Intresting.. has anyone got any personal stories as how they set up these speakers?
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Hi, those spike are very close in tolerance and need matching to ear height and distance from speaker...
Wilson posts the manuals online here http://wilsonaudio.com/support_manuals_current.shtml
They also have older models posted (you'll see the link easily)
Do you not have the kit that came with the speakers? It should have all the spikes of various sizes....
I actually got and read everything! What I believe is for those spikes and also those resistors, they seems reactive to sound tuning. I have read people changing the resistor's value to tune the tweeters to suit different show conditions. I am sure someone might have had ideas of how to tweeked them to thier likings.
I am the 2nd owner and my pair is 18 months old. I was still using those wheels before but when I start spiking them to the floor, they sounded totally different. I have to use the longest spikes for the top units now and they are sounding very natural with highs and mids. My equipment: CJ Premier 350, Herron 3A pre, JPS SC3 ic/spk cable and Raven One TT. I think I am getting only 70% of its best with the bass still not as tight as I hoped. Overall, this is by far the best sounding speakers I have owned!
Here's a hint from John at AudioConnection in New Jersey who helped me set up my Vandersteens. I found that using this suggestion greatly increased the focus and 3 dimensionality of my speaker....I presume that it will do the same for yours...... Get a laser pen light (very cheap on the internet), put it on top of one of your seakers and train the red dot on your back wall - behind your seated position. Mind you, you're not interested in aiming the dot at you in your seated position. Put a sticky note (post-it) on your back wall and put a dot with a felt pen where the red laser dot is. Do the same for the other speaker...the goal is to have both dots superimposed on each other. You might have to shim - raise or lower one of the speakers.... Try it...I'm sure you'll be happy.