Putting speakers close to the side walls - Gearspace.com
The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Putting speakers close to the side walls
Old 16th June 2020
Gear Head
Putting speakers close to the side walls

Hi everyone,

provided that there's good bass treatment (such as the entire rear wall or a sufficient amount of corners filled with rockwool), are there any major concerns about putting the speakers close to the side walls (about a foot or even less) ?

Provided that there's also side wall treatment (4 to 8 inch thick (depending on the GFR) absorber panels for early reflections), and there's also a subwoofer for the very low frequencies (< ~100Hz).

I think close proximity to side walls might help with side wall SBIR / comb filtering issues; analogously to putting the speakers close to the front wall to fight front wall SBIR.

Looking forward to hearing your opinions.

Have a nice day!
Old 3rd July 2020
Lives for gear
🎧 15 years
Most people consider putting the speakers close to the wall the right way. Usually it's the front wall.

If you're close to the side walls and the front walls, especially equally, you're going to double the problems it causes.

If you have no choice, I'd consider mounting them in some kind of absorption, which is sort of what the attack wall premise is.

Also, the definition of "enough absorption" is enough absorption that it solves the problems this positioning causes. So if it's truly "enough" then it would be fine.
📝 Reply
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearspace Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump