I've been reading the posts on the site for some time. I was recently looking for reviews on the Spatial M3 Turbo S and found several threads via AudioCircle, particularly this one that caused me to join. Here's why. Many of us either are or have been on the merry go round search for the Holy Grail of two channel audio. I've been struggling to be happy with my speakers for some time. I currently own a pair of Klipsch Cornwall III's that I'm driving with a Decware Torii Mk. IV, sourced from an Oppo BDP-105. The Cornwall's are for the most part okay. The problem is that I hear a bit of fatiguing harshness in the mid-range which is really bad on older recordings; and not quite the bottom end I would like across the board. I'm having a custom Pre or line stage built for the system and and while talking with the builder regarding my desire for a bit better speaker, he suggested I check into the Spatial's. After reading everything I could find on the Spatial's, and then emailing Mr. Shaw, I decided to order a pair. I mean, how could I go wrong with the return policy? I'll be able to audition them side by side with the CWIII's. Until they arrive (guessing several weeks) I was wondering if I could pick the brains of current M3 or M4 owners.
To begin with, is placement with the M3 generally in line with the M4? (i've seen quite a bit on this.) And I have read opinions for the M3 that varies from 18 inches out from the back wall to 6 ft. out. I don't have 6 ft to play with. But I can do up to 40 inches. (I call this an aesthetic because I'm married thing. And because she let's me ride this merry go round with never a complaint, I'm okay with this.)
In case you're wondering, my current listening room is 23 X 17 X 8. The speakers will be centered on the long wall on either side of a large bay window. If you're facing the speakers, there is a 4x4 cut out for the front entryway. (Bay window and cut out not included in the dimensions.) and there is a 32 inch open door frame on the right rear side wall.
I've really enjoyed your thoughts and opinions to this point; and I look forward to hearing your thoughts and advice now.
Any opinions on placement out from the front walls in this room? And will the entry and door frame be a major detriment?