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RTIA3 & FXIA6 stands

Does anybody have any suggestions for speaker stands that will work for the RTIA3 & FXIA6? I know they both say they can be wall mounted. I am finding the RTIA3 sound isn't great wall mounted. I may be able to mount the FXIA6 but because of my rooms wall configuration I would prefer them also on stands. How high should these stands be? I am thinking at least 36 inches high? Please let me know what everyone is using for stands.
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Does anybody have any suggestions for speaker stands that will work for the RTIA3 & FXIA6? I know they both say they can be wall mounted. I am finding the RTIA3 sound isn't great wall mounted. I may be able to mount the FXIA6 but because of my rooms wall configuration I would prefer them also on stands. How high should these stands be? I am thinking at least 36 inches high? Please let me know what everyone is using for stands.
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Stands should put the speaker's tweeter at ear height at the listening position. I really don't have any good recommendations on types of stands so I will defer.

I will say that with pets or kids, the stands will need to be very heavy and stable. Some stands cost more than the dog gone speakers!

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Up firing speakers rely on first reflection points. These give the effect of dispersion rather than directional audio. If you have acoustic panels on the ceiling or a ceiling that is angled, up-firing speakers may not be the best solution.

Here is an in-depth guide from Dolby Atmos that talks about installation and speaker types:

https://www.dolby.com/us/en/technolo...guidelines.pdf
Is it time to update my system:

Polk RT12 - fronts
Polk CS5 - middle
Polk RT10 back
Denon 3805 AV
Denon DVD Playe
5 Mono Block Outlaw Amps

Any advice on new speakers and amps, processors etc is much appreciated.
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Is it time to update my system:

Polk RT12 - fronts
Polk CS5 - middle
Polk RT10 back
Denon 3805 AV
Denon DVD Playe
5 Mono Block Outlaw Amps

Any advice on new speakers and amps, processors etc is much appreciated.
You have to ask yourself a few questions:

What do I want that my current setup doesn't provide? (Atmos, Room calibration, dual sub calibration).
Does my current setup play with enough authority/SPL?
Do I want better highs, lows?
How many speakers do I want?
How sensitive are the speakers I want (will they need amps)?
Do I want to install room treatments (panels)?
Do I have space/placement limitations
What size is the room?
Do I have any spouse approval concerns?
Do I live in an apartment/condo or a single home?
First or second floor or basement?
How many cubic feet in the room?
Is the room open or sealed?
Percentage of movies vs music?

...and the most important determining factor, how much money will I be spending?

I hate to answer a question with a question, but if you are able to provide detailed answers to these questions we will be able to help you a lot better in determining a setup that might work to your liking.

Let's get this conversation started.
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