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    How to position your speakers perfectly

    Best speaker placement tutorial and best music for speaker placement
    Having just acquired a pair of Harbeth P3ESR speakers I'm having fun looking for the ultimate speaker placement.

    I have downloaded the Sound Liaison DXD sampler https://www.soundliaison.com/index.p...-music-sampler as it was recommended to me as being a great speaker placement tool.
    (Using the coupon code “XFI2019” you can download the 352DXD for €10 or the24/ 96 files for €5.)

    Especially the phase coherent One Microphone recordings on the sampler seems excellent for that purpose:
    These guys and this recording just rocks. Pace, rhythm, tone and soundstage are just off the charts. The precise placement of all four of the musicians perfectly matches the photos of the sessions. The balance of all four instruments is darn near perfect. As you can no doubt tell, I am a huge fan of this recording. It is one of the best in terms of recording quality I have ever heard. Of course, and as always, your view of the actual music content may vary quite considerably from mine. Nonetheless, I think we would all agree that this recording sounds sensational. ” source; https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/revie...cordings-r813/

    On the net i.e. youtube, there are a great number of tutorials in speaker placement.
    Any of these you would especially recommend?



    https://www.harbeth.co.uk/speakers/userguide.php

    My friend Robert from Melbourne forwarded these questions that he posted on a local forum. I thought we might be able to help him out.

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    Re: How to position your speakers perfectly

    I suggest checking out Jim Smith's book, "Get Better Sound". It is inexpensive, a great reference, and a excellent guide!
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    Re: How to position your speakers perfectly

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    I suggest checking out Jim Smith's book, "Get Better Sound". It is inexpensive, a great reference, and a excellent guide!

    Agreed, Jim's book is highly valuable. Pay special attention to the discussion about positioning the listening seat first. This is the single most important step in room setup and generally trumps anything that can be done with speaker position. Listening position needs to be placed in the room where there is smooth, even bass. This can be done by ear, and more easily (in my view) through measurement. Easy, free, and highly effective.
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    Re: How to position your speakers perfectly

    Quote Originally Posted by MPW View Post
    Agreed, Jim's book is highly valuable. Pay special attention to the discussion about positioning the listening seat first. This is the single most important step in room setup and generally trumps anything that can be done with speaker position. Listening position needs to be placed in the room where there is smooth, even bass. This can be done by ear, and more easily (in my view) through measurement. Easy, free, and highly effective.
    Awesome book
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    Re: How to position your speakers perfectly

    I have the P3 Anniversary edition. Get in touch if you want to know my experiences concerning placement.

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    Re: How to position your speakers perfectly

    Here is Jim Smith talking;

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    Re: How to position your speakers perfectly

    I would't mind having a bit of deflection at the ceiling like in this studio;
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    Re: How to position your speakers perfectly

    I will order Jim's book today!
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    Re: How to position your speakers perfectly

    These very recent "One Microphone" recordings are not on the sampler but they are excellent for the purpose of this thread.
    https://www.soundliaison.com/index.php