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#49036 - 06/11/04 02:09 PM Placement Help
chrixx Offline
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Registered: 04/02/04
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Now that I have an idea about what system to buy, I need help with placing. One side of my HT room will be open to the rest of the house. This is causing a problem for surround speaker placement. I don't want to mount on the ceiling. I was looking at the stands that are sold for the QS surrounds, but they are 36" tall. Is this tall enough? I thought that they should be at a minimum of 1' above ear level. Will the 36" be enough? Thanks

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#49037 - 06/11/04 02:18 PM Re: Placement Help
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In reply to:

I thought that they should be at a minimum of 1' above ear level



the key word left out there is 'optimum'. one foot above the head is the optimum placement, but in your case, you can only work with what you are given. if you dont want to mount on the ceiling, the then the 36" stands are your next best option.

with the quadpolar design of the QS8's, you will get a pretty good dispersion of sound.. i think you could almost put the QS8's anywhere and be OK.. thay are just really fantastic speakers.

the full metal bracket(FMB) sold on the axiom site is a quick and versatile way to ceiling mount.. you can directionally adjust the speaker and it mounts very easy.. unless you are just totally against it, you might want to rethink the the ceiling mount deal.

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#49038 - 06/11/04 02:20 PM Re: Placement Help
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In my experience I've gotten much better results from having the QS8s on stands - a little low, but prefectly placed otherwise - than having them far, far from the LP. I made my own stands a little taller than those Axiom sells. Might be worth the effort, but Axioms stands are probably plenty high for excellent results.

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