I don't even know where to begin... get yourselves a beer or pack a fresh one and check this out:
The Ambiophonics method
combines an exploitation of seldom applied, but well documented, psychoacoustic principles with the basic rules of good musical performance space design to create believable concert-hall sound fields in dedicated home listening rooms. Ambiophonics moves the listener into the same space as the performers, by accommodating to individual external ear and head characteristics, minimizing interaural correlation at the listening positions, abandoning the traditional stereo loudspeaker equilateral triangle, recreating early reflections and reverberant fields via computer
, and eliminating front and rear loudspeaker crosstalk. The Ambiophonic sound reproducing technique is a worthy successor to both stereophonic or surround-sound listening configurations, in that it can consistently generate a "You Are There" sound field even from standard LPs, DVDs or CDs that the ear-brain system will accept as real.
Not only do you need to make your own ambiophonic recording, with mics AND licensed software, you then have to take a pair of $20k SoundLab speakers, eliminate interaural (the difference in arrival time of sound between two ears: i.e. your own unique physiology) correlations by placing the speakers side by side so that no one else in the room can enjoy the same sound as you and then use their proprietary DSP to achieve '180 degree' sound from just TWO speakers!
Do yourself a favor @STC
spread those speakers out! The misconception you've bought is that an equilateral triangle was ever the goal! File a complaint with your credit card company to get your money back!