Hi i just bought a pair of genesis technologies genre III they are the 2 way from I believe 1993.My question is Ican never get speaker placement.My room is 13x17 its not big but im trying to place them on the short wall.thank you for your time are this speakers respectable ive notice they are not bass heavy but oh well its not like im listening to rap lol
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Try the Cardas website for placement instructions given your room dimensions. As a starting point, if you really need to use the short wall, I would bring them out from the front wall 2 feet (measured from the front of the speaker baffle) and a little over 3 feet from each side wall (measured from the center of the speaker cone).
This should leave them about 7 feet apart and your listening position somewhere around 10 feet from the front wall and 7 feet from the back wall.
Alternatively, you could bring them out farther away from the front wall and a little closer to the side walls. What you are after is a 2 to 1 or greater ratio and avoid an equal distance.
I just did a quick trip to the Cardas site speaker placement and your room figures out like this:
5 foot 9 inches from the front wall and 3 foot 6 inches from the side walls. All dimensions measured from the center of the speaker cone. This will limit the speakers to 6 feet apart and you may want to play with these numbers a bit if you want to spread out the stage.
thanks for all the input here and so soon