Very interesting. I find this stuff amazing.
Raises more questions in my tiny brain though. Would love to play around with measurements of my speakers in relation to side and and "front" walls, but it's such a PITA to move everything around - everything is kind of shoe-horned in.
My current experimentation arose about 2 weeks ago when I invited a couple of very knowledgeable "new friends" from the local Audio group over for dinner and having them listen to my setup in the hopes of receiving some constructive criticism/input on my setup. They did so, and had one overriding recommendation - and it flew in the face of my beliefs.
I always thought that you should pull the speakers as far away from the front wall (the wall behind the speakers as viewed from the main listening position)(i.e., as far in as SWMBO would allow), so that's what I did. The LS6's are over 50" from the front wall. I know that most of the high end dealers I go to have the Speakers in their big rooms well away (sometimes 6-8' !!) from the Front wall.
These guys said I needed to move the speakers closer
to the front wall!
Their reasoning was that a rear ported speaker needs to have some of that energy that is sent to the rear, return to the listener in a resonable amount of time in order to better create the sense of depth when listening .
Now I've been trying to research information on speaker/wall distance interaction. I would love to move the speakers a bit closer to the front wall, but it will take my wife and I the better part of the day to move everything around in order to give it a shot.
Danny, anything you have on this speaker/wall interaction I really enjoy seeing. I would love to sit down and pick your brain at some point.....