Originally Posted by Transmaniacon
Yes those stands are a good option, a 24" stand should get the tweeters in the 45B about even with the center tweeter. I would space out the front speakers a little more, and as was mentioned toe them in towards the main listening position some. Putting the sub in a corner on an angle similar to how you have it helps add some gain, and in what looks to be a big open space, this would probably be a good idea. But experiment and see where it sounds best to you. Remember subs are omni-directional so don't feel like you have to point the sub at the seats.
The "Hz" in the receiver settings is the crossover frequency. Audyssey will determine the lowest value you can use, but I would go in and change the fronts to 80Hz if they are set lower. The center maybe 80 or 100Hz. Your surrounds are likely at 100Hz. Make sure it set all your speakers to small, so the sub handles the bass. On the back of the sub, set the crossover to the highest point, phase to zero, and volume to 30-40%. Re-run Audyssey and make sure the sub volume level in the receiver is at or close to 0dB. If it is negative, turn your sub volume down some, and if positive, raise the sub volume. You want to find the proper volume on the sub, then if you want to raise/lower the bass, do so in the receiver.
Thanks! I found the exact stands on local classifieds (kijiji) for $20, so went ahead with it
Here is what I am at now with all the advice taken in.
Also, how do I go about securing the speakers to the stand? There no screw hole on the bottom of the speaker or anything. Double sided tape should be enough? :S
I haven't had the chance to change any settings but will give all this a try this week. That 2nd paragraph in particular gave me a lot of changes to make
If I remember correctly the volume on the receiver for the sub showed 12Db so deff need to adjust that. Aswell the phase I just left it at 120Hz I believe.
What exactly does setting the base on the sub to the max frequency do??
I am hoping Ill get a chance to play with the sub placement this thu, and clean up all the wires with some fishing on friday.
Originally Posted by cel4145
Another option for speaker placement are wooden wall shelfs. Sort of like this one, but a little shorter in length.
Get an unpainted one and then paint it to match the trim. The advantage of speakers stands, though, is that it hides the wires. With the wall shelving, I would find some white speaker wire like this: http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Navajo...dp/B00006I5GV/
I wanted to keep that wall as clean as possible. If I could make recessed shelves in the walls for the speakers than I would do that.