Agreed, not the optimal positioning. They are only 10” off the wall so I am losing the optimal sound I’m looking for. It still sounds fantastic, but I just can’t get to perfection.
I am waiting on my wife’s ok to create the perfect room in the other side of the downstairs. It’s a blank slate, so I can make it exactly as needed. She doesn’t even like this room, so I have to go with what I have until I can convince her how nice it would be to have this room for her to do as she wishes. 😎
Some remarks on positioning. Generally it is advisable to place the speakers on the short side of the room, leaving air behind the speakers and behind the listening point, which in the photos I see both leaning against the walls.
This unfortunately has negative impacts on low frequency performance, clarity and soundstage.