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ML2 Stands: What Height should they be?

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Just taken possession of a pair of ML2 References and had the good fortune to get a pair of stands from Lenehan Audio as a temporary measure. Question is is there a "magic number" like 63cm for the height of the stands under the ML2's. What should they be filled with? Dolomite I read somewhere. I'll probably go with a set of  ML2 dedicated stands from Lenehan Audio later in the year but be interested to get some info. The ML2 speakers are a real surprise package and continue to sound just fabulous. Currently feeding Queens Greatest Hits into them: my wife has seen Bohemian Rhapsody twice so there you go!

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As a general rule, Tweeters at ear level.

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Thanks for that! Looks like the speakers need to go up by 100mm to 150mm. Still looking at distance out from the wall but I have a difficult room design. Thank you Mr Architect (RIP) great look but !

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Yep, tweeters at ear level, although you do have to consider the kind of distance from the floor MIke deisigned the crossover for. Mine are on 45cm stands - which work very well - but I believe Mike's own stands are 50cm tall.

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Many thanks; the temporary stands I have from Mike must be similar to yours:  roughly 45/46 cm from the bottom of the base to the surface supporting the ML2 (measuring up from the floor level to the base of the speaker is close to 49cm). I think I'll move them out into the room a bit and see how that changes things. Sorry to sound so thingy about this but after a diet of Vandersteen with room nodes and all sorts of crap I should just relax and play some music. Going down to him soon to pick up a set of speaker grilles and to check out a set of Foil Tek XLR Interconnects; I'll check out the measurements on the dedicated ML2 Stands.

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My ML2 stands are 60cm from the carpet to the top of the stand, the stands are on spikes, tweeter is 92cm high

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More to consider! Thats a pretty fair variance in heights.

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Less critical I think to a degree when you are further back, but just ask mike he will tell you. I know he’s been working on his isolation idea like the ML5s have, which will make a bigger difference to them than anything else you could do, would be worth he’s going there, as that likely will require shorter stands as the springs lift them up. 

 

I bought a set set as a guinea pig on my ml3s and I reckon it made them better than ML5s without the springs. Crazy stuff.

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The isolation development for the ML2 is definitely worth waiting for. Thanks for your comment.

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Ask where he's at with it though, I had a lengthy discussion about whether to use them just under the speakers (better) or under the stands (easier, but hard as different stands affect spring requirements)

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