Helps to have better than one baffle like Ohm Walsh. And some kind of loudness control.
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Given only two speakers, the best you can try to do is aim for a best-effort compromise across multiple listening positions. Someone, or everyone, will experience time- or volume-related inaccuracies.
With more speakers, and signal processing, you have potentially more options and can therefore achieve a better compromise (e.g. Trinnov), but no one has yet produced a system that uses active cancellation to produce multiple sweet spots that do not interfere with each other. Alternatively, you could go with a single "point-source" speaker.
As a thought-experiment, you could have two speakers so far away from the relatively small physical area where all listeners are located, so as to have minimal SPL loss or differences in timing. But that's probably not possible in your home unless your living room is a TARDIS.
2 channel kinda, 4 channels, no problem. It was and is used on dance floors..
You can push them into the corners, they will be like most, places with music or sound.
One speaker each corner, usually hung from the ceiling, off the floor, with very positive caster, (top tipped forward)
A lot of folks STILL use it. Square dance floors, roller/ice skating rings
For two speakers Corner horns (Klipsch) are just for that, in a home environment.
Clears the floor and makes it a lot more milti-listener friendly. That's two channel.
No reason you can't have more than one tape mark on the floor, ay?
Most speakers will work.. Just need to raise them up a bit, (if you can), and push towards the corners..
Thanks guys. I had heard of Ohm Walsh but did not know what they were. Interesting but I've already got the speakers.
I've seen speakers hanging from the ceiling in small venues. Of course my wife would nix that idea. She barely consented to let me put the speakers in there to begin with.
And I guess to clarify I should say I'm not looking for 'big' sound per se. The Aerial Acoustics 6Ts that I have in there do a decent job of that. I should also say the question is theoretical in that it doesn't seem like something that is discussed much here. But it seems like it would be a 'thing' for rooms not dedicated to a single optimized listening position.
Here is an interesting twist. I also have a Bryston 5 channel amp and a pair of Aerial Acoustics 5Ts. So I could do 4 speakers and try to optimize the system for low-to-conversation-friendly volume. Not sure if that is possible.
I'm trying to sell those components for an estate but I could keep them if I wanted to. The bigger hurdle would my wife allowing all that stuff in her formal living room.