Speaker Stand Height - Effect on Presentation
This may sound like a silly question, but...
Currently coming from floorstanding speakers (Vandersteen 2ce Signatures), and due to changes at home, I am forced to move to monitors for awhile. This is my first time with monitor/stand based speakers.
The monitors I will be using are approximately 15 inches tall, and when listening critically sit 6-8 feet away, and for background listening am typically much farther away, probably around 15-17 feet away. My room is 24x14 or so, firing down the length of the room. I may experiment with placing them on the long wall, but there are other factors that may not make this a good idea.
The manufacturer recommended sitting with ear at about or just under the height of the tweeter. To my question...
Because of this, I am currently looking at 24 inch stands, which seem to be about average height of speaker stands sold from looking around..
What would the effect of the presentation be if I went with a taller stand, say a 28 inch instead of a 24 inch? If there will be little difference in the figures I've provided, what would the situation be with a larger difference in height?
Just curious if this would present the illusion of a taller soundstage, or if sonics would suffer because I'm now several inches below the recommended listening height in respect to the tweeter.
Any thoughts on presentation?
And anyone have any thoughts for connection between speaker and the top of the stands, _other_ thank blue tack?