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I took advantage of Amazon's sale on JBL speakers yesterday and bought the ES20 bookshelf speakers along with the subwoofer and center channel speaker.

How high should I mount the bookshelf speakers as my front speakers? I've read that the tweeter should be at ear level when seated which is around 41" for me. If I put the speakers on top of 31" speaker stands would that be too high? Would 24" stands work better? I am looking to get either the Sanus BF31B or BF24B stands depending on the height. (Are there better stand out there?)
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24" stands are good.
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I use 28-30" stands myself.

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I try to keep the tweeters of the LCR speakers as close to the same height as possible. Curious what others think.
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I try to keep the tweeters of the LCR speakers as close to the same height as possible. Curious what others think.
There's no need. Your visual cues over-ride audio cues, so when you see the screen your brain tells your ears that's where the center is located, even though it's not.
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I've read that the tweeter should be at ear level when seated which is around 41" for me. If I put the speakers on top of 31" speaker stands would that be too high?
Not if the tweeters are 10" from the bottom of the cabinet.

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Not if the tweeters are 10" from the bottom of the cabinet.

The tweeters are about 10" from the bottom of the cabinet so I guess the 31" stands would work. I'm just wondering if they would be too high and look ridiculous or something?
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I'm just wondering if they would be too high and look ridiculous or something?
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