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What i get from above is, its futile to try matching your home speakers with live performance. Maybe its good to know where to draw the limits from being close to live performance. Even OB speakers will not be able to do full justice to the same.Hari Iyer, I really don’t have an answer for that
In the past I have owned all kinds of speakers. They all have their strengths and weakness.
Live music is more about presence, dynamics and tone. Not very easy for a speaker to reproduce. Personally having owned and heard many systems ranging from cheap to uber expensive, nothing comes close to live music.
My major concern is low end performance with a small 8" driver as the roll-off is 18dB/octave for an OB. If later discovered, i am in no position to use another 12" woofer or a sub-woofer to gel with the 8" FR driver due to space constraint. So, whatever i decided should be with a lot of logic. I dont have the luxury of listening to any 8" FR driver only OB speaker. Did any FM built an OB speaker with only a 8" FR driver? If yes, how low does it go?One can come close to live performance but never match it. You are luck if you have great synergy in your setup.
This was the exact answer I was expecting. Should I, or should I not. Thanks Prem. But acually i do have some space in the front on the left and right towards the sofa, which will make from 3 feet to 6 feet from the front wall. It will then be around 7 feet from the rear wall. Do not know if that can cause "Boom".Hari, for a OB speaker to work properly, you need to pull the speakers out sufficiently from the front wall because in a OB design, the rear wave needs to be managed. In your house I don’t see that happening. Hence my suggestion is to stay away from it.
My Main door is 3 feet. Add to that 3 feet will bring it close to the sofa. This will be 6 feet from the front wall. Listening position near the window will still be 9 feet. Total length of the room is around 15 feet + additional 2 feet where i sit where the glass window is behind.Hari how will you manage 6 ft from front wall?
OK. Did not consider those. Will putting a simple thick bed sheet on the TV screen reduce reflection? The glass door can be opened where the AV items are creating a cavity. Also they are at below 1.5 feet. Alternatively, can putting some cotton cloth like a thin bed sheet behind the OB baffle reduce the effect.Your wall unit there will mess up the sound completely. It’s got glass doors. Also your TV is there. As it is with a TL design you were having a huge problem. With the OB it will be a nightmare.