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It's not actually the air hitting the wall that causes the problem, it's the frequencies that travel from the port. A lot of your deep sounds come from behind those speakers and having the plate helps with the wall directly behind them but you really need the space on the sides with those. Sticking them near the wall at an angle is not what I would recommend as you will lose a lot of quality bass extension and they will be boomy along with that your midrange will sound muddy.
If they more than 6-8 inches from wall and are parallel to them they'd be fine. From what you said earlier you are planning to have them basically at a 45 degree angle in a corner and each speaker would be against the wall. I recommend speakers with front ports for that kind of setup.

If you want to research this a bit more, Google: "rear ported speaker placement" or "acoustic effect of speaker placement"

I've done the research for you though and experienced it with my own setups. thumb.gif
I haven't fully committed to the corner setup ad it really depends on what size tv I end up buying. May just put it against the far wall and go parallel to it. I could probably make 6-8" happen but I'll Google that when I get home from work tonight
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Ok so I got to finally head up to the mag store and check out these speakers. Loved the cf70s but then I finally tried out these deftech 8040s

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=1170404&pid=1218231081435

Wow. Insane difference. If I do the energy cf70s I will need a sub. Now I'm torn if I should get these deftechs which means I need to add another $100 to the budget or if I go the a5s with a sub... or cf50s with a sub? Also I will post a quick sketch of the apartment floorplan tonight when I get home to show you how I will be setting everything up.
Edited by xRehab - 6/28/13 at 3:09pm
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If you have a good a ear, you might want to go to a real audio/video store with properly setup listening rooms to see if there aren't other speakers that hit your ear right.

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I plan on going up tomorrow to check them out, just wanted to get some advice from people who enjoy this stuff more frequently then I do. I think if the two cf70's or two DefTech 8040's have enough bass kick to them I will just do a 2.0 setup for now with room to expand. Unless everyone advises going with a little lower end towers, like the 8020s or cf30s, with a dedicated sub. It is really going to just come down to me listening to them all tomorrow, but I would like to get as much advise beforehand as possible
it was suppose to be "sub" but thanks to swype texting on my phone it double posted and posted Sun for me instead redface.gif


edit - also what is everyones opinion on the Martin Logan speakers? I can pick up a pair of these Motion 20s

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/MartinLogan+-+Motion+20+5-1/2%26%2334%3B+Floor+Speaker+(Each)/4876271.p?id=1218562657944&skuId=4876271

for ~$450/pr which is about $100 more then I wanted to spend on just speakers, but if they are worth it then I would consider making the jump. again it is going to have to be something I listen to in store to decide if it is worth it, but I have only been told great things about anything from Martin Logan.

I have heard great things about the Logans too especially the version preceding these motions http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARTIN-LOGAN-MOTION-12-TOWER-SPEAKERS-Pair-/181180594196?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item2a2f347814

Not a big fan of the Polks unless RTiA9 and above, the Infinity primus 363 sound better than the A7's and can be had on sale regularly at your competitors(frys) If you snag the motion 12's you can get a decent HSU, SVS, Outlaw, Dayton sub for $500-$700
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Wow completely forgot about this thread redface.gif

I ended up going with the Energy CF-50s and the ESW - C10 since I picked up the whole set for $511 which wasn't bad if you ask me. These things bump, I haven't pushed the receiver past -20db in my new apartment since I am worried the neighbors will flip ****. The look sexy as ****, give amazing sound, and I couldn't be happier with this purchase. And they make my Panasonic 50" look pretty good too biggrin.gif

Pics of them in all their glory; also including my little liquor cabinet I built just for my time down here at OSU (go bucks!). Turned out way better then expected and it makes me smile every time I walk into my room biggrin.gif









edit - also picked up a set of the Klipsch 2.1 computer speakers to give myself some tunes in my room, and because they were a steal for the price. This system BUMPS. seriously, absolutely amazing for the price. The sub starts to compete with the Energy ESW - C10 when I turn it up, doesn't beat it but gives it one hell of a run for its money. Definitely worth looking into if you need new sound for your PC and you are willing to spend ~$100. Ignore the mess on my desk redface.gif


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