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Things to keep in mind when setting up speakers.

Speakers

 

 All speakers will vary slightly inside different rooms, this is just a general guide.
 
1. The distance between the speakers and the listening position should form close to an equilateral triangle, with the speakers toed inward towards the listening position.
2. If the speaker has a rear bass reflex port then try bringing the speaker forward off the front wall so as to reduce booming bass. Start at 400mm and play around with them from there.
If placing bookshelf speakers of this design on a shelf, you may wish to dampen the effect of the rear port with some high density foam.
Try also decoupling the speaker box from the shelf with a small ball of blu-tak in each corner of the base of the speaker. This is also a good idea when using stands.
 
3.Whether you are  using speaker stands or floor-standing speakers, if fitted with spikes, use these to eliminate any rock in the speaker. A stable speaker will sound clearer and have tighter bass.
The spikes should be pushed through the carpet into the flooring beneath.
If on floorboards, the spike can rest on a coin that is blu-taked in position.
 

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Hi Andrew, just letting you know that after two weekends of cleaning and playing my LPs on the 1974/75 edition Rega Planar you repaired, I can report that it is back from the dead and has a whole new lease on life. I expect it is now about as good as it could sound. So, many thanks,greatly appreciated, Alan 

- Alan Meldrum