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    Kārlis Stenders

    Hi Albert, thanks for the post and apologies for the lag in the moderation time here!

     

    I'm not sure if this is still something you're looking for an answer; the mic placement would have to depend on how far out the horn part of the speakers extends. For Sceptre S6, I would say it could be just about at the point where the horn square 'face' would be if by the 'face' we mean the outer edges of the horn - see the attached screenshot for a rough idea.

     

    That said, this type of speaker can differ from model to model in terms of how far out the horn is sticking, so there is no exact science here. Keep in mind that those initial measurements are not just for speaker distance, but also for detecting the noise floor, thus they play a large part in establishing the bass response of your speakers before the following measurements. So placing the mic too far in or out could potentially have a significant effect on the measurement, since the horn is obscuring the woofer. 

     

    To be perfectly honest with you, we haven't done any large-scale testing on this, so any usable feedback on this is hard to come by and will differ based on the speaker's model too. All we can say for sure is that it does work in terms of successful speaker measurements and the feedback from users seems to be very positive. The best thing to do would be completing two or three different measurements with slighly different distances, seeing if there are any significant differences between them. Then go from there and see which measurement works best in terms of bass translation on your mixes. 

     

    It's been a while since you've started to use Reference with these speakers, maybe you can comment with some feedback on what worked best on this model and this speaker type in general? Thank you, very much appreciated!

     

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