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Can't Hear The Bass in A Equal Trinagle
Old 13th October 2013
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Can't Hear The Bass in A Equal Trinagle

in my previous room i didn't really gave much attention to the acoustics and the equal triangle so the distance between me and speakers is the same between the speakers themselves. anyway, now i moved to a new home and tried to make it a little more correct is a sort of way, and for some reason, when i sit exactly 85cm from each speaker, and the distance between them is also 85, i can't hear the bass, or hear the kick drum like it's kicking right.

and for some reason, if i move a little bit closer to the speakers for example the distance will be something like 60cm from me to the monitors, I'm starting to hear the bass the kick drums correctly..

I'm guessing it's because the room is not acoustically treated of course,
but is it OK to sit even if it's not equal triangle so at least I'll hear the bass?
BTW i have Bringer TRUTH B3030A Monitors.
and of course everything is being checked at monitor level. (83-85dB SPL)

thank you very much for any help.
Old 13th October 2013
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Yes, that is only a starting point, you may need to experiment to get the sound right for you. Oh and acoustic treatment of course
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Yes, that is only a starting point, you may need to experiment to get the sound right for you. Oh and acoustic treatment of course
so i didn't quite get your answer. is it ok to "break" the equal triangle so i'll the get bass - i understood you correctly?
Old 13th October 2013
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Basically as Jens says. Yes
Old 14th October 2013
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OK - to begin with - as I believe the link Jens made mentions - there are no "rules" there are only suggested starting points to fine tuning the relationship of speaker to person within an specific room.

And the fact that you sliding forward improved things does not indicate that you should not be sitting within an equilateral triangle related to your speakers - it is quite possible that repositioning your speakers would provide an improved result.

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Old 15th October 2013
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How far are your speakers from the front wall?
Old 15th October 2013
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Here is a article we did on setting up your monitors. No rules!
Monitor Positioning in Room Setup - GIK Acoustics
Old 15th October 2013
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I would take the whole triangle and move it forward and backward.

While the 38% option is pliable, the equilateral triangle is a more rigid concept, in that straying from it too much will always lead to a diminished soundstage.
Old 16th October 2013
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I got the same problem
Old 16th October 2013
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I would take the whole triangle and move it forward and backward.

While the 38% option is pliable, the equilateral triangle is a more rigid concept, in that straying from it too much will always lead to a diminished soundstage.
+1

But also try and change the size of the equilateral triangle but keeping the speakers close (as close as possible) to the front wall.
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+1

But also try and change the size of the equilateral triangle but keeping the speakers close (as close as possible) to the front wall.
OR very very far from the front wall (8' or greater).
Old 17th October 2013
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I would check cabling, just to be absolutely sure that the speakers are not in antiphase.
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