Where should the loudspeakers and the listener be placed in order to obtain excellent sound quality? Before answering this question, we would like to explain a few basic facts about human acoustic perception.
Oh no! Your receiver is acting up? Is it due to old age? Is there a firmware update available? A receiver has many troubleshooting steps. Just take it one step at a time and you will eventually find the issue. For this example we will use the flagship Marantz SR8012.
Have you ever powered up your system and immediately thought, “something doesn’t sound right?” While it is rare, it’s possible one of the passive driver units (woofer or tweeter) in your speaker may not be operating properly. Now it's time for troubleshooting.
There is much more to the sound we hear than just where you place your speakers in a stereo or home theater setup, and what comes out of them. You might not even realize it, but your room plays a rather large part in the sound that you hear from your system. And as with any other component, there are steps you can take to improve your room's performance.