Originally Posted by Dr_Hsu
The idea of 1:1.26: 1.6 ration is to distribute the room modes 1/3 octave apart - the 1.26 dimension will have a standing wave 1/3 octave lower than the 1 dimension, and the 1.6 would be 2/3 octave lower. This distributes the peaks and dips more evenly.
OK. But what about which part of the ratio is the speaker height? Does it matter whether it is the short distance or the long or even the middle? I'm about to apply some room correction software and it would be a lot easier if the speakers were in the best spots. I've assumed it doesn't matter, but I don't know.
I'm also still wondering about the applicability of the 1:1.62:2.62 ratio for the same reason.