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Soffit mounted nearfields

Hi Guys,

So, I'm getting ready to build my studio in the garage, and have been spending a ton of time at John Sayers site, where he's a big proponent of soffit mounting appropriate near fields. (My Genelec 1031s in this case, which have the right sort of bass management switches on the back to allow for it.)

What are you guys' opinions on soffiting these sort of near fields. It's not going to be a giant room )roughly 12'x16', but designed for stereo acoustics, and putting the speakers in the wall could be a nice aesthetic move.

Seems like it could be good for imaging and low end, but they'd end up being quite a bit further from my than I'm used to. Maybe in a room that's dialed in, that's not an issue.


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Tried it with my 20/20s. Seemed cool at first but over time I relly noticed that I was having trouble with translating etc. So I removed them and life is much better using them as nearfields. They sounded cool but just didn't work out.
For what it's worth my room was 12x16
I got a lot of my ideas from the JLS site also.
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