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Old November 26th, 2014, 7:13 PM
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HT front stage question...

I am using the HB1 Mk2 and HC1 Mk2 as L/C/R and they are placed on a built in shelf 8' above the floor. The center is horizontal and the L/Rs are vertical, tilted down to listener. My question is: can I turn the HC1 Mk2 upside down with the tweeter on the bottom so it is in line with center tweeter? Would it make any diffrence in the sound and sound stage?

Thanks. Bill.

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Old November 27th, 2014, 12:32 AM
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I'm confused about what you are are asking. Do you want to turn both of your left and right HB-1 speakers upside down? Is that it? If so, go for it.
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Old November 27th, 2014, 2:42 AM
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I wouldn't think it would make a difference in terms of sound quality. The dispersion should remain the same. Anyway, it doesn't cost anything to give it a try.
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Old November 27th, 2014, 11:44 PM
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It won't make a difference with a horizontally-oriented HC-1, but a vertically oriented HB-1 is a different story. The HB-1s usually sound better if the tweeter is physically closer to the listener than the woofer, rather than with the tweeter father away.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 2:21 PM
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I thought maybe Sasha G or Pete Shu would put their 2 cents in.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 5:13 PM
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I don't believe either Sasha or Pete works for Hsu anymore. Anyway conventional wisdom is that vertical orientation doesn't matter too much as long as the drivers are not spaced very far apart from each other. What matters is that tweeters should be as close to ear level as possible. The woofer won't make as much difference since the frequencies it produces aren't as localizable.
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