Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Speaker Placement: Unusual Room Layouts and Elevating Speakers

Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

Wall'O'Fame
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
HG Rosewoods Part 3
Who's Online
2 registered (JohnK, Wid), 76 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13295 Members
11 Forums
22827 Topics
403276 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17742
pmbuko 16259
SirQuack 13318
CV 11146
MarkSJohnson 10833
Meanwhile On Facebook

A very fond farewell party last night . . . we miss you Noreen!

Hope everyone's got their summer favourite playlists cued up for the weekend! W...

(y) Love this customer review of the M2s! "the first time listening to my new a...

These LFR1100 speakers in custom Eggshell White are on their way to Taiwan (yes,...

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#402124 - 03/24/14 11:12 AM M60's on a raised platform?
BobG Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 82
Loc: Rock Springs, WI
Because of the layout of my room and the furniture, my M60's have to sit behind the front corner of a sofa and chair such that the woofers basically fire directly into the side of the sofa and chair. I am contemplating building 12-15 inch platforms to sit them on so that they will fire over the furniture.

Your thoughts, pro or con?


Edited by BobG (03/24/14 11:12 AM)
_________________________
M60's Rotel Nad Music Hall MMF-5
M80's VP150 QS8's Sherwood Newcastle Panasonic Plasma
Algonquins

Top
#402137 - 03/24/14 01:55 PM Re: M60's on a raised platform? [Re: BobG]
Murph Offline
axiomite

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6740
Loc: PEI, Canada
Shouldn't be a problem.
Some people preach that tweeters should be at your normal listening, ear height but I've never been able to hear a difference in experiments of sitting down, standing up, repeat.... so I don't think it is crucial. Absolutely better than having the sound blocked by furniture.
_________________________
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

Top
#402140 - 03/24/14 02:30 PM Re: M60's on a raised platform? [Re: Murph]
BobG Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 82
Loc: Rock Springs, WI
Some people preach that tweeters should be at your normal listening, ear height

I have heard that too, but with the 12" stand the tweeters would be no higher than in an M100. so I was thinking it would be ok. Maybe I will just try some temporary stands before I build the bettter ones.


Edited by BobG (03/24/14 02:30 PM)
_________________________
M60's Rotel Nad Music Hall MMF-5
M80's VP150 QS8's Sherwood Newcastle Panasonic Plasma
Algonquins

Top
#402144 - 03/24/14 03:36 PM Re: M60's on a raised platform? [Re: BobG]
MarkSJohnson Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10833
Loc: Central NH
I don't see any problem.

There might be a slight difference in highs from the raised tweeter, and there might be a little less bass out of them as you're increasing the coupling distance from the floor (boundary effect) but that likely will be inaudible or extremely subtle in comparison to some of the sound being blocked as it is now.

Yeah, try them on a couple of milk crates.
_________________________
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

Top
#402153 - 03/24/14 10:09 PM Re: M60's on a raised platform? [Re: BobG]
JohnK Online   content
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10363
Yes, Bob; try temporarily setting them on anything convenient, such as stacks of magazines or newspapers. The M60 crossover is at 200Hz, and the bass frequencies handled by the woofers aren't greatly affected by the furniture in front. You might find that the difference resulting from raising them isn't worth any bother(unless you like the raised sound stage better regardless of whether the "blocking" factor is significant).
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top
#404340 - 05/18/14 04:34 PM Re: M60's on a raised platform? [Re: BobG]
eggman Offline
frequent flier

Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 13
Loc: Oklahoma
After years of listening to my speakers (M80 HP's at present) placed on cabinets I built for LP storage, I read the Axiomaudio blog on speaker placement. I moved them off the cabinets and put them on the floor. I wish I had done this years ago! Every aspect of the listening experience is so much better. My amp even seems more powerful.

I'm so glad I read that blog and decided to try something different!

Top



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.