Alex from Swift mastering popped over and we spent the day listening to loudspeakers, just like any 'domestic' listener Alex has a number of tracks he uses to assess new designs.
Here we were comparing the Kii THREE with Dutch & Dutch's 8C, both fed from Tidal\ROON on my Macbook, it is times like this that I envy Harman and their loudspeaker 'shuffler' which can position a new speaker in a matter of seconds.
Alex had the controls, the Kii 'control' to be exact and the remote for the Weiss INT interface which we were using to attenuate the 8Cs.
The Dutch&Dutch are like the Kiis a complete system within themselves, everything is built...
The Dutch & Dutch 8Cs have been here a couple of weeks now and I have been experimenting with placement, Martijn ( chief acoustician) recommends placing them close to a rear wall ideally between 10cm and 50 cm, he said that it would improve the 'punch' from the bass and he was correct!
There are boundary settings for both rear and side walls, the speakers can also be used 'free field', 70cm free space is recommended to each side of the speakers, this enables the cardiod response to be most effective, D7D state a 15dB reduction if used optimally!
I positioned the 8cs and the Kii THREEs in the exact same position and measured both sp...