Where should I position my speakers?

Where should I position my speakers?

Because out unique ATL advanced transmission line enclosures, wide dispersion pattern, low harmonic distoring and smooth roll-off, PMC loudspeakers are more forgiving of difficult room conditions and placement constraints than conventional designs. However we encourage you to spend some time experimenting in your own room in order to obtain the best results within any applicable architectural influence upon system performance, especially in the low frequency region.

The following guidelines are suggestions for the initial location of you monitors.

Fine tuning of the positioning can start from here.

Place the speakers so that the front face is forward of any object that protrudes into the room – a fire place, bookcase or television for example.

Ensure that stereo pairs of loudspeakers are equidistant from the listening position, although some arrival time differences can be accommodated within modern home theatre receivers and processors.

It is always best to position front left/right pair and centre channel loudspeakers, at the same height, usually that of ones ear level when seated at the primary listening position.

When calculating the distance between your left/right speakers, create an imaginary equilateral triangle between them and your listening position.

For example, if you are seated 3meters from the plane of your left/right loudspeakers, they should be positioned roughly 2metres apart. As a general rule, the soundstage width will diminish if the loudspeakers are any closer together and become disjointed if they are further apart, but we encourage experimentation within your own room.

Loudspeakers can be ‘toed-in” to improve stereo left/right imaging, so that the axis of each loudspeaker crossed approximately 50cm behind the primary listening position.

Any of the PMC range can be used as surround (side or rear) loudspeakers in a multichannel music or movie playback system, placed just behind and elevated approximately 1meter above ear-height when seated in the primary listening position.