When all else fails.......

Update on my recent Focal purchase....so far, most reviews recommend 100 hours of break in for the beryllium tweeter. As break-in continues, I notice the bass becoming more evident. Adjusting the spikes and moving the speaker away from the wall will have an effect on the bass response....however I have been working on getting the imaging dialed in........

Working on placement has been the effort lately. Narrow more than wide placement seems to sound better, so search after search for spacing recommendations have been underway.

I found recommended listening distance, even got the size of the rooms they were reviewed in, but no spacing specs.....until, I ran across a review that covered set up.

This is what I read:

Setup

The owner's manual suggests positioning the Kanta No.2s symmetrically, not too close to a room corner or wall, and ideally so that they and the listening position describe an equilateral triangle.

To which I respond with..."OWNERS MANUAL???"

When all else fails, just look in the box :D:o
Source: BRP Panasonic UB9000, CDP Emotiva ERC3 - Display: LG OLED EVO 83 C3 - Pre/Pro: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2, XPA-6, Speakers, Mains/2ch-Focal Kanta No2's, C-LSiM706, S-702F/X, RS-RTiA9's, WS-RTiA9's, FH-RTiA3's, Subs - Epik Empire x 2

Cables: AudioQuest McKenzie XLR's/CDP/Amp, Carbon 48/BRP, Forest 48/Display

EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is.
When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

Comments

  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    edited November 2023
    Moving the Polk RTi speakers out of the room will also positively impact the performance of the Focals. Ideally you really don't want two sets of towers in close proximity like that.
  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 2,068
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Moving the Polk RTi speakers out of the room will also positively impact the performance of the Focals. Ideally you really don't want two sets of towers in close proximity like that.

    Don't I know it!!! I wish I could. I mean, after finally achieving an 11.2 set up for theater, I've dedicated the Focals for 2ch only and in my small 1580 sq ft home, I don't have a dedicated space for 2ch. So everything is integrated.

    I am however considering losing the "wide" channels to free up some space on the front stage.....3 sets of towers across the front is a bit overwhelming :o ....but the sound is phenomenal.

    I'm fixin to sell my 707's which are currently used as rears. Then I'll move the wides to the rear. At least, that's the current plan.
    Source: BRP Panasonic UB9000, CDP Emotiva ERC3 - Display: LG OLED EVO 83 C3 - Pre/Pro: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2, XPA-6, Speakers, Mains/2ch-Focal Kanta No2's, C-LSiM706, S-702F/X, RS-RTiA9's, WS-RTiA9's, FH-RTiA3's, Subs - Epik Empire x 2

    Cables: AudioQuest McKenzie XLR's/CDP/Amp, Carbon 48/BRP, Forest 48/Display

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is.
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman