Opinion on unconventional speaker placement
I understand the first rule of speaker placement is “just try it” but I would like to get some informed opinions on a unique situation I have on an upcoming show. I host a private house concert series. Our room is 13x30x 8, and we seat 40 people. Our sound is provided by a Bose L1 Model II / B2 Bass Module using a Soundcraft UI16 digital mixer. The venue is https://olivestreethouseconcerts.com/
Our next show almost exceeds our capacity. It is five musicians on stage including upright bass, and the band wishes to use a single large condenser mic, so I’m looking at both a physical space and potential feedback questions. We normally place our PA to the right of our stage with just enough “turn in” so the performers can hear themselves. We don’t have enough depth to place it behind the stage, and in this case I need the space where the PA normally goes for the musicians.
We have an unusable corner (for seating) in the back of the listening room and for this show I’m contemplating placing the tower and sub there angling 45 degrees so the front grill is directed at center stage. I feel like this is my best shot of freeing maximum stage space, as well as having no sound behind the condenser mic to cause feedback.
Even with its wide dispersion pattern and sound bouncing off the walls, I’m wondering if the sound coming from the back of the room will confuse listener’s ears? I’ve just started to experiment with this set-up using canned music but was hoping to hear other people’s thoughts.