This suggests to me you're not in the sweet spot with either distance. Does sound improve if you move towards the speakers? Is there scope to move them again or is this where aesthetics now require them to be?
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Maybe the speakers are happy being 1.5 meters apart just as being 2.75 meters apart...
Not impossible, but (assuming the seating position has remained the same), IMO it's much less likely that it is equally in the sweet spot 1.5m v 2.75m than it is that it's equally out of the sweet spot. Especially when the system is apparently so sensitive to a change of cable.
To clarify; I was being sarcastic in my last post.
I have had my speakers at the new distance for a couple of months now and the cable change was last week.
I didn't notice a difference (there may have been a slight one but as I had no choice it was not important) when narrowing the distance between my speakers.
I did notice a big difference swapping Chord Signet to £9.99 interconnect.
Changing again to Merlin Verdi improved but I didn't test against the Signet.
Speaker cable change improved things nicely.
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I'm glad your new speaker cable is working out, and realised your earlier response was ironic
I'm still of the school of thought that speaker positioning is one of the biggest tweaks that can be performed (and for free!) so was wondering if it might be possible to make further improvement even on top of the SC upgrade. If the speakers are in their final position because of aesthetics then no point bothering, but if there is some scope for moving then it is worth some experimenting. I find moving towards and away from the speakers, ears at tweeter height, equal distance from both speakers, gives me a good idea of where the sweet spot is. In my current setup, this resulted in me moving the speakers closer to me and further apart from each other (ie closer to an equilateral triangle).
No, this is their resting place for now. To be honest, I rarely sit at the sweet spot for long periods.
Ah well, at least the move didn't lose anything and the SC has worked out for you
To be honest, I rarely sit at the sweet spot for long periods.
Same as that.
I have my speakers [mani] 12ft apart and slightly toed in. I find that a good copromise in my room which has various seating positions dotted about, dining table/chairs (furthest away) and 2 sofa's.
They have great off-axis dispersion and sound good anywere in the room.
I recently brought TQ Black speaker to upgrade from Chord Epic. What I noticed immediately is sound separation is alot clearer on Black. Thereby you heard different instruments/sounds alot clearer or didnt hear them before. The other aspect which seems improved is the soundstage or sound projection is maybe a better way of explaining, it just sounds like the stage has been opened up to twice the sound stage.. literally.
In conclusion I'm very happy I brought the TQ Black speaker cable, no doubt it's improved my sound, very happy with. I aim to get the TQ Black interconnectors next.
ps my space between speakers is 130cm.
Really? How do you get any soundstage at all?
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Sorry, 142cms. 130 was HIFI cabinet.
My TQ Black speaker cables arrive tomorrow - really hoping they make a big difference (which they need to do, given the cost) or they go straight back.
(Speakers are 2.3m apart)
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I think they will make a clear difference.......you have to decide if it's an improvement.
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Same results for my system too .
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