Old Yesterday, 01:16 AM   #1
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Default Position of monitors

I understand the equal triangle at ear height principle but was curious.
Most pics I have seen here and elsewhere show peoples monitors being just a couple of feet away from where they are sitting.

I am thinking of changing my room around and wonder what the difference would be if I had the monitors between 6 and 10 feet away, respecting the triangle thingie of course.
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Old Yesterday, 03:50 AM   #2
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the principle of nearfield monitoring, made to suppress room influence by shorter distance to the ears.
I wouldn´t call my own monitoring situation "nearfield" at 5ft distance to the ear anymore, but technically it might still be.

ear height doesn´t necessarily have to be, it´s a good starting point though. depends on the monitors´ frequency response on and off axis. I decided to give mine a ~10° angle, because otherwise the top-end is too prominent
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