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thats what I said for my monitors until I made my own stands and they started to sound even better (vocals got a live)
I don't really want my floorstanders on stands, I don't see the need - they are designed to be on the floor.
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post #752 of 3864
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I don't really want my floorstanders on stands, I don't see the need - they are designed to be on the floor.
suit yourself but I think your old setup was positioned better
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post #753 of 3864
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I don't really want my floorstanders on stands, I don't see the need - they are designed to be on the floor.
if you put them up about 10" or so then the tweeters will be closer to ear level. In nearfield you would probably notice the difference. Try some cinder blocks and see if you like the difference or not.
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I'll leave it for now, I'll most likely feel the need to tinker in a week or so
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post #755 of 3864
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It's small and oddly shaped; the section that is in that pic is like 8' x '5, then the rest of the room expands to 11' x 9', where my bed/pc/etc. is located.

It's not quite nearfield, but close. Technically I should be listening probably another 3-4 feet farther than I am, but oh well.
cool glad to see I'm not the only one cramming "big" speakers into a tiny room

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I'll leave it for now, I'll most likely feel the need to tinker in a week or so
yep that's about the time the newness wears off and the tinker bug bights

what did you do with your wharfedales?
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what did you do with your wharfedales?
They are still in my room, sat in the corner

We are converting our detached garage into a Study/Games room/place for visitors to sleep so I'll be sticking them in there - I'm currently on the lookout for a cheap amp. I might even stretch to a new Cambridge Audio A5.

I'm sat here listening to Norah Jones on my new babies and it's just struck me how much bigger the sound stage is vs my Wharfies.
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They are still in my room, sat in the corner

We are converting our detached garage into a Study/Games room/place for visitors to sleep so I'll be sticking them in there - I'm currently on the lookout for a cheap amp. I might even stretch to a new Cambridge Audio A5.

I'm sat here listening to Norah Jones on my new babies and it's just struck me how much bigger the sound stage is vs my Wharfies.
full tower vs book shelf is a big difference
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full tower vs book shelf is a big difference
Yeah, I was expecting a difference, mainly in bass but the overall sound is just so much more involving, I'm also hearing much better depth (like soundstage but front to back)

To put into terms how happy I am - if I had paid full (new) price for these, which was around £400-500, I would still be over the moon
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I have:

2x Energy C-5 Towers
2x Energy C-R3 Dipole Surrounds
1x Energy C-C1 Center Channel
1x Elemental Designs - A3-300 Subwoofer

All of this is Powered/Processed by:
Emotiva LMC-1 Preamp/Processor
Emotiva LPA-1 Amplifier (125wx5 @ 8Ohms)

I will take pictures sometime shortly. ((Final round of Finals this week before I have my Electrical Engineering Degree...WooT))
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Yeah, I was expecting a difference, mainly in bass but the overall sound is just so much more involving, I'm also hearing much better depth (like soundstage but front to back)

To put into terms how happy I am - if I had paid full (new) price for these, which was around £400-500, I would still be over the moon
I know what you mean when I first bought my speakers I thought I was crazy spending 500+ for them but after I set them up I would have paid full price for them 1000+ at some point you realise you cant put a price on good audio

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I have:

2x Energy C-5 Towers
2x Energy C-R3 Dipole Surrounds
1x Energy C-C1 Center Channel
1x Elemental Designs - A3-300 Subwoofer

All of this is Powered/Processed by:
Emotiva LMC-1 Preamp/Processor
Emotiva LPA-1 Amplifier (125wx5 @ 8Ohms)

I will take pictures sometime shortly. ((Final round of Finals this week before I have my Electrical Engineering Degree...WooT))
will update the list with energy 5.1

btw how do you like the emotiva amp? as that's the brand I am looking at (upa2 to be specific) to replace my rca pos
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