They should be positioned in such a way that the two speakers and the listener form the three points of an approximately equilateral triangle. The treble and mid-range units should be set up roughly at ear level. Angling the speakers in towards the listener improves the sound quality.
The minimum listening distance is 2 metres and we do not recommend that you position yourself any closer to the speakers than this. To fulfil the equilateral triangle rule this implies a minimum distance between the speakers of 2 metres.
Please note that bass response is in-creased by about 3 dB if the speakers are positioned against the wall, and by up to 6 dB in the room corners.
It therefore makes sense to set up the speakers at least 0.5 m from the side walls of your room, if possible with empty space all round them, to avoid excessive bass emphasis (see section: adjusting the levels).
Hiding the speakers behind furniture or curtains reduces the high-frequency response dramatically.
Our smaller speakers are ideal for installation on shelves in wall recesses, or on other types of shelf.
Shelves and other types of furniture tend to amplify the lower frequencies, and to avoid this effect we recommend setting up the speakers on damping material or spikes, which de-couple the speakers acoustically.
Please note that any loose items of furniture, such as movable shelves and wood or glass doors, can very easily be set vibrating by the speakers.
You can avoid resonant effects by ap-plying strips of felt or similar material between the loose parts.
T+A floor-standing loudspeakers can be mounted on spikes in order to provide optimum low-frequency signal coupling to the floor.
Children can be careless when they are playing, so please take this into ac-count if you intend using speaker stands or standing speakers on the floor. Either locate them where they are safe from children, or take extra measures to prevent them falling over.
The spikes have very sharp points! To avoid injury please handle them with extreme care, and keep them well away from children.