Speakers in an attic

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    Manuel Felices

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    I need help to place my speakers in an attic. the measurements are 5x3.2 meters. The highest area of the room measures 2.5 meters. They are currently located in the part of the room with the lowest ceiling. The listening point is forming an equilateral triangle and behind, there are about 1.5 meters. Is it correct or is there a tip or position to take into account?
     
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    Hi Manuel
    There are various factors. First off, I would suggest that under the highest ceiling point might be better, to minimise reverberation off the ceiling and walls. What other furnishings do you have in the listening area? Lots of hard surfaces are bad news. But also - what make/model/size are your speakers? Floorstanding? Bookshelf? Standmounted? Is it easy to move them around and try different locations? If so, I would check any guidance which came with the speakers (or look online) - for any decent speakers the manufacturers usually suggest at least a distance between speakers and the wall behind them. 1.5 meters sounds OK. Try changing the toe-in of the speakers - it can make a difference. Try straight ahead, then gradually increase the toe-in. Also I would suggest you listen at some length to the different locations - a few days at least, and using the same source material/music.
    Finally for now - a lot depends on how critically you want to listen. But you are right to consider the listening area as one of the most important components in your equipment!
    Let us know how you get on.
    Jeff
     
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    Maybe is easier with a picture....;)
    The speakers are MA BX2 and I will shop a pair of MA Silver 200 soon.

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    Have a look at https://www.whathifi.com/advice/how-to-choose-right-speakers-part-three-set - for advice on setting up. My only comment is that your speakers are pointing straight ahead. Try angling them inwards gradually and listening to the imaging.

    If you are moving to MA floorstanders (Silver 200) you need to be even more careful, because the bass should be more extended. But if you get the BX2s in the right location you should find the 200s work well there as well - just be sure there is enough space behind them.

    Jeff
     
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    Ok. Thanks a lot. A will try to move the speakers
     
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    Don't forget to enjoy the music!
     
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