low frequencies

Hey all, Running a pair of Thiel CS2.4 floor standing speakers and the bass is only sounding best when i'm not seated and in a rear corner of the room such as is where the equipment rack is. Is their a tradeoff in other areas of the sound quality to get more low frequency at the seated listening position?   


That is a good size room and it looks like you have them on the short wall so placement looks good. How far is the listening position from the imaginary plane between to 2 speakers? I know this might sound silly, but double check to make sure both speakers are hooked up in proper phase.

I have a pair of Thiel 2.4 in my second system. They were in my main system for a few years. I have owned them for a very long time and have had them in 4 rooms with at two different houses. The Thiels have great low bass extension and texture. Mean really good. But it is tuned flat so not boomy at all. Typical HI-Fi turned bass.  

this is 100% a room issue. Try pushing the speakers back so the driver face is 24” off the front wall. The sound stage will still be fine and the bass will be impressive. At that point if you can move your chair around until the bass sound good, sit there. 

the key is: those speakers, in that space, at that location


I suggest: Get thee a simple Sound Pressure Meter, tripod, set at ear height at listening position



next a test cd with individual tones. Note: I scanned several Stereophile Test CD’s, others, none of them have the full range of frequencies this test disc has (29).


you will know how flat of a frequency response your speakers are producing, IN That Space, AT that location.

Next, try new positioning and different toe-in, measure the differences.

Amazing Bytes is hard to find, and expensive, I can find a used copy if interested.

TY for the suggestions DILL, The distance is 10ft ear-tweeter distance. Funnily enough I have moved the couch back another 2 feet and bass is sounding much more full. Polarity is all good😎

AM Acoustics room mode simulator is a great place to start. Look at the lowest modes and try to keep both your speakers and listening area out of them.

After that, it's good to measure to see exactly what your problem is.