How close can I put my speakers?

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How close can I put my speakers?

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  1. ClpshHrn

    ClpshHrn New Member

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    I know this is a question that gets asked a lot but I just want to make sure I don't screw anything up.

    I am setting up a home theater system. I am using a JVC RX-903V as my main power source. This receiver is special because it has the choice of using two pairs of stereo speakers in the front with 150 watts per channel.

    My main concern is that I want to place these fairly large speakers only 2 Inches or so apart. I wouldn't be too scared, but the speakers are Klipsch Klf-20s and beside them will be some Cerwin Vega D9s. Neither speakers are slouches in terms of size.

    I just want to know how close they can be without something going wrong. I have tried to find an answer but this seems to be a special case.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     

     

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  2. Bob

    Bob AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    why 2 inches for the likes of a D9? you wouldn't hear separation, nor the stereo effect, and
    why bother with anything other that tiny computer speakers.

    and home theatre? where are the back speakers, the subwoofer?

    sounds like you might like a pair of headphones.
     
  3. SiliconTi

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    As long as they do not touch, they will be fine.
     
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  4. ClpshHrn

    ClpshHrn New Member

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    It will have 1Klf and 1 D9 2 Inches apart. And then about 6 feet over the other D9 and Klf. So each side will be putting out the same signal acting as one speaker. They are spaced far apart in terms of left and right.
     
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  6. Grenadeslio

    Grenadeslio Super Member

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    Stack them for that floor to ceiling assault, maybe invert the top set lol.
     

     

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  7. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

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  8. Poinzy

    Poinzy Super Member

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    If you see a wormhole opening up, they're too close.
     
  9. Bob

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    I wouldn't do it - the sound will be whatever interaction the Klipsch and D9 allows and
    cancels (for examples, the bass standing waves will be different unless you are 2 inches
    from them.

    I'd try each set alone, listen to a favorite track that has separation you can hear, understand
    and remember. try the klipsch, then the D9s, then put them together.

    if it were me. I'd use the D9 as left and right for their heavy metal presence. then parallel,
    if your home theatre amp doesn't allow multiple sub woofers, the Klipsch. use the HT
    AVR;s bass management to tune your room. and if you have others then use them for
    the rears.

    with the D9s you can use pass through and ROCK with them. meatloaf will thank you
    your neighbors won't.
     
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    That's just not fair........
     
  11. Bob

    Bob AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    ever see Beveridges, Infinity IRS, Genesis from the past, and MBL/Magicos from right now?

    floor to ceiling with sound stages that allow inter-galactic transportation at faster than
    light speed.

    the last thing people see is you being blown backwards from the sound, with your
    hair peeling back and every piece of furniture falling into a man-made virtual black hole.

    enjoy the music.
     

     

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  12. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    I inverted this top set, and they still look good :

    upload_2018-1-25_13-41-23.png

    I think you are referencing a type of Galvanic reaction.... you know when two dissimilar speakers touch and oxidized comb filtering ensues ...

    .
     
  13. Grenadeslio

    Grenadeslio Super Member

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    You get the WHOLE enchalada if you check my profile, it's been cropped by the site for the avatar.

    That's my ladies favorite top, I think it looks good on her lol.
     
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    The top does have it's strong points.
     
  15. SiliconTi

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    Smarty pants :)

    I was actually worried about them vibrating against each other.
     
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