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Pic of new risers/stands at home

I first put the Forte's on some 12" stands that I had laying around and noticed that the highs and particularly the mids were much better defined and extended, showcasing the titanium tweeter diaphragms. When I had the speakers on the OEM risers it seemed to me that the mid-range horn sound had a haze to it or even a "plasticky" sound. Now at 12" up, while clearing up the highs and mids, the presentation was shooting over the top of me while sitting on my couch. For example, listening to Ryan Adams' "Gold" album, the acoustic and electric guitars sounded incredible but Ryan sounded like he was 10' above the guitars. At 6" up (using patio blocks), I lost some of the mid-range magic, so I settled on 8" to keep the high extension and the mid-range benefits realized with the higher risers while keeping the soundstage truer and keeping the rich bass. BTW, I ordered some 5/8" tall floor spikes to use with my stands. These should help the bass definition and depth even more.

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