Try it and listen; if they sound better then leave them.
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Speaker position is critical. Your room has it's own signature. One advantage of toeing in is reducing first reflections off of nearby walls. I actually toe my VMPS speakers in so that they crossfire about two feet in front of me. Move them around and see. I can hardly believe Arnie Nudell would say the speakers can only be used one way. Cheers
Some manufacturers recommend pointing the speakers straight ahead due to the dispersion pattern of the drivers, that is they are actually smoother off axis. Warnerwh has hit on an excellent way of avoiding 1st reflections and still pointing the speaker the equivilent of "straight ahead". Provided you pay attention to flat bass, you can get the speakers very close to side walls this way. Can work great in small rooms. Warnerwh's method also has a side benefit - you can get usable stereo imaging while sitting in front of one of the speakers, i.e. like some one sitting on one end of the sofa or in a seperate chair next to the sweet spot.
I have Gen V's and they are (now) toed in -- about 55-60 degrees apart. I found that this position gave the best (i.e. most balanced / +-9db /) in room response at MY listening position.
Keeping them straight ahead achieves a laid-back presentation -- as newbee said, the manufacturer prefers you to listen off-axis. This probably gives a better unechoic response curve.
Ultimately, you'll have to experiment; put the controls on default position (I would switch off the servo amp) and try crossing the axis in front of the listening position keeping them equidistant from that position. Listen. Then, start toeing out, pivoting either the front right edge OR the back left of each speaker (as you see the speakers from lsitening position). In the one case, the speakers axis will be slightly lengthened, in the other case the listening axis will be shortened. Listen again and decide. Repeat if necessary.
You should be able to perceive microdetail effortlessly, while transient attack should be good.
Controls: set the midrange at 2' (i.e. midway) and the front tweet at 12". The tweet setting is room dependent; so, choose a recording that is reputedly good and has natural sounds you recognise. Listen, then turn up the tweets on both speakers by 5". Listen again, etc. Choose the setting that's TONALLY the best (i.e. gives better balance with the rest of the spectrum.
I have owned Gen Vs for several years.
After "going by the book" for awhile, Scott Frankland moved them back towards the wall a bit and further apart. This created a huge soundstage but I lost a bit of depth. I found towing them in just slightly also helped, too.
Set-up properly, these speakers are some of the finest I've ever heard.