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MrTriton Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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Hi,

I am planning to buy a SuperCenter Ref since I already have Triton Refs.
The Problem is that my shelf is too high. The Supercenter should be positioned around 0,4m above the Ground. Shelf is 1m.

I have 2 Questions:

-Can I put the center on the floor and somehow achieve that it fires at a certain angle directed to the ears? It does not make sense if I put it on the Floor but then it fires towards my feet:)
-Can or should I mount it on a stand? Any stands you would recommend?

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rjohn79395 Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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Hi, Chris

I have a SC Ref positioned on a wood shelf above the tv and about 2-3' above the seated listening position. I've angled the speaker via Herbie's isolator pads to aim at my ear level while seated, and it sounds great both seated and walking around nearby. BTW it's a great speaker!!!

I guess your choices are above or below the screen. Which gives you the closest angle to your listening position? If neither is good and your closest angle is to use a stand, then that may be your best option. My speaker is on a wood shelf with no particular isolation capabilities, hence the Herbie's isolators. I can't recommend a shelf brand. Isolators will also work if the shelf is not a vibration controlling variety. As long as you can get reasonably close to ear level presentation with a combination of speaker level and speaker angle, I think you'll be very happy with that amazing speaker's capabilities!

Happy listening!

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MrTriton Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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ok thanks. Will try the Isolators.
Could anyone post a picture of the SuperCenter Ref bottom? I wanted to see how it looks like and only find pictures showing the front or top.

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rjohn79395 Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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Sorry, I don’t have a picture.

There are three adjustable rubber feet supplied, two front and one back, and they do a pretty good job of isolating the speaker from vibration, and allow for some angle adjustment also.

I just liked what the Herbie’s isolator feet did for my Oppo player, and got four for the SC Ref.
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Corey Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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Hi Chris,

Placing it on the shelf should be fine. One meter above the ground is about ear level (give or take about 0.1 to 0.2 meters). Ear level is going to depend on your height and how much you recline when watching TV or listening to music. As one poster already mentioned, there are three screw-in levelers which you can adjust to tilt the speaker forward or backwards.
I have the SuperCenter Ref on a shelf (actually it's a shelf that you buy to raise a TV) resting on my entertainment stand. My shelf is 29" above the ground (0.75 meters) and I have the front levers at maximum height and took out the rear leveler.
I have no complaints, even though if the speaker was at ear level for me when I recline slightly, it would have to be about eight inches higher (0.9 1.0 meter would be the optimum height). (I am 5' 9".)

With my shelf, there is no vibration, although it may be different with your shelf.

Corey
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