Speaker Position For Mixing?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by rmccam, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. rmccam

    rmccam Guest


    I was just wonding if anyone knew how far the backs of your monitors really need to be from a wall? (consider, for me, a 12ft room) I realize that more space is better to reduce exagerated bass, but if I'm trying to conserve space how much space do I REALLY need to leave??


  2. Ben Godin

    Ben Godin Active Member

    Jun 5, 2004
    Charlotte, NC, USA
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    I would say 2-3 feet from the wall with acustic foam covering the area on the wall behind them, and the speakers themsevles sitting on acoutic pads (like 30 dollars in guitar center). That should be fine, also the speakers should be placed 4 feet apart or genrally equidistant from your head if greater distance is needed. :cool:
  3. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Woodbridge, Va
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    IMO, it depends on room acoustics but I use the "triangle theory". About 4 to 6 feet apart should be good enough for you.
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