Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: making the center of a room the sweet spot?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Age
    53
    Posts
    15,255
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 489 Times in 436 Posts
    Rep Power
    15179948

    making the center of a room the sweet spot?

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Is there any way to do this? My room is 19 ft wide and 25 ft deep (ish, it's a little more complicated than that) and the sweet spot is currently right about the edge of the mixing board. It would be nice to move it back about 3 feet, but that is the middle of the room. I can't get much closer to the front wall without being too close to the mains.

    Is it a matter of massive bass trapping on the back wall, adding clouds, or is it just not possible?
    Jay Walsh
    Farview Recording. I am also the forum spokesmodel for Terasyne Amplification

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    New Milford, Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    3,067
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    3216570

    Lightbulb

    The middle of the room front-to-back is a bad spot because there's always a deep bass null there. Even with a lot of bass traps it's tough to get a good LF response there. More in this article:

    How to set up a room

    See the sidebar at the lower left for the logic behind being about 38 percent of the way back.

    --Ethan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Age
    53
    Posts
    15,255
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 489 Times in 436 Posts
    Rep Power
    15179948
    I kind of figured. Because of the size of the room and the size of the console and speakers, the natural place for people to stand while listening or performing is right behind me. The sweet spot (and the 38% point) is right at the edge of the board, where my head normally is.

    It's just unfortunate that the natural place to stand is in the worst spot possible. Of course if my mains weren't 3 feet deep, I could just move the console forward a foot and a half and that would solve the problem.

    Thank you for responding.
    Jay Walsh
    Farview Recording. I am also the forum spokesmodel for Terasyne Amplification

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Savannah, Georgia
    Posts
    1,153
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    1814588
    Yeah, sorry Jay...no way. Not if you're talking about the physical center of the room.

    Frank
    Frank

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Age
    53
    Posts
    15,255
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 489 Times in 436 Posts
    Rep Power
    15179948
    My only option to fix the problem is to cut holes into the wall and put the Urei's in the wall. Of course, it's an outside wall, so that might be a problem...
    Jay Walsh
    Farview Recording. I am also the forum spokesmodel for Terasyne Amplification

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Savannah, Georgia
    Posts
    1,153
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    1814588
    Quote Originally Posted by Farview View Post
    My only option to fix the problem is to cut holes into the wall and put the Urei's in the wall. Of course, it's an outside wall, so that might be a problem...
    Yeah, that'll be a problem...

    Frank
    Frank

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ayrshire, Scotland
    Age
    31
    Posts
    3,336
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    1592920
    You could move the console really far back to put you at the other 38%(closer to the back wall). The 38% rule isn't really a rule anyway, just don't sit in the centre.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Age
    53
    Posts
    15,255
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 489 Times in 436 Posts
    Rep Power
    15179948
    It would be more practical to hang the back of the mains outside. Besides, that would put the genelecs sitting on the console in the center of the room.
    Jay Walsh
    Farview Recording. I am also the forum spokesmodel for Terasyne Amplification

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Finding the "sweet spot" for micing technique?
    By elenore19 in forum Guitars and Basses
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-03-2009, 11:23
  2. Finding the "sweet spot" on a speaker...
    By cellardweller in forum Guitars and Basses
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-17-2005, 19:04
  3. ribbon mic/sweet spot
    By paresh in forum Microphones
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2005, 21:17
  4. ambient mic in the sweet spot - aaahhhhh
    By dobro in forum Recording Techniques
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-05-2001, 12:07

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •