Please allow me to beg your assistance in answering a question that has puzzled me for a long time.
Many modern speakers, certainly since the 80's, are designed with a "time aligned" baffle that is either sloped or stepped back. I confess that I don't totally understand it's purpose but I'm not arguing with the results.
However, the real puzzle starts with large speakers like the Infinity IRS, the Coltrane Supremes, the Nola Grands, etc. Whenever those speakers are positioned for listening, the woofer panels are often several feet behind the midrange/tweeter panels.
I'm assuming time alignment involves the laws of physics - however, this is an assumption that I'm totally willing to be wrong about. But if that is the case, how is it that these larger speakers seem to violate these inviolate law of physics? And while we're at it, most stand-alone subwoofers often suggest corner placement well away from the main speakers.
Your assistance in this matter is appreciated.