I bought my VR 33’s 8 years ago, and spent the first month trying out different distances from the wall to get the best sound, especially the bass response. Seeing as they were designed to be placed close to the wall, I ended up with them being about 8” from the wall, and they sounded great. Recently, I moved the speakers away from the wall to clean behind, and I decided to see what they sounded like being about 2 feet away (back of speaker to wall). I was amazed at how good they sounded, and it was better than they were before. The sound stage was wider and there was an airiness about the sound that I had never heard before. There didn’t seem to be any real loss to the bass response either, which surprised me.
I’m stoked about this, and wonder if anyone else has tried this with their VR33’s or 35’s and did they get similar results?