Measuring the stands they are from the base to the speaker it's between 24 and 25".
If you look on the pictures I pulled the carpet up and tucked both surround cables (and originally the sub's cable) all underneath the white baseboard on the far wall. Then it comes out and just rides behind the couch since no one can see it back there.
Much better in the front. Plus it looks like a beast and offsets my HTPC being on the other side. It blends with the rest of the front sound stage being up there with the rest of the speakers instead of by itself.
Anyways, it's late here now I'll post up some pictures tomorrow more up close of some of the equipment. I didn't see until just now people were posting up in my thread.