Some help with setting up active desk speakers.
My question pertains to equipment that does not quite reach the realm of high-end audio gear generally discussed here, but having been influenced by a good family friend and audiophile who once recommended AudiogoN, maybe you guys can help me!
For personal listening I used a Stax SRM-T1 with a SR Lambda Signature earspeakers, but since moving continents, this set up has had to stay at home.
Since I have two impending moves within the next two years, size and weight are necessary considerations, and although I would love to have a bigger setup, it simply isn't possible right now. A baby on the way has also limited the budget allocation, so to be honest, I wasn't even considering purchasing speakers.
Then I popped into a store in Denmark and asked for their active lineup, and had a chance to listen and compare a few different models from Monitor Audio, Audio Engine, and Audio Pro. I listened to Audio Pro's Addon Five, and the output fit the bill. Much more pleasant than larger, more expensive units, and perfect size.
I struggled with finding relevant reviews, it looks like they don't necessarily make their way to reviewers, and the company's website is definitely geared towards a more design centric consumer marked.
However, the performance did stand out, enough for me to order a pair.
The source for these will be an Apogee One, with a blue-jeans RCA cable.
My question is, sitting on a fairly large desk besides my laptop, what can I do, stand wise/positioning wise, to optimize the output from these small units?
I've not ordered the angled base stands visible in the pictures, and wonder about positioning them atop books...