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Old 05-17-2017, 07:42 PM
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I measured something closer to 15" to out the horn near searing level with the Flamencos. Keep in mind that the Flamencos are a bit shorter than Valencias and the leg don't have the riser skirt. Ear level with the horn is the bottom line whatever that works out for you not what shindo did for his room and seating and body size / ear level. And I disagree on that point too... I feel his leg height is closer to 12-15" than 8" that is for sure. And also don't neglect that he has a scalloped cross brace that visually makes the legs look several inches shorter. As long as the center of the horn throat is near your effective ear level it is good to go.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:16 AM
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Grantray, thanks so much for posting this picture of the Valencias on your
stands, and giving your impressions given the O93s as a baseline... Curious, in both your cases you seem to have the speaker elevated by a foot or more. Why did you opt to go that route? In my case I was thinking of about 8-9" which would be ear level for me. I'm sure there is no 'right' answer per se, just curious how you guys came to your numbers.
Thanks for the kind words!

Personally, I'm not a believer in the rule that horns/tweeters must be ear height for "perfect" playback. To me, that's simply a false, hubristic logic. Sound happens to perfectly fill a room at the given ear level of the listener as much as our flat earth is the center of the universe.

With the 846As, I focused on positioning the speakers at a height that most suits the space they reside and create pressure in during playback. The O/93s helped me come to that conclusion, actually. When I felt a track deserved my utmost attention, I usually found myself sitting on floor, with my ears just below the O/93's tweeters.

But to play my own Devil's Advocate, that may also be because I spent several years in the small jazz clubs, music venues, and bars of New Orleans listening to unmic'd musicians, who were on very short stages, generally no more than a couple of feet, just above head height. The way all their instruments filled those rooms had a certain "rightness" to how the sound was able to cascade down on the audience, and that's what I strive to replicate by giving attention to the room above all else.

Of course, I understand not everyone will have the same emotional response to my notion of rightness in sound reproduction. But I hope hope that helps answer your questions about the height I chose for the Altecs' stands.

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Old 05-18-2017, 07:38 PM
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Thank you both for the replies! I sit on a couch that is shorter than most when I listen, that is why I was figuring the 8-9 inch number. I will aim to keep the horn throat around ear level, perhaps slightly above. I'll post some pics when done for comparison sake.

Thanks again!
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