Thanks for the quick responses, I'm listening...
Glenn, I have here two series of test results, taken from the asymmetric and symmetric positions respectively, the speakers were the same distance apart in both scenarios: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ydaua35k8wwxj8/Dxq7Som5pe
To my eyes, the results look very comparable, the waterfall looks improved by the symmetrical position [I'm looking at the 60Hz (+/-5Hz)]. At least I don't think I'm losing anything by sitting where I plan to. Re: Starting position for honing in on the listening position:
Originally Posted by Rod Gervais
My design philosophy is that (in a control room) symmetry trumps, starting right out of the gate.
I agree with Glenn (not surprisingly) that you want your speakers firing from the low point in the room towards the high point in the room........
The control rooms at Power Station New England and Avatar Studios NYC are wider than they are deep - this is by design.......
Rod: Thanks for this, it's reassuring information.
As for the speakers firing from low-to-high, unfortunately I have other (practical) reasons for positioning my speakers such that they're pointing high-to-low, I refer you to the following image: http://www.gearslutz.com/board/attac...key-photo4.jpg
That's the carpenter and his 'team' in the room before it was enclosed - the door side (on the left) is now a rockwool-filled plasterboard wall, the outer wall (on the right) has removeable wooden panels, that will be covered with a combination of plasterboard and rockwool.
I thought the option to occasionally remove these panels would be useful (eg. in case I need to fit a piano in the room). How important is the low-to-high position of the speakers?
Is there any literature on the reasoning behind this?
I haven't begun the room treatment yet. I'm having some wall panels built (again, a combination of plasterboard and rockwool), and I was planning on suspending one above the listening position to prevent early reflections from above. Depending on what I learn about this suggestion, I could maybe angle this panel so it is goes from low-to-high.
What do you think?