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Just beautiful.Jazzman53,How many hours do you think you have into that pair?
In looking at the pictures of peoples rooms I notice a wide difference in what is BEHIND the speakers. Most of you have nothing, and I can understand that for WAF or aesthetic reasons. But I think you are leaving it up to chance and losing the opportunity for better sound.Some of you have absorptive panels, and I don't understand that at all. These are dipoles, meaning sound is coming out the back as much as the front. The charm of panels is the deep soundstage they present because sound comes out the back. Absorbing that is ruining that experience for some of you IMO, though they could be there to help get rid of a bass boom.Then a few do it the way I do - scatter that back wave using some kind of random diffusion device behind the panels. I've heard an eerily deep and focused center image using this technique.
I'm using Janszens, which are monopole electrostatic down to 500 Hz, so do not radiate to the rear. The kind of soundstage they present is quite different from, e.g., my old Apogees. I like both styles of presentation.I tried a number of things on the front wall, and I've settled on a combination of absorption and diffusion. I agree with you that pure absorption could damp things down too much. Yet, each room is different, and each set of ears is different, and there's no substitute for trying different things in one's own space.One can damp bass boom with corner traps and still use diffusion or a combination product (such as the GIK Alpha traps or many ASC products) on the front wall.
Jeffrey,Thank you for the information on somewhat-local Quad ESL repair. I hope the information is useless. No emoji for "fingers crossed".
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