Angled placement due to room restrictions. No one ever writes about how to set up a system diagonally.
Nice point - space compromises are an ever-present reality for alot of us!
Although when I turn the leather chair around the near field listening is very nice, very few bass related issues. Sometimes i think I have no bass until i put on a more comtemporary CD - then I get bass (or synth bass).
Fyi - YBA electronics. PC & IC's / Marantz Sa 8260 source / Blue Circle Power Conditioning / ProAc Studio 125's w/ Zu Wax cables