Move Furniture?

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I've seen it recommended to move all furniture out of the way for measurements. In theory, that would yield better results for timings but what about frequency response?
Doesn't accuracy of frequency suffer by trying to improve the timing's result?
 

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Nearby surfaces can have a significcant influence on the measurement, with regards to timing and frequency response. That goes both for meausurement and for what you hear. But these nearby surfaces can also be very sensitive to small location variations of the furniture itself or the listener.

A "clean" environment around the listener is always a good thing for obtaining the best correspondance between measured and heard sound.

I always measure with all the furniture in place, but the jury is still out on this one.
 

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Nearby surfaces can have a significcant influence on the measurement, with regards to timing and frequency response. That goes both for meausurement and for what you hear. But these nearby surfaces can also be very sensitive to small location variations of the furniture itself or the listener.

A "clean" environment around the listener is always a good thing for obtaining the best correspondance between measured and heard sound.

I always measure with all the furniture in place, but the jury is still out on this one.
Funny thing when I ask these types of questions, I always get fixated on the results of the simulations and always forget to do the most important thing.... Listening to the filter :)
 

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Another funny thing: If you lay the microphone down on a table or place it in some othe ill-fit spot, perform a measurement and create a correction....

It will sound pretty damned good if you place one of your ears in the exact same spot. But it may sound pretty strange in more normal listening position.:greengrin:
 
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