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Old 29th January 2019
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Originally Posted by deedeeyeah View Post
minimal listening distance does not depend on crossover frequency
Yes it does, here is a good explanation under the vertical directivity section-

Speaker lobing calculator – Polar response – Audio Judgement

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Originally Posted by deedeeyeah View Post
most coax designs use horns for the hf: it's not recommend using them at short distance, au contraire...
There are many that don't (KEF, new genelec, unity boulder etc), but there is no technical reason horns can't be used at close range other than their size, which increases center to center spacing in a non-coaxial. A pair of danley SH50's sound excellent at close range.

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Originally Posted by deedeeyeah View Post
it's certainly not an issue in a control room! (unless it is huge, has no acoustic treatment and monitors are way too small/underpowered for the size of the room)!
My issue is with the term near field, which does have to do with critical distance- but agree, we should abandon that term. It has led to the myth that 2-ways are good for close listening and this isn't necessarily true, nor is it necessarily true that 3 or more way designs are bad for close listening.