Originally Posted by sheshechic
How tall is that cabinet? Do you usually watch in a reclined position?
Just under 18". No, I don't watch in a reclined position but I guess it would be accurate to say that I like to slump a bit
. I'm not tall either.
BTW, I think your setup would look awesome with both mounted on the wall. That would bring your tweeters in line too.
I cannot stress enough how much enjoyment I get from having the center of the screen at head-height. It is something immediate and tangible. There are probably at least one hundred talking heads I see in an average evening of viewing who have an eyeline that meets with mine.
Having the center speaker at ear-level is a less tangible reward and more difficult to quantifiy. I value my audio very highly, but I value the 'V' in 'AV' much much more.
The only way to have a speaker at ear level and the display center at eye-level is to have a speaker behind an acoustically transparent projector screen. In the absence of that type of setup, something has to give.
I can't tell you what works for you, but I'd encourage you to ask yourself what is most important to you? If you notice a big seperation and dip in the sound field with a speaker that is off axis (ear level), then obviously its going to have to factor into your decision making.