|I've recently moved my system to a new dedicated 2ch/HT room. In the old room (just your everyday living room) I had wide soundstage and deep bass. I had made no real attempt to optimize my speaker placement since I was building the new media room and knew I'd have to move everything soon. At my listening position in the new room, the soundstage is wide but strong bass response is hanging about 3 feet above my head. If I stand up the bass response is perfect as well as the soundstage. If I sit I have wide soundstage but little bass response. |
New room: 18'x11.5x8' speakers on short wall with media cabinet and TV in between, room is carpeted, speakers are 8.5' apart, 16" from side walls, 28" out from front wall, 1" toe in to listening position which is 8' from speakers.
System (sorry nothing fancy): Jolida JD100 player into Rotel RSX-1056 surr processor, left and right signal sent to a Rotel RB-1080 amp for 2 channel listening into Von Schweikert VR4-jr speakers. Speakers are biwired. Interconnects are homemade using Chris Venhaus' method. Speaker wire is standard 12 guage braided.
None of the interconnects or cables were changed when I moved from one room to another. I've moved the speakers around quite a bit but have not been able to move the bass response down to my sitting ear level and I loose the nice wide soundstage if I push the speakers back into the corners or closer together.
I assume room treatments are in my future but which ones? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.