Originally Posted by MrTaxMan
I don't have a corner available to my VTF-1 so it's just against a side wall (actually it's only a half wall, about 3 ft tall.) Ignoring that problem, is it better to have the ports facing the wall or turned 90 degrees and firing parallel to the wall? I have one of the ports plugged and I get enough volume either way so I'm not worried about maximizing output. I just want to ensure musicality and maximize the extension as much as possible.
I think I read in previous posts that it really doesn't matter as long as you give it 2-4 inches? Is that correct? I assume that means if the ports are facing the wall, then it should be 4 inches. But if the ports are firing parallel to the wall, then the unit only needs to be 2 inches from wall?
You can try it both ways, but normally the orientation of the ports doesn't make a very big difference. Try to give at least 3-4" of space in between the ports and any surface they fire into.