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  1. Best music for speaker placement and best speaker placement tutorial??? Having acquired a pair of Harbeth P3ESR speakers I'm having fun looking for the ultimate speaker placement. I have downloaded The Visual Sound the Sound Liaison DXD Music Sampler as it was recommended to me as being a great speaker placement tool. (Using the coupon code “XFI2019” you can download the 352DXD for $16 or the 24/ 96 files for $8.) Especially the phase coherent One Microphone recordings on the sampler seems excellent for that purpose: https://www.soundliaison.com/index.php/536-sound-liaison-dxd-music-sampler On the net i.e. youtube, there are a great number of tutorials in speaker placement. Any of these you would especially recommend? https://www.harbeth.co.uk/speakers/userguide.php
  2. Hi, these are total beginner questions so if it's been well answered before please point me in the right direction. OK so I just came from listening on cheap headphones and portable bluetooth speakers to a NAD 3045D + B&W 606's (on stands). I am listening either to my library ripped over the years from CD's using JRiver, or Deezer HiFi streaming or Tidal HiFi/MQA streaming (trialling because Deezer has some bad problems). Have tried both USB and optical connections from computer to NAD 3045D, and also optical connection to Chromecast Audio. It looks like USB lets me enjoy higher quality options (although I'm not sure I can hear it) and is generally more reliable, so I'm going to use that by preference. Questions: Jitter - is it worth spending a few hundred dollars on the various devices that are available for USB connection? My system sounds so much better than anything I had before that I don't recognise any problem at all. Since it was not a super expensive system I don't want to waste money just to find out. On the other hand I don't mind spending that sort of amount to make it even better. Speaker placement - how can I learn a little more without having to keep moving speakers and furniture around? Especially these questions - does it really matter whether the speakers are at normal listening height, or do they just need to be angled so they are aimed at the listener? what if there is no normal listening position, because of the way the room is used? When I have the volume up it feels more like listening to the room than listening to the speakers, and it doesn't matter where I am in the room. Am I imagining that? Thanks for helping me start this journey.
  3. Hey all, I'm hoping someone on here may have some experience with electrostatic speakers and difficult placement requiring the use of acoustic panels. I've purchased a pair of Martin Logan ESLs for my lounge room and I went in with my eyes open regarding difficult placement etc of this type of speaker. My situation is that ideally I need them to sit a little further back than the minimal recommended 2' from rear and side walls. They sound great where they are at the moment but having them so far forward is not aesthetically pleasing in our main living area (and the Mrs needs to be as chuffed as I am) so I want to move them back into more of a 'traditional' speaker placement. Does anyone have any experience running these closer to the walls? I'm assuming absorption panels behind /beside will help but will it also reduce the sound stage/volume? Would diffusion panels be better behind them? My ideal placement would have one speaker ~1' from the front and side wall, while the other is open on the sides but would still be ~1' from the front wall. Really appreciate any advice/wisdom
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