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scarpi
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rear ported speakers near a wall

Hi all, I am considering purchasing a pair of Sonus faber Liuto towers. They are a rear ported speaker and come highly rated. My problem is that I can only position them so that the back of the speaker is only about one foot from the wall behind it. I have no other options. Any thoughts on this? Input appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: rear ported speakers near a wall

Sounds like a formula for additional bass reinforcement. Placement that close to the back wall will be problematic for most loudspeakers. I guess you just have to make the best of a bad situation.

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Re: rear ported speakers near a wall

A woollen sock in the port might do wonders. Not too tight though.

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Re: rear ported speakers near a wall

Well I bought a new pair of Liuto towers and am now waiting for them to come in. The dealer should be calling by this weekend. I'm pretty excited since they are the best speakers I've ever had. When I listened to them at my dealer they made the instruments seem to be in the room instead of just sounding like good speakers. Very detailed but sweet and a very wide sound stage. But the 9 inch woofer still got all the lower frequencies. Can't wait to get them home! I'm happy and will work with placement in our living room as best I can.

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Re: rear ported speakers near a wall

The best of luck

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Re: rear ported speakers near a wall

scarpi: i have heard them as well and loved the sound. very human sounding. you should be very happy. good luck.

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http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv8-hptb5&p=wasp%20speaker%20placement&type=

I would suggest you begin with the WASP set up procedure. Mark two corners of each speaker's location on the floor (a small piece of tape or a colored thread through a carpet loop should work) and move them to the appropriate spot in the room when you listen, back when not in use.

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Re: rear ported speakers near a wall

I agree. A sock in the port might do wonders, but it's still the second best solution if your speakers are too close to the wall. The procedure suggested by Jan is troublesome, but will provide you with the best soundstage and imaging, and bass.

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