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I have a pair of Acoustic Zen Adagios which use MTM design. The room is 14X12 and is smallish. I intend to move the system across to the otherside where there is more long wall, and I can experiment with distance from back wall. Here is my experience in their present location flanking a flat screen and stand. I throw a comforter over the TV to dampen down the room a bit more---I have a big sofa and overstuffed recliner chair, but a wall of windows which tends to make the room bright. The sound is very good but IMO could be much better. There is a node in the room which covers over the midrange, and the speaker sounds louder than its volume setting.In addition, the focus and imaging seems not as precise as manufacturer claims. I probably need some echo busters in the corners of the ceiling behind speakers or bass traps in the corner. If you are familiar with "live-end" "dead-end" theory of room dampening, the live end is where you sit.... I was advised to tilt them backward by using the short spikes that are standard with the speaker and extending the height of the spikes of the front outrigger . This did seem to help balance the speaker better and the sound is smoother, but there is much more potential to this speaker which I want to tap. I hope this helps Good Luck! Jim
In my experience, you want a narrower radiation pattern in a small room than you do in a large room, and in most cases you want to use more toe-in than normal. This is to keep the energy in the early reflections to a minimum. To the extent that the MTM format reduces early reflections in the vertical plane imho it's theoretically a step in the right direction, but that narrowed vertical pattern of the midwoofers should carry over to the tweeter as well, which is seldom the case.