I didn't write this, I saw it in Tape Op and made a difference for me. I moved my monitors from 4ft to 5ft apart and the image really cleared up. JeffTD said his were 3ft apart so I'm sure others have similar monitoring situations. ==================================== DO's and DON'TS of MONITOR PLACEMENT - An article by CARL TATZ: DO'S 1. Do toe in your near field monitors to a 30 degree angle 2. Do space your near-field monitors far enough apart so that the apex of your equilateral triangle is 18 inches behind your head. (recommend 67.5 inches from tweeter to tweeter) 3. Do use speaker stands and implement a decoupling element between the stands and the monitors 4. Do adjust the height of the acoustic center of the speaker (usually midway between the tweeter and midrange) to match the height of the listeners ears. 5. Do experiment by moving the engineer/monitor position back and forth along the length of the room to avoid axial mode nulls. 6. Do attenuate first reflections once you have chosen your positioning by sitting in the listening position and having someone walk along the right side wall with a mirror until you see the left speaker. Repeat for the left wall and the ceiling as well. Place sound-absorptive panes at the wall and ceiling positions identified 7. Place absorption material on the rear wall DON'TS 1. Don't assume that your speakers are going to be truly accurate in your room, no matter how much you paid for them or how well your room is acoustically designed 2. Don't use any other angle other than 30 degrees for stereophonic monitoring. The laws of physics determined this for stereophonic listening 50 years ago. 3. Don't mount your monitors on the console. Unless your console has a lot of mass, the console resonance will greatly affect frequency response. 4. Don't use consoles with high backs that prevent proper speaker height positioning.