Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice
Sometimes the simple solution is the best one, and that's the case here. Tweeters work best when at ear level, and can be OK if the speaker is tilted up (or down, as the case may be) to put the tweeter on-axis with the LP. Goosing the HF EQ to try to compensate for poor placement is not a good idea.
I'm not disagreeing with what you are saying, just modifying it a bit. As I illustrated in Post 18
, if your ears are within 1 foot (horizontally or vertically)
of the tweeter, there is pretty much no change. Though that is a based on an estimated 10 foot listening distance.
Tweeters at ear level is not always the best solution, though, in general your point is right. If we change the context to Toe-In
, you can tune your speakers by using varying degrees of Toe-In. For brighter speakers, perhaps facing straight forward is better, for softer less bright speakers, perhaps pointing straight at you is better.
The same can result from the tweeters being higher or lower.
Sitting in my office chair, my ears are about 41" off the floor, that means with little or no change in the sound, the speaker tweeter could be anything from 29" to 53". At 10ft, that puts you within a ±7.5° window in which there will be little or no change in the perception of the Tweeter.
Could the Original Poster tell us SPECIFICALLY what is floorstanding speakers are (brand and model)
or could he give us the measurement from the floor to the center of the tweeter so we have some context to respond in?
Again, I'm not saying you are wrong; I'm just saying that there is a ±
factor in the Tweeter Head High guideline.