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#345740 - 04/22/11 01:24 AM Raising M80's off the Floor
Captain4105 Offline
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My listening position has my head about three inches above the top of my M80's. I am quite sure I'm not getting the sound benefits I should unless I either lower my position (which I won't do) or raise the speakers up. Has anyone suggestions on what to purchase to do this? Some kind of booster or stand that would match the dimensions of the M80's would be great. At what height in relation to my listening area should the M80's be? I assume there will be consequences in terms of loss of bass or a different balance of other frequencies if I do this. Your "sound" advice is much appreciated.

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#345747 - 04/22/11 05:50 AM Re: Raising M80's off the Floor [Re: Captain4105]
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There's the infamous Outrigger thread that gets resurrected, zombie-like, a few times a year....
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#345749 - 04/22/11 06:19 AM Re: Raising M80's off the Floor [Re: Captain4105]
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Lee, the tweeters(midpoint between them)should be about at ear level. You say that you're "quite sure" that you're not getting the benefits that you should, but have you actually experimented with different ear/tweeter relationships? It generally isn't really all that critical, but you can certainly place the M80s temporarily on stacks of any convenient material to try out the results.
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#345752 - 04/22/11 06:39 AM Re: Raising M80's off the Floor [Re: JohnK]
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But make sure the "stacks of any convenient material" are oxygen-free and have the latest 1.4 handshaking capabilities. smile
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#345753 - 04/22/11 06:43 AM Re: Raising M80's off the Floor [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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And are turned the right way.... Arrow out!!!!! wink

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#345760 - 04/22/11 08:47 AM Re: Raising M80's off the Floor [Re: cgolf]
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When seated in the back row of my theater room, I am above the M80's at ear level as well and they sound fine.
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#345766 - 04/22/11 09:24 AM Re: Raising M80's off the Floor [Re: SirQuack]
SBrown Offline
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I have my M80's sitting on my subs and they sound terrific.

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#345770 - 04/22/11 09:43 AM Re: Raising M80's off the Floor [Re: SBrown]
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I might try that on my ep350 twins.
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#345776 - 04/22/11 10:30 AM Re: Raising M80's off the Floor [Re: SirQuack]
ClubNeon Offline
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Charles, do you have your M80s on top of dual EP800s?
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#345804 - 04/22/11 02:18 PM Re: Raising M80's off the Floor [Re: ClubNeon]
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Ha ha, I could barely do it in my current room, and I wouldn't be able to do it in the basement. Time to try it outdoors.

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