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since i have the bic america venturi line of speakers. would it be best to get the bic america Dv-62SIB bookshelf speakers for my front height speakers so they match ?
Probably. It's usually preferable to keep drivers as similar as possible for timbre matching. It may not be as important for surround speakers as a center channel, but still an improvement when sounds don't change just by panning around the room (important in a movie like Gravity where dialog moves all over the room).

It might be harder to tell timbre differences with things like explosions than dialog, for example. Some say Audyssey and other room correction systems sometimes help in that regard, but that's not what they were designed for.
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any suggestions on how and what to use to point my front height bookshelf speakers downward so I can point them to the listener ?

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ah just read something online. how about rubber door stoppers ?
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I bought some studio foam wedges that angle the speakers downward a bit, but it's not a whole lot.
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any suggestions on how and what to use to point my front height bookshelf speakers downward so I can point them to the listener ?

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ... good if sitting on a shelf where not a lot of angle is need


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...UTF8&psc=1...I use a few of these under my center speaker. Can be "carved" for a custom size. Hacksaw blade or coping saw worked fine.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...F8&psc=1..good for if higher up on the wall. Can modify for more of a downward angle.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ... good if sitting on a shelf where not a lot of angle is need


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...UTF8&psc=1...I use a few of these under my center speaker. Can be "carved" for a custom size. Hacksaw blade or coping saw worked fine.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...F8&psc=1..good for if higher up on the wall. Can modify for more of a downward angle.
awesome. thank you.

interested in number two

will it not tilt the speakers too far forward to where they could tip ?
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awesome. thank you.

interested in number two

will it not tilt the speakers too far forward to where they could tip ?
You can shape these any way you like. Made of a dense foam type material.


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Maybe? They have a front lip to help. You could always use some of this on the bottom of the speaker. Easily removable and holds great. https://www.amazon.com/Bostik-Mastic...s%2C319&sr=8-3
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You can shape these any way you like. Made of a dense foam type material.



Maybe? They have a front lip to help. You could always use some of this on the bottom of the speaker. Easily removable and holds great. https://www.amazon.com/Bostik-Mastic...s%2C319&sr=8-3
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You can shape these any way you like. Made of a dense foam type material.



Maybe? They have a front lip to help. You could always use some of this on the bottom of the speaker. Easily removable and holds great. https://www.amazon.com/Bostik-Mastic...s%2C319&sr=8-3
decided to go with this

https://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-D...ct_top?ie=UTF8

going to put some blutak on the speakers attached to the stand and on the stand attached to the top entertainment shelf


does that sound about right ?
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decided to go with this

https://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-D...ct_top?ie=UTF8

going to put some blutak on the speakers attached to the stand and on the stand attached to the top entertainment shelf


does that sound about right ?
That's more or less what I'm using for my front height speakers. I don't use any blutak, though. I also changed the PSB tweeters on my Image series speakers here to a fabric tweeter that seems to have much better off-axis response for the front height and side heights that are less aimable. No timbre anomalies I can detect and the response sounds pretty even with the Helicopter flying around now (rear CS500s are fully aimable and were perhaps just a tad brighter so they now match quite well, IMO).

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That's more or less what I'm using for my front height speakers. I don't use any blutak, though. I also changed the PSB tweeters on my Image series speakers here to a fabric tweeter that seems to have much better off-axis response for the front height and side heights that are less aimable. No timbre anomalies I can detect and the response sounds pretty even with the Helicopter flying around now (rear CS500s are fully aimable and were perhaps just a tad brighter so they now match quite well, IMO).
maybe i will try without blutack first
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Hi all. Been reading this thread for a while now.

I had front and rear heights. I've since moved the front heights to the top front position, but on the side wall aimed at mlp from near the roof/wall join.

Has anyone else done this. What setting are you using in the avr. I'm currently using a marantz sr6013 and set to top front and read height.
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