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One against wall, one against corner (8040)

david-, modified 10 Years ago.

One against wall, one against corner (8040)

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 8/25/11 Recent Posts
Sorry for all the questions recently but I've recently gotten my 8040's and they're lovely, I'm just a bit curious about set up. I checked the set-up guide I got with it that tells me to use -4dB bass tilt when they're against a wall and -4dB basstilt AND -4dB bass roll off in corners. should I have them set the same way (both with just tilt) or should one be with the bass roll-off as well?

Regards, David.

Also, I think they're a bit too low placed on my table, is it okay to heighten them a couple of centimeters using a book or something? ^^

Edit: I'm also quite confused about the distance to the wall. I'm placing them quite close and according to the set up guide I'm supposed to have 5cm from the hole at the back to the wall? Even when I place one in a corner? is it even possible to have 5cm to the wall if you place it in a corner? :shock:
ilkka-rissanen, modified 10 Years ago.

Re: One against wall, one against corner (8040)

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts

The idea of using the room eq switches is to adapt the speaker ot the room acoustics around it. So this means that if the room acoustics around the speaker pair are different, you should use different settings. But please remember that the given settings are just recommendations, they are not set in stone, so to speak. You should always test and listen with different settings to find out which ones are best for your system and room.

it is perfectly ok to place them higher, actually you MUST do it, should you seek for the best possible sound quality. For example see this document: ... 20A-8020B/

The 5 cm is a minimum distance due to the reflex ports, but of course it's OK to have more than 5 cm! :)