Articles are written about the space of a recording and what is to be a "real soundstage". Obviously a real size recording playback is when you have the instruments and the hall or studio the instruments are played in, in proportion to your stage. So have you ever noticed that the sound in your playback goes to the edge of your speakers, maybe a little beyond left or right, it may start a little before your speakers and go behind them maybe 6 feet. Also the height is maybe 6-8 feet high. Think about it. If this was a real stage the sound would go way past the left and right, very deep and also behind you. You would also see the space above you. For those of us who have heard and are hearing those size stages we notice a lot of the problems people have with their sound disappear. For some reason most of the time when the stage is closer to real life tonal issues go away and there are no empty holes in the stage, and things you thought were noise or distortion turns out to be music content, like instruments appear that were never there before.
Have you ever had your stereo stage go behind you and all around your seating area?