Adjusting toe out

Gregadd

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I think the correct term is "toe IN".
He takes the outside of the left speaker back calling it toe out. I move the outside of the speaker forward calling it toe in.
 

JackD201

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You and Joe are both correct counselor. :)
 

Gregadd

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You and Joe are both correct counselor. :)

Jack all I know is Neil is never wrong.










PS I think we are do some updates on your system. tt or something?
 

JackD201

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Prototype phonostage, changed out all my cabling to just one line from one manufacturer (not yet released on the market but should be soon), got my A90 back in action, new tonearm tower post had to be sent back so the additional arm is still in its case. Stuff like that. Still burning in the stuff but sounding good already. I'm in a TFK phase so the CV mullards are chillin' at the moment. I'll freshen up my system thread when things have settled down a bit. Oh! That reminds me, I have to make an announcement in the Lamm section. Thanks for keeping me on my toes Greg :)
 

nsgarch

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Jack all I know is Neil is never wrong.
I hope that wasn't meant sarcastically ;--) All I know is that in all the discussions I've ever heard/read about this issue, either the speakers were pointed straight ahead, or angled somewhat (IN) toward the listener or listening position. Toe OUT, which is a term I never heard until now, would imply to me that the speakers would be angled away from the listening position, and slightly toward the side walls of the room. Not something I think anyone interested in creating a soundstage would want to do?
 

Gregadd

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I hope that wasn't meant sarcastically ;--) All I know is that in all the discussions I've ever heard/read about this issue, either the speakers were pointed straight ahead, or angled somewhat (IN) toward the listener or listening position. Toe OUT, which is a term I never heard until now, would imply to me that the speakers would be angled away from the listening position, and slightly toward the side walls of the room. Not something I think anyone interested in creating a soundstage would want to do?
A first for me also.
 
#13
getting away from stats or speakers whose radiation pattern is straight ahead, there may be speakers that could benefit from a bit of toe out. IMF and Fried speakers had 'controlled dispersion' with a radiation pattern that threw the image toward the center. i can imagine a setup using speakers like that could sound better that way, depending on the distance from speaker to the listener.
 
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He starts out with a lot of "toe in" and then reduces it by rotating the speaker "outward" calling it "toe out" . If the speaker was aimed directly at the user, the beam would illuminate the curved panel in the middle of the arc. He wants us to adjust the "toe in" so that the beam illuminates the arc of the panel at the inner third. So he is consistent, just using "toe in" and "toe out" to refer to which way to rotate the speaker from a starting point in the conventional sense we are accustomed to.
 

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