Originally Posted by mbroadus
What’s bad enough by factor of two?
the relation between the distances!
you should have an equilateral triangle between speakers and listening point, e.g. 9ft each.
you have 4 1/2ft between the speakers and 8-10ft to the LP, what makes it wrong by factor 2.
and this is in the worse direction as well. If you can't reach the equilateral triangle for a better sound stage it's better to have a wider triangle (distance between speakers larger than the distance to the LP instead of the other way around).
They’re 2 ft from the back wall with a front firing port and 1 ft from the side wall.
especially the 1ft to the side walls are extremely bad for the sound stage imaging!
the human hearing uses the first 5ms (roughly) to determine the exact origination of a sound.
if the speakers are located that near to the side wall the direct sound interferes with the (strong) reflections from the wall. The reflections make a detour of about 1ft forth and back = 2ft. That makes a delay of nearly 2ms and "destroys" the sound stage imaging completely.
please don't get me wrong!
you may still listen music with this kind of setup but it is really far away from being good and under these bad conditions it's completely useless to think about the DAC.