The only model that requires corner placement is the Klipschorn, and the newer Klipschorns don't even require corner placement because the backs already have built-in "corners".
The Cornwalls are a great loudspeaker. The woofer crosses to the midrange horn at 700 Hz. Thus the woofer carries a large chunk of the midrange. Remember, middle C is 256 Hz. This means the bass requiring long excursions is going to Doppler distort voice which is very noticeable once you now what to listen for. This makes a subwoofer essential for the best performance. This is true of any speaker that does not have a built in sub driver. You will hear people frequently say that adding a sub "opened up the midrange" of their speakers. The added bass is nice also.
@52tiger, I have the La Scala ll’s in my 13x24 room. Even if I'm in another part of the house you feel the base. Their just a faster speaker! So if your interested, pull the trigger. Running them with an PrimaLuna HP & KT-88’s. BTW, I have them tucked into the corners, about 6’’ off the wall.
@danmar123 I just pushed my speaker back and the depth went 1/2 a foot. Try pulling your speakers out so that back of the speaker is 32" from the wall and something absorbent on the wall behind the speaks.
tell us what happens.
I experimented so Id like you to try as well.
Klipsch loudspeakers should be against a wall. Subwoofers should always be against a wall or in a corner. The problem is matching the subs to the main speakers in time. That requires DSP which most do not have.
Placing speakers against the wall doesn't not affect the 3rd dimension. Your brain can however. In humans what you see can affect what you hear. Always listen with your eyes closed. You will get a much better appreciation of how the system is performing.
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Moving the speaker away from the front wall does TWO things. It effects the response of the speaker in the lower midrange/upper bass depending on the distance and it you move them far enough away the first reflection becomes an echo. What you are interpreting as the third dimension is that echo. The third dimension is the realization of the depth of the instruments, a marker of the size of the instrument and there location in space.
Echoes that you produce are distortion 😂😂🤣😅😏
I can speak into Klipsch. From Heresy 2, to Forte 3, to Heresy iv, to Cornwall iv currently.
These Heritage Cornwall iv pair are keepers due to their overall adaptation to most all music genre, and tastes in what you or your listeners like best. I currently have some of the best known amps to enjoy with them: tubers Cary SLI-80, Don Has Inspire 300B SET (with Western Electric), Nelson Pass First Watt J2, and currently using the NAD C316BEE. The are all streaming through Bluesound Node version 3 and external Denafrips Ares2, [with a Nakamichi CA-7A preamp].
In a 7 foot triangle, speakers forward 12”, 18”, or back close to the wall, the Cornwalls allow for a lot of positioning fun. Listening fatigue depends on toe in position or none. Bass is found close to the wall… midrange is revealing ALWAYS, and treble highs need attenuation.
However, to find bass, mid, and treble ability to slightly attenuate will produce your best ear, as we all hear differently. I have found the preamp ability to tweak to your liking will be your answer to what YOU want to hear. I praise my Nakamichi 35 year old preamp for my end product of quality enjoyable sound. And to match power with those efficient speakers, the NAD is my best overall amp… never would have thought that. It has a bass and treble knob on the amp, which works great, as you can’t find many NAK preamps like I’m blessed to have found with remote… way ahead of it’s time and sounding like you’re gonna pay $10,000 for nowadays with only half the build quality