In a earlier thread I mentioned I had just bought the Monitor Audio RX1's. How far from the back wall (minimum distance) should these speakers be placed
You need to listen to get that answer. It depends on te room size and shape and the acoustics of the room.
There is no defintitive answer for the question as asked.
What is the size and shape of your room . Height , width, depth?
Room is 5mtrs long. For he first 3 meters it is 4 meters wide and then narrows to 3 mtrs wide. Ceiling height is 3 mtrs. I am also using a Paradigm DSP 3400 Sub. AMP is A Denon AVR 1911. Due to the room(It is Salon, Dining Romm ,Kitchen in One) I am not able to use stands so I need to build wall brackets, so these can really only be done once. What is th eMinimum distance I should put them. I ca always use the port bungs if Neccesary.
if you bought these speakers from a local dealer....then that's where i' would have started...even while auditioning those types of questions should have been at the very least (observed)..if they were bought used inquire of the previous owner and if that isn't possible then talk to someone at monitor audio so at least you have a starting reference point.........as to eliiot's point, while valid it doesn't really work if you are not an experienced audiophile who knows what to look for (which i assume is the case given your inquiry); hence a final resort would be to check into audiophile circles in your area and make connections and have a local audiophile come over and teach you the ropes...all the best
I have been dealing with and listing to Hi quality equipment since the early 70's. I immigrated in 94 and up until this year have not really been able to afford hi end equipment. I have used the likes of Sonab 116's, Meridian M10's (Still the best sounding speaker I have ever heard at any price) and Thiels to mention just a few. Usaed to drive them with a Dynaco (Tube and Integrated )Amp, The Meridians had their own dedicated Pre Amp. My Full system is Denon AVR 1911, Monitor Audio RX1 Fronts , Ma RX Center, MA Vectors Rear and the Paradigm DSP 3400 V2 sub. Music source is the Creek Evolution CD Player. I have not listned to any thing better than computer speakes for the last 17 years, and age being what it is my ears are not what they used to be. Somewhere along the way I will have to compromise. Because of the sub I my well have to utelise the port bungs. I will be intouch with Dan (Technical Guru at Monitor Audio) for more advice.
I am sorry to inform you that there is no real answer to your question. The reason for that is to be bruteally honest is there are so many compromises in what your doing that a few inches will make very little if any difference.
As a rough idea those speakers probably should be 20-30 percent of the length of the room away from the rear wall and 15-20 percent of the width away from the side walls, I don't know how you could do that with a bracket.
If you want to optimise the sound of the speakers you will need to put them on stands and be willing to move them away from the rear walls and the side walls.
i did some online searching and found a blog on owners of RX1 at AVFORUMS>COM copy and paste the link below you should be able to engage a few actual owners who might best be able to help.......as elliott mentioned in his final post its impossible to help accurately..however, i would just like to add one final point: if you have a subwoofer then you don't need bass reinforcement from the RX1 and so as per elliotts suggestion..get some stands and bring them out into the room using the rule of 1/3rds as (per elliotts post) and you would most likely have just given yourself an excellent entry system into highend audio.
Good luck and welcome to this hobby....good sound does take some work http://www.avforums.com/forums/speakers/1152904-first-impressions-monitor-audio-rx1s.html
Thank you all for the respnses I will certainly try all suggestions but might have to compromise using the port Bugs due to the set up of my room