Originally Posted by rustolemite
Hey how high off the ground are you going to set the Horizon? I only have about 18 inches from bottom of TV screen to the floor to play with, and talking to Ascend they make it sound like it needs to be higher.
My screen bottom edge starts at 29" from the floor.
18" is certainly low to the ground, but the at the same time your tv image is lower to the ground too. To my way of thinking the idea is to mate the sound to the image. If the image you are watching has a mid point slightly lower than your horizon(sight) line, then I wouldn't think you would want the audio seeming to exist feet above that. As far as your height, I don't see why you would have a problem as long as it is angled up- the extent of which will probably require some trial and error.
I've found cheap wooden paint stirring sticks make excellent shims for raising the front end of a speaker.
while I kill time waiting for the sound of the UPS truck to screech to a halt outside, I figure I would throw these up.
I'm no craftsman when it comes to woodworking projects, but I like to fabricate stuff tailored to my specific needs. Not usually fancy, but it works.
Here's the elements for the stand.
and how it fits together.
And here is how extreme the angle I'm starting out with is.
I was originally marking off a much less steep incline, but when I started projecting out from the position of the tweeter at the final elevation, it seemed it was going to create a direct line right at ear level. That doesn't seem right to me since the screen middle is a above my ear level.
I unintentionally ended up with a similarly extreme angle when I made the stand for the S2 center, and that's seemed to have worked out ideally so... we'll see.
If it does end up being too steep, I'll use some paint stick shims to raise the back end until I can cut new posts. That's the main reason I gave the back lip a more generous height. A single 1"x2" would have been enough to keep it from slipping off- but with a $1500 speaker, I want to have a little more room for error and caution.
And...UPS just pulled up. Love how they roll these boxes end over end instead of picking them up. I cringed when I saw them do that with the S2s, so I fully expected it now. Good thing Dave and Co. have these things well packed and cushioned.
Looking forward to breaking it in tonight with Civil War, which I haven't seen yet. Should be interesting.