Preserved moss as an echo buster

rubinken

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I'll give it a try. I'm not sure how furniture etc will have to be re-arranged. We shall see and hear...
 

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Looking at the pics of your lovely room, I cannot but agree that placing the speakers in front of the glass would give you music combined with a beautiful view... I had my bi-amped Genesis in front of (curtained) french windows with good results.
That said, I think you need to pull those speakers well away from the front wall (i.e. the wall behind them): you will get depth of field & a better sense of space. Good luck!
 
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Looking at the pics of your lovely room, I cannot but agree that placing the speakers in front of the glass would give you music combined with a beautiful view... I had my bi-amped Genesis in front of (curtained) french windows with good results.
That said, I think you need to pull those speakers well away from the front wall (i.e. the wall behind them): you will get depth of field & a better sense of space. Good luck!
I'm still trying to wrap my head around having the speakers in front of the glass. A challenge is that the 'great room' serves two purposes, a dining area and a hang-out-with-family-and-friends space. I'm still figuring out how to serve those two purposes with speakers in front of the glass. BTW, currently the speakers are about 4' from the wall. I don't think the photo shows that clearly.
 
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I'm still trying to wrap my head around having the speakers in front of the glass. A challenge is that the 'great room' serves two purposes, a dining area and a hang-out-with-family-and-friends space. I'm still figuring out how to serve those two purposes with speakers in front of the glass. BTW, currently the speakers are about 4' from the wall. I don't think the photo shows that clearly.
lol, just put the speakers there and listen for a spell. If you like it you will figure out the rest, if you hate it no harm no foul and put them back in there previous residence. Don't over think it.
 

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lol, just put the speakers there and listen for a spell. If you like it you will figure out the rest, if you hate it no harm no foul and put them back in there previous residence. Don't over think it.
I'll try it for sure. Most curious to check out out.
 

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I'm still trying to wrap my head around having the speakers in front of the glass. A challenge is that the 'great room' serves two purposes, a dining area and a hang-out-with-family-and-friends space. I'm still figuring out how to serve those two purposes with speakers in front of the glass.
Looking at the photos again, it is quite clear that placing speakers in front of the glass will be quite an undertaking!
BTW, currently the speakers are about 4' from the wall. I don't think the photo shows that clearly.
Yes, in the photo the speakers do look somehow confined on either side of the fireplace. Have you tried to bring them further forward (so they clear the fireplace) and, maybe, further apart from one another -- just as an experiment.
 

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Looking at the photos again, it is quite clear that placing speakers in front of the glass will be quite an undertaking!

Yes, in the photo the speakers do look somehow confined on either side of the fireplace. Have you tried to bring them further forward (so they clear the fireplace) and, maybe, further apart from one another -- just as an experiment.
Moved to in front of the window or left where they currently are, the speakers will be in front of big reflective surfaces with no measures in place to mitigate the reflections. The leading conventional room acoustics consultants (e.g., Acoustic Fields) would say that windows are a "no-no" in a listening room and that they couldn't help with this room given all of the glass. Indeed, that was the reaction of several posters on this thread. The industry leading innovator in studio/pro audio room acoustical treatment (DHDI) has apparently managed to tame enough of the reflections in a room with extensive glass to allow it to serve as a recording studio (links below) which suggests that ceiling and wall treatments might make a significant improvement in Rubinken's room.

 
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