Uh, you're saying one Wide Angle will replace several HFTs?
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Fantastic that you are using the Synergistic Research HFT speaker Kits. I also agree that they give an impressive upgrade to one's speaker's sound. Finally we have a way to fine tune our own speakers in our room.
And it is nice that if you latter move or sell the speakers, the HFT Speaker Kit is removable and stays with you for the next room or speakers you own.
I do think they are worth trying on any speaker as they are easily removable and returnable if you do not like them.
The Wide Angle HFT's do have a powerful effect and so I had to experiment to find the optimal location. This was with all the HFT's previously mounted on the wall and on the speakers.
For temporary placing of HFT's I prefer to use Blue Stick By DAP sold at Home Depot stores. The temporary adhesive that comes with the kit is fine but the DAP product is even better. After I am happy with all locations, I then used a hot glue gun to get a more permanent adhesion. I still can remove the HFT's without damaging the surface they are stuck to. HFT's that are hot glued on have an even greater sonic effect than when using the adhesive putty.
Blue Stick? Or Blu-Tack? Because there is a Blu-Tack, a slightly stiffer version of the White Tack Synergistic sends. I already have Blu-Tack.
So far with only the one Speaker Kit split between the two speakers, and 10 HFT's, already my system sounds so good I can hardly believe it. I mean the imaging is just freaking amazing! Gonna have to get the other Speaker Kit soon, which will get me the Wide Angles free, then stop and enjoy a while.
Put one on the other night I haven't heard in a while, Francis A and Edward K, and the palpable there-ness of the brass, room ambience, to say nothing of Sinatra, was just insane! Never realized before but it was like the sax was one speaker, horns the other, with Sinatra and Ellington in the middle. Now its like the whole friggen orchestra spread out clear across the room! Ellington's faint little tinkling of keys still soft and low but now clear as can be.
Seriously doubt there's any component on the market can do this, it has to be the room. What lies buried in crappy room acoustics people have no idea until they try this stuff!
And yeah I do want FEQ too. Subs first though....
Yes the removable adhesive I like the best is called Blue Stick manufactured by DAP. Blue Tack is good buy I prefer Blu Stick after comparing both products.
I absolutely agree with you that treating the room acoustics with the family of HFT products gives impressive improvements to the sound.
I also think treating the room should be done before an audiophile flips more components while searching for that special sound they desire.