- Jan 26, 2022
My AV System
- Scarlett 18i20
- Front Speakers
- Focal Be6 Solo
- BK XLS200FF
- Streaming Subscriptions
- Audirvana + Tidal HiFi
- Other Equipment
Hi. I have spent a couple of weeks exploring hi fi setup at home, and wanted to share some images and solicit people's thoughts. I'll share a couple more images under the text.
It's the main space in a 2 bedroom apartment. The current speaker position is not The One, just the last place we stopped moving them around last night.
The obvious thing would be to put the system down the far end of the room, on the left. Most of the furniture down there can be moved easily, but...
1) Moving the furniture around is a bit complicated, especially in a way which is somewhat symmetrical near the speakers.
2) The main orientation of the room as we use it is really the axis between the camera and the speakers. Kind of diagonal.
3) It's nice having the trees as the 'back wall'. For instance, we don't really sit on the sofa, we tend to lie on it looking out the window.
I've read a comments saying Mission Freedom 770 Mk V need to be very close to the back wall for bass, but that's not possible with this orientation. If you look closely the metal from the balcony sticks out.
1) Do you think the room would likely sound much better with the speakers against the back wall on the left? Is it worth heaving things around to try?
2) How might you use REW to explore this situation? Would it just be a case of optimising the main listening space, and then accepting the imperfections in the other two?
3) Is there a third different setup / orientation which stands out to you as acoustically most likely to be the best, even if it would be a pain in the to organise the room around it?
FWIW the 'main listening position' is currently sitting on the carpet, playing with the cats. Speaker stands / hi fi position etc are temporary. The exercise bike thing is on the way out.
measurements in meters, sketch not to scale.