This is a small room, formerly the "guest" room on the first level. Speakers, equipment and cables stay out of the public living spaces. My Contours would benefit from a larger open space, like our den. Update: Equipment moved to side wall; no longer in-between speakers.
One advantage is that this room is towards the very front of the house and is far away from other bedrooms. I can crank Led Zeppelin at 1am and not impact upstairs master bedroom.
(note: wife reference removed; its about the room, not the wife; peace)
I tried foam diffusers once and they seemed to tame things. Over a few weeks, I noticed some albums weren't quite up there anymore. Then someone suggested foam sounds bad. So I tried removing them, and lo and behold, the music came back to life.
The love seat/recliner is off-set to position the right seat in the sweet spot. So both speakers are measured and pointed to this seating position (semi-reclined). I the rare times I have a guest; I let them enjoy the sweet spot and sit on the left.
Also trying something with the subs; they are downward firing, so I tipped them over (facedown, controls up) so they fire at the backwall (opposite from my seating position). This was a suggesting from Jim Smith. Just trying it out to see how it plays.
You’ve made the most of your smallish room. It’s very inviting? I have a question about your seating. I’m looking to put in a love seat as well so I can be more social when sharing music. But, when you are alone do you sit in the crack of the couch to be in the hot-seat?? Thanks
I agree the "wife" comments in my post and in social media tend to be an overstated metaphor. The truth is that's there's give and take in any relationship or sometimes we're going to do what we are going to do.
"Mama not happy, nobody happy" or "He-man in charge;" whatever works for anybody is fine with me. Now back to improving my little room. Appreciate all comments and suggestions; especially improvement ideas.
I think you did very well but in all honesty if my wife ever told me to keep my equipment out of sight , I'd have a new wife . We've been together for just shy of 50 years so I've either been lucky or she's been smart .