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Rear wall distance [message #76472] Wed, 24 April 2013 15:33 Go to next message
vinylvalet is currently offline  vinylvalet
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Hi Wayne,
I bought a 2Pi tower kit around Christmas, brought it to our home in Costa Rica and now after five years down here, we decided to move back to our home in Arizona this July. I didn't get a chance to build these, so the kit is coming back with us. Wanted to build this with my boys for their room and hope to get to it at some point as I now have higher priorities, see below.

I inquired about the 4Pi a while ago and will order the maxed out kit and sub kit right after we get back for my main listening room. I'm really excited to be back in civilization after all this time in the jungle with crappy audio. Great waves though. So that's priority #1.

Okay, so on to my question. I have another, fairly large family room where the TV will be (priority #2). Since this is my wife's space, the speakers need to be fairly close to the rear wall. No corners for corner horns. No subs either. So which kit should I build and how close to the back wall could it be before it starts sounding horrible? The Audio Note kit 3s would be perfect but they priced them out of my range. I can't find any other kit made to go against the back wall, so I'm hoping to do pretty good with one of your designs.

Very excited to be reunited with my LPs again. Thank you.
Re: Rear wall distance [message #76476 is a reply to message #76472] Wed, 24 April 2013 17:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Good news - All of my designs are made to be placed right up against the wall. The only exception is the towers, which really need a few inches because of the rear port. But even they respond well to being fairly close to the wall.

More information at the following link:
Re: Rear wall distance [message #76477 is a reply to message #76476] Wed, 24 April 2013 17:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
vinylvalet is currently offline  vinylvalet
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That's fantastic! Thank you very much. I'll look at the different models and make a decision.
Re: Rear wall distance [message #76478 is a reply to message #76477] Wed, 24 April 2013 17:56 Go to previous message
vinylvalet is currently offline  vinylvalet
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Looks like the 3 Pi will be perfect for that application.
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