Believe me when I say the height and speaker angle changes everything. Not only with my present speakers, but all small speakers I have owned. Its like fine focusing a camera sharply before taking the picture. Being just off a tad? And the realism effect changes. For that reason, I believe most audiophiles can not know what their speaker’s potential really is. Dang! Speaker cables all of a sudden become the lifeblood when you begin to hone in on target.
I almost forgot to mention. The drum rack also allows for distance of how far apart to be adjusted. That too makes a difference. Experimentation is needed in all these areas. Wider rack tubes are available if you need more distance. I sit so close getting wider is not needed. Also filled the tubes with kitty litter to deaden them from resonating. Tap the tube, and all you get is a dull thunk.
Here is a commentary by Steven Stone when observing this phenomena of fine placement… (he was only working with adjustable angle, not height. Both will effect what is perceived).
> After initial setup, I found that extremely small changes in the speakers’ physical locations could result in big differences in soundstage presentation. Even a cat brushing the speakers as it walked across my desk could move the speakers enough that they required repositioning.