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...... because that distance is closer to the distance between ears. I look at the Jecklin Disk as an attempt at approximating the head shadow effect, so realistic distance between microphones is preferable, from that point of view.
But it is such a raw approximation of the head that we are more in the realm of creativity rather than realism. So I don't see any problem with experimenting with other distances as well, if realism is not high in one's priority list.
A Decca Tree doesn't approximate anyone's ear spacing that I know, nor M-S, XY or typical AB spacing distances.

Are your speakers located at typical ear space distance....and does speaker spacing replicate the stage width of a single guitar player...or an orchestra ?

Ear spacing probably works best in the binaural listening world, where playback via earbuds or headphones gives the best correlation between pickup and replay

There are as many (or more) divergences from ear spacing in traditional miking methodology as there is adherence to it...especially when speaker replay is involved, so holding to it as some sort of golden ideal is subject to query
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There are as many (or more) divergences from ear spacing in traditional miking methodology as there is adherence to it...especially when speaker replay is involved, so holding to it as some sort of golden ideal is subject to query
Yes, there are. And I already said that they all sound to me like pleasurable approximations of the real thing.
Good for the majority. Not so much for me. That's why capsule spacing is high on my own priority list.
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Are your speakers located at typical ear space distance....and does speaker spacing replicate the stage width of a single guitar player...or an orchestra ?

Ear spacing probably works best in the binaural listening world, where playback via earbuds or headphones gives the best correlation between pickup and replay
Also, let's keep sound reproduction separate from sound recording.

Headphones are equalized in such a way that they try to provide the same frequency response you get from a speaker setup in a standard configuration. The main thing that loudspeakers add is cross-talk (which is not a little, I'll give you that).
I happen to still prefer loudspeaker playback over headphones due to several reasons, even with binaural recordings. But this is another subject altogether.
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