Do you need an air gap behind your panels?

panel placement & reflections

A question that pops up time and time again on panel mounting is this:

Should your panels sit flush against the wall, or should there be an air gap behind them?

Some people say to hang them against the wall, others suggest the air gap. 

But does it even make any difference? And is there an optimal distance?

The quick answer is:

Yes, if you have the space, you can and should hang your panels with an air gap behind them, but there’s a limit.

That’s what I want to show you in today’s video.



"How to correctly place your listening position and speakers, no matter what room you're in."

  • Find the correct wall to face in your home studio
  • Optimize the low end and minimize reflection effects
  • Get the distance between wall and speakers right
  • Get a stereo image like on really good headphones

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