Thanks guys, I appreciate the responses. I'm not so much worried about the tweeter height ( although this is quite important in a focused array ), but the distance that the drivers are spaced apart.
I'm trying to "reverse engineer" some of Dunlavy's science. While i can calculate the effects of comb filtering in theory by doing the math, i'd like to see what John came up with and thought worked good enough in real life to put these speakers into production. Knowing the size of the drivers and the points of crossover / slope rate makes this kind of reverse engineering relatively easy.
Genesis' figures place the tweeter at appr 43", which might be above or below the ear depending on one's own personal height or seated listening position. Since this is a "designed in" factor, one would really have to find some type of seat that would place ones' ears somewhere close to that level.
I also agree with Tom's comments in regards to "typically" liking the tweeter to be slightly above one's ear. Sound does "fall off" as it launches away from the speaker, so sitting with ones' ears slightly below the tweeter actually gives you are response that is closer to being "on axis" in the distance. This will vary somewhat with the speaker design, drivers being used and seated listening distance, but it just goes to show how important speaker selection and speaker positioning really is.
J.D.'s tweeter center at 37" seems a little low, but if one is short in stature, sitting closer to the speakers or has a somewhat sunken listening position, it might be just right. At 6' 3" tall, i would almost have to be sitting on the ground for my ears to be close to this level. Obviously, this is something that J.D. has played around with in his system / room and is happy with the results. Otherwise, i'm sure that he'd still be "tweaking away". Then again, i don't think that layered bubble wrap would do much in terms of supporting these big behemoths : )
For those of you that are doing the math, Genesis' figures center the midranges about 7.25" away from the tweeter and the woofer about 22.75" away from the tweeter or 15.5" away from the center of the midrange. With the shallow slopes that Dunlavy uses, i'd have to imagine that there is a measurable amount of lobing / comb filtering taking place at these distances, but i'll have to do some number crunching and see where this comes out at.
Aaron aka "Aaronm" here on A-gon was also kind enough to email me directly and very graciously offered his assistance. While i would love to take him up on his offer to visit and listen / take measurements of his SC-V's, even very local trips are hard for me to swing at this point in time. If possible, i would GREATLY appreciate it if he would be so kind as to take some measurements for me on the V's. This would give me some info to compare with that of the IV's and let me know if there actually was a method to Dunlavy's madness or if things were done in a more random fashion
Once again, i do appreciate your responses and help. It is good to have someone that you can trust to fall back on when needed : ) Sean