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    Wondering if anybody had any thoughts on raising my polks. They are pretty short floor standing speakers with the tweeter below the driver. Seems like I am missing all of the highs. When I get down on my hands and knees on the floor they sound much better. Being a carpenter I was trying to think of some kind of riser to put under them, but cant think of anything that wont look tacky. Though about spikes but thats only going to raise them like 1.5". Any suggestions would be great. If pictures are needed let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caliberconst. View Post
    Wondering if anybody had any thoughts on raising my polks. They are pretty short floor standing speakers with the tweeter below the driver. Seems like I am missing all of the highs. When I get down on my hands and knees on the floor they sound much better. Being a carpenter I was trying to think of some kind of riser to put under them, but cant think of anything that wont look tacky. Though about spikes but thats only going to raise them like 1.5". Any suggestions would be great. If pictures are needed let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    Those are nice, but way too tall. The speakers I have stand 34". The problem with the height is the tweeter sits below the driver. Im thinking I need about 5"-6"
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    Quote Originally Posted by caliberconst. View Post
    Those are nice, but way too tall. The speakers I have stand 34". The problem with the height is the tweeter sits below the driver. Im thinking I need about 5"-6"
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    Quote Originally Posted by caliberconst. View Post
    Wondering if anybody had any thoughts on raising my polks. They are pretty short floor standing speakers with the tweeter below the driver. Seems like I am missing all of the highs. When I get down on my hands and knees on the floor they sound much better. Being a carpenter I was trying to think of some kind of riser to put under them, but cant think of anything that wont look tacky. Though about spikes but thats only going to raise them like 1.5". Any suggestions would be great. If pictures are needed let me know.
    You could always build yourself a pedestal out of 2x4's and plywood. You might want to try putting some 2x4's benrath the speakers to see and hear if they raise the speakers enough to get the proper soundfield. If not, try stacking 2 2x4's tallwise and place the speakers on them and see if that gives you enough height. If so, just build a little box or pedestal with the 2x4 blocks and plywood to cover the 2x4's. you can then paint it whatever color you like.
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    There are also Speaker stands approx 6-8" that are tiltable that way you can "aim" your soundfeild.

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