<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Nerofuoco:
<strong>I have the fader on -2... gives a bit more centralized sound. I think</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">"Centralized" sound is not the goal. Sound must come from front. This is why:
Stereo recordings are made of 2 channels, Right and Left (not Front & Back). Stereo sound is a technique to reproduce a real sounds as the band is playing in FRONT of you. (Ever been in a concert with the band behind??)
In simple words in real hearings the listener can spot the position of every instrument-player, for example you can hear the singer from the middle while the piano is on the left side of the room.
The sound engineer when recording a cd tries to impress this detail (instruments and vocals positions) in the recording. He can put the piano for exaple to the left by increasing the piano volume (coming from the pianos microphone) to the left channel and dicreasing it to the right. When you listen to that cd you must hear the piano from the left.
Besides that, the sound engineer can put depth to the position of the piano by inserting phase diference between left-right channels. In other words he can delay some milliseconds the piano sound from the left channel and "put" the piano 2 or 3 meters behind the singer.
All these (stereo reproduction) works under conditions. You must have 2 speakers in FRONT of you in appropriate distances. Turning the fader to the back speakers you destroy stereo sound.
147 is one of a few cars having the back speakers placed in the right position for the back passengers (the front passengers should not hear the back speakers)
The only speaker which is excused to be placed anywhere is the Subwoofer and that its because the human ear cannot spot the sound direction on low frequencies (bass). On the contrary its very accurate on high freqs (thats why the tweeters positions are critical.)
Sorry for the big post, i hope these werent chinese to you.