I don’t necessarily agree, or disagree with this, but I sure don’t want to rearrange my stereo system to find out!!
Whenever we do an audio trade show (remember those?) we always place the stack of electronics squarely between the two speakers—perhaps the worst place when good sound is at stake.
I often feel badly about this practice. On the one hand, as a responsible manufacturer, we should be setting a proper example of how to get the most out of our high-performance audio systems. On the other hand, as someone paying the bills to get the most out of a tradeshow, we want to show off our equipment in the best light.
So take this post in the spirit it is offered. For best audio performance, you should avoid at all costs placing equipment between the speakers. Instead, place it to the side of the room like you’ve see us do in Music Room 2.
Trade shows, should they ever happen again, are one thing. Getting the best performance out of your stereo is quite another.