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Mission Floor Standers - Wooden Floor - To Low

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Chaos Star, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Chaos Star

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    I am soon to move into a flat with wooden floors.

    This is going to present a problem with my Mission Floor Standing fronts that even with there spikes in my opinion have the tweater far to low ( as I want them at ear level).

    Now that I have to remove the spikes and use the sticky rubber pads for wooden floors they will be even lower.


    Any ideas to remedy this problem would be appreciated.

    Can I purchase a product to sit the spikes in or a DiY method to raise them or protect the floor?


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    I had the identical problem. Solution? go to wickes and buy 2 off 12" square paving slabs in the colour of your choice, stick 3 off felt pads on the undersides to protect the floor. Voila - floor protected, tweeters ~2" higher.

    Also did the same trick for my Strata sub which had been just resting on its platic legs. With spikes and a paving slab the bass control improved noticably.

    Give it a go:)
     
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    Or if paving slabs arent your thing off cuts of granite worktops and marble work as well have a word at your local memorial masons.
     
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    Which Missions are they and do they actually sound better with the tweeter at ear height. I'm looking for some low floorstanders you see, so having to raise them would defeat the idea.
     
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    Cheers for the suggestions I will look into them, not to sure about going to the funeral palour for my supplies though :)

    Any Pictures of peoples raised speakers would be cool, to see what the finished results look like.

    Avanzato they are 702e's, they have an unusual design in that the tweeters are below the woofers, it is often the other way round with other speakers so that the tweeter is at ear level (as its supposed to be ).

    I personally find the tweeters to low and feel the speakers create a better sound stage when Im sitting a bit lower. Its not just me, If I remember it was commented by many when reviewing the speakers.
     
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    I have 782s so the tweeter is below the midrange driver. Even with slabs they are well below ear height but I guess the must be designed to operate like that because they sound fine.
     
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    As far as I know the tweeter should ideally be at ear level, try sitting a little lower and see if it makes any difference, however slight.

    Probably just personal preference but I found the 702es sounded best with the spikes on wound down pretty much to there maximum to give them most height available.
     
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    Yeah cut the legs off your chair!
     
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    Great idea, is that one of reccomendation given to clients at Hinchly's Cardiff.
    :rolleyes: :laugh:
     
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    certainly is mate! very handy with a hacksaw!!!
     
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    Great once I save up enough money to buy some seats I will be sure to give you a call for the modifications - free of charge I hope :)

    Untill the, Im sure i will be seated low enough on the ground!
     
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    LOL yeah no worries mate i'll just charge my usual fee!
     

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