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    Not something I’ve seen discussed. My other half was between the speakers the other night. I realised the sound was bigger than her, like vocals were coming from a giant head. I suppose it it relates to sound stage etc. I wouldn’t have noticed had she not been there and when I am on my own there is no context. Has anyone else noticed this?

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    Were you playing the vocals loudly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMutt View Post
    My other half was between the speakers the other night
    If someone was between my speakers I'd ask them kindly to step aside..
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    What speakers are they?

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    Well, they started out as Goodmans Magisters. They were playing quite loud. But now I’m aware of it, it happens when it’s quite too. Quiet.

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    Worth an experiment for anybody interested.

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    Going to be recording dependant to an extent. What were you listening to?

    I've had set ups where the vocalist or featured instrument has been too forward and eclipses all else, and set ups where it sounds like they or it is two towns over. Usually it was a combination of things that was the problem. Not that I'm saying it is a problem if that's how you like it. It bugs me though. I recall a bloke saying to me at a show one time that he didn't like a particular horn speaker system because the images were 'Too big.' I didn't get that at the time but I went back and had another listen and he was right.
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    I can't say I'd like any part of the music to be too far 'forward' as that wouldn't sound natural to me... just my thoughts though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMutt View Post
    Not something I’ve seen discussed. My other half was between the speakers the other night. I realised the sound was bigger than her, like vocals were coming from a giant head. I suppose it it relates to sound stage etc. I wouldn’t have noticed had she not been there and when I am on my own there is no context. Has anyone else noticed this?
    There are numerous variables leading to a less or best soundstage. Rob's picture introduction here shows some of these variables https://robmid42.wixsite.com/diyaudiokits

    In my own room I have speakers 800mm from the floor, 700mm from the rear wall and 500 from the side.
    Achieving realistic depth and perspective can be done and involves very good matching of partnering equipment.

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