bounces off the walls and to your ears, but with a slight delay in time. It causes peaks, nulls, and even phasing issues. Some people never even know they hear this and others pin point it like a needle in their vein.
All you can do is try it and see if it works for your ears and your room. Others combat it by placing sound deadening panels on the walls. The thickness and composition will determine which sound waves are absorbed the best. So a person can actually "tune" their deadening panels for those frequencies that are most problematic. But to really fine tune things, you'd need 1/4 wavelength pipes that will resonate out of phase with the frequency in question.
Sound radiates in a sphere from a speaker, so putting it in a corner is the same as 1/8 of a sphere.
half shere (2pi)= speaker sitting in the middle of a field or playground; sound moves vertically 90deg and horizontally 360deg.
1/4 sphere (pi) = speaker against a wall, but away from corners, sound moves vertically 90degrees and horizontally 180deg.
1/8 space (1/2pi) is a speaker in a corner. Sound moves vertically 90deg and horizontally 90deg.
Space drops from there, for example, horns used in proaudio horn tweeters ect, operate in less than 1/8 space which further helps reinforce sound, thus increasing it's sensitivity.
You gotta stop talking to me about sound, because the more I think about it the more I should be an acoustical engineer instead of an electrical and computer.