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Old 12-13-2017, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default HSU CCB-8 height?

Just purchased a 3.1 CCB-8 package and curious what is the correct height to mount them? I have read people having them several feet above ear level and others recommend at ear level.

Please help before I order stands.




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You're talking surround or rear surrounds, right?
I wouldn't do ear level. 18" to 24" above would be better. That's what I went with and am pleased.
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Fronts. I am using 3 of them as front l/r and center.


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Just curious...

But, have you contacted the fine folks at HSU Research ???

I would think they would give you the best expert advice.
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They gave me the info in the owners guide. Recommended height is 36”, 22” from sidewall and 7’ from rear facing wall. My problem is that I have mine in an open living room.

I guess I am going to spend a few weeks moving them up and down until I find a sweet spot.


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Yup, try moving them around until you find a preferred configuration.

Personally, I like my mains a bit wider than recommended and I like my center channel turned up louder (+1 or 2dB than Audassey says.) Its all a matter of taste and how it sounds in the room.
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I'd aim the tweeters for your ear height while sitting in your normal listening seat. Audio reviewers do that (speakers, amps etc), so I followed them. I'm no expert, but it makes sense to me.
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Fronts. I am using 3 of them as front l/r and center.


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You want the center of the cone at ear level. These are conical speakers - point source types. Reminds me a little of my Bag End M6's that I had to sell a few years ago!
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Default HSU CCB-8 height?

I ended up mounting the fronts 32” which places the center cone at ear level for L/R but had to place the center about 12” below and angled up a few degrees towards me. These 3 speakers and a new vtf1-mk3 have completely changed my opinions on retail name brands. I thought my definitives sounded great but these are an entirely different sound. I feel like I’m in the movie scenes now.


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