Place the listening setup symmetrically in the left-right direction. For typical two-way systems, the recommended height of the monitor acoustical axis is at the ear level, usually between 1.2 and 1.4 metres from the floor. Placing the monitors higher with a slight tilt will minimise floor reflections.
Where should a studio monitor be placed?
Ideally, you want to put your studio monitors at ear level if at all possible. Speaker stands can help you position the monitors so you can fine-tune their height, and target the sound right at your listening position. If you really want to get accurate, specifically position the tweeter at your ear level.
Do you need a speaker stand for a studio monitor?
Stands are inexpensive, versatile, and work wonders for the acoustic output of your monitors. Ideally, you want to put your studio monitors at ear level if at all possible. Speaker stands can help you position the monitors so you can fine-tune their height, and target the sound right at your listening position.
How do you set up a monitor ear level?
Get your monitors at ear level Position the tweeters of your speakers at head height (ear level) so that your ears are directly in front of the speakers.
Do studio monitors sound good?
Studio monitors sound their best when listened to on-axis, so it is also important to ensure the monitors point directly at, actually slightly behind, your head. High frequencies are more directional than lower frequencies so you may not hear the high frequencies accurately if you are listening to speakers pointing too far off-axis.
Can speakers be below ear level?
Mistake #1: Your center speaker isn’t at ear level Why is this a problem? Center speakers are very directional so projecting the dialogue lower than ear level makes characters sound “boxy” or unintelligible- especially at mid to high frequency sounds. The fix: Place your center speaker at ear level when seated.