Originally Posted by CoolColJ
The tweeter and mid driver are supposed to be on the inside, right?
Wouldn't it make more sense for the tweeter and mid on the outside? More stereo width, and the woofer is less directional so, being on the inside won't hurt stereo imaging etc
Anyone using it with tweeter/mid on the outside?
Because they take up so much room width wise, I can't place them as wide as I'd like with the woofer on the outside...
I had them fairly close before, but moving them outwards just 3 inches each side made a huge difference to the depth and quality of the stereo imaging!
I used to believe this notion until I started realizing some of my bass synths would sit heavy left or right and after I heard my mixes in headphones or in a club with stereo subs... And with a large majority of listeners consuming music on headphones that's a big problem.
It's actually extremely beneficial in my opinion (thinking scientifically) to have the lo frequency drivers on the outside. Yes bass frequencies travel more omni directional however they are still traveling from
a specific direction, which is why just shoving a sub anywhere behind the desk still wont deliver a true image. If you're perceptive enough you can close your eyes, spin around, and still tell which direction the sub is coming from. I prefer stereo sub anyways - I perceive it as more realistic and yield better results.
I love the SM9s and have had some of my best listening experiences with them - however, I feel like I would be head over heels for them if they were a purely vertical design :