A Master Class in speaker placement

February 23, 2018 ask the expert
It comes up again and again. Because it's important. An inch here and an inch there, it all makes a difference. And it's tough to get right.

Setting up your speakers is real work - concentration and patience paramount.

We've invited our Senior Manager for the Dynaudio Academy, Roland Hoffmann, to join us in the Ask the Expert studio to talk about speaker placement. It soon turned into a true Master Class, packed with tips, tricks and practical takes on real situations sent in from our Facebook fans.

01:56 - Distance to the wall
10:13 - Rear ported speakers vs. the wall
13:03 - Bass performance and square rooms
19:55 - Applying theory to real setups
25:11 - The best test music for low-frequencies
28:37 - Stereo triangle and listening position
35:52 - How to place a Contour 30
38:04 - The best test music for imaging

Find the tracks and music Roland recommended in the video below:

Lou Reed – Walk on the wild side, Transformer
Daft Punk – Get Lucky, Random Access Memory
Kraftwerk – Das Model (2009 re-master), Die Mensch Machine
Turboweekend – Sweet Jezebel, Ghost Of A Chance

Stereo image and soundstage:
Norah Jones – Little Room, Not Too Late
Jennifer Warnes – Bird on a wire, Famous Blue Raincoat
Pink Panther Soundtrack by Christophe Beck (2006) – Pink Panther Theme

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