A couple of weeks ago I was talking to Larry @ Euphonic Audio about their line of equipment (I currently own a CXL112, a VL208, and an iamp800). I made a remark to the effect that the CXL112 sounds really harsh and ragged when I'm sitting next to it, but when I get 6-10 feet away (or further), the sound smooths out and is smooth as silk. He called this phenomenon "dispersion" (sp?), and said it was a necessary evil of that particular speaker design. My VL208 doesn't seem to exhibit much of this same tendency. My Bergantino HT112 does have some of this, but not as much as the CXL112. I've noticed that most speakers sound better when you give them room to "open up" before listening, but never had a name for it until now. Can any of the resident acoustic/techie folks explain in the simplest language possible what dispersion is, and if possible why some speakers exhibit this tendency more than others? Thanks in advance.