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monitor placement height

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Lumin, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Lumin

    Lumin Active Member

    i am looking to get some stands for my v8s
    i have a desk that will not support the weight of these things.... i have a computer desk, not a desk specifically designed for audio
    what i was using was some speakers placed on top of platforms, which are part of the desk, but are really flimsy
    these platforms are 36" from the ground
    if i bought some stands which are 42" high, would that greatly affect the way i hear things?
    money is tight and i found a good deal on some 42" stands... this is the reason i am asking

    any help would be appreciated
    thank you
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I get the best imaging when the tweeters in my speaks are at eye heighth when I'm sitting down...Also if they form an equilateral triangle where my mix position is one point of the triangle...Also...very important is to have nothing around the monitors....free air if you will...I dont want to excite anything nearby and add some little noise that may not be all that audible but will show up in the mix....the distance off of the walls nearby is very important....remember, free air is your monitors friend.
  3. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Everything Dave said is dead on with my experience as well.

    It depends on the monitor design but you generally want the center of the image about centered with your head (vertically).

  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Another factor to consider is to be sure your monitors are either above or below the 1/2 way point between the ceiling and the floor. That is if you have an 8 foot ceiling, you dont want your monitors to be 4 feet off the floor..
  5. golli

    golli Active Member

    Just out of curiosity, Kurt.
    How far from the floor are your monitors??
    I have to convert those numbers into the metric system.
    My monitors are around (after conversion) 3,1/2
    feet from the floor 105cm. Does that sound right?
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Just don't place the half way between the floor and cieling. Because that's where the nulls and reinforcing modes occure..
  7. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest


    I'm in a 8 foot ceiling too and i just measured my eyes line site to speaker highs and its 4'4" ,

    so the question is, would it be OK to place them higher, angled down to me???


  8. Lumin

    Lumin Active Member

    thank you for the help
    i think i may need another desk chair.. one that is adjustable
    my ears have been at the woofer level, maybe a bit higher so i think i have been ok with my current setup
    i will be setting up the new monitors today
    thank you again
  9. sharmon

    sharmon Guest

    i'm thinking of having my monitors a little higher and angled down to me due to space constraints. ie, my computer monitor being in the way.

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