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Concerto/Kefkit 3 higher up off the floor?

 
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roberte
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Concerto/Kefkit 3 higher up off the floor? Reply with quote

Just wondering about the possible merits of getting the tweeters up nearer ear height and the bass further away from the floor.

Must have been tried, mustn't it?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are generally a good idea but the effect on the bass of raising off the floor will depend somewhat on the construction of the floor.

Proximity to the side walls often affects the stereo image too.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: well that was worth doing Reply with quote

Only thing I had to hand was a pair of stands that came with my Coda IIs.
About 10'' tall but there was a marked reduction in boominess - male speech now sounds reasonable!

floor is concrete here btw, at home they were on one inch boards on bearers over insulation over concrete - they sound better here

These are speakers that were designed to sit on or near the floor - have we (I) just got used to sounds coming from higher up - or did everyone sit on the floor in 70s? Come to think of it a Barcelona chair might be about right...

I'd probably look to get these at least another foot higher if possible.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I remember having that argument in the 70s about not everyone sitting in bean bags!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd probably look to get these at least another foot higher if possible.


My heretical solution would be to use a pair of bedside cabinets as they're usuallly the right height, rigid, child friendly and can function as a cavity resonator with certain designs.

You can store stuff in the drawers too Shocked .
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

many a true word...

this being a work system I found two tool cabinets of the right height

that's better!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found that getting the Concertos about six to ten inches off the floor helps them sound much better - as mentioned the bass is less boomy. The speakers generally sound more muffled when they're sitting directly on the floor which, in my case, is concrete underneath a carpet.

-Robert King
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