HSU Research Forum (HRF)  

Go Back   HSU Research Forum (HRF) > Hsu Central > Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations
Forum Help Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 25th, 2016, 8:51 AM
New Yorker New Yorker is offline
Registered User
 
Member Since: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
New Yorker is on a distinguished road
Lots of toe-in, but how much, exactly?

How much toe-in is recommended for HB-1 MK2s? I know, I know… experiment. That said, Hsu suggests more toe-in than is typical, and most reviews affirm this. But how much, exactly?

My speakers are toed-in. My listening position is about 8.5 feet away, and my speakers are placed 8 feet apart. From where I sit - with grill covers removed - the amount of far speaker side visible equals - bear with me here! - the width of the vertical part of the black tweeter surround (just the inner "raised" part; not the flush perimeter with the mounting screws). Got the picture?

Put another way, if I extend a straight line from the drivers towards the listening position, they intersect about 15" in front of my head. Is that enough, or should I toe them in further?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old June 25th, 2016, 2:39 PM
Calypte Calypte is offline
Registered User
 
Member Since: May 2014
Posts: 45
Calypte is on a distinguished road
My memory may be faulty about this, but when I visited the Hsu Research audition room in 2014 (twice), I don't recall the toe-in of the speakers as being noticeably extreme. In fact, I don't remember a toe-in at all, but maybe that's because I didn't notice it to be significant. As you acknowledge, you should experiment. Maybe you can get your significant-other to adjust the speakers while you sit and listen. However, what you're already doing is probably fine, and I'm skeptical that small changes will make much of an audible difference.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 29th, 2016, 7:40 AM
monkuboy monkuboy is offline
Registered User
 
Member Since: Dec 2008
Posts: 143
monkuboy is on a distinguished road
Best thing IS to just experiment. The speakers are light enough to move easily. When I had my HB-1 Mk2's, the toe-in was such that they crossed maybe about 6" or so in front of my face, maybe a little less. I would think 15" is a bit much. Using the toe-in I mentioned, I was very happy with the imaging and soundstage.

I listened to the speakers at Hsu's headquarters and don't recall any extreme toe-in in that room. Sure sounded good.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old June 29th, 2016, 5:34 PM
Kevin_Hsu Kevin_Hsu is offline
Administrator
 
Member Since: Jun 2012
Location: CA, USA
Posts: 376
Kevin_Hsu is on a distinguished road
For me, I feel like having them crossover about 6"-1' in front of my face provides better imaging
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 29th, 2016, 8:18 PM
New Yorker New Yorker is offline
Registered User
 
Member Since: Jul 2013
Posts: 21
New Yorker is on a distinguished road
Thanks, guys!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump
 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Forum Rules The Golden Rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated.

Technical Support: The best way to get tech support for serious issues is to call or email us. Questions asked on the forum may not be answered by qualified professionals.

No "Flaming": Spiteful talk and flaming wars will lead to "time-outs" for parties involved.

Shootouts: Shootouts are comparisons between products. We need to know about shootouts before allowing them on the forum, so call us and talk to the director of Sales before posting. Otherwise, your shootout may be removed.

Add to Reputation: Once you are a registered member, you can click this icon to add to the tally of other members' Rep Points. You must vote for seven other people before you can vote for the same person twice.

Report Bad Posts: Once you register, click this icon to let Administrators know if they should review a post. Please be specific as to why action might be needed.

HSU RESEARCH IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMENTS MADE BY THIRD PARTY INDIVIDUALS ON THIS FORUM.

Thanks for reading the rules. Have a good time :)

In Association With