CCB-8 Placement Questions
Recently, I've been thinking seriously about replacing my from stage LCR speakers with CCB-8 speakers. After reading through the manual, I have a couple of questions...
In the manual, it explains the recommendation to adjust the speaker toe-in so that the speaker axis from front left and right cross in front of the listening position. This accomplishes two things: It gives the best imaging and also puts the listener about 15% off-axis, which is ideal for these speakers. Later, though, it mentions the "recommended 36" stand", and I'm wondering why that height is recommended. Wouldn't that depend on the height of the seating position, or is there another reason? (When placed on a 36" inch stand, the acoustic center would be about 43 1/2 inches high. Given a typical seating height, this would probably put the listener below axis in the vertical direction.) In any case, how important is stand height for these speakers? Do you have a recommended speaker stand?
My second question is regarding the CCB-8 when used as a center speaker, Since the crossing axis recommendation doesn't apply, is it then recommended to aim the speaker below ear level to insure that the listener is off-axis?