Pierre was very generous with his tips while I played around with them. I couldn't come to terms with the soundstage when tilting them up from them floor. I may be losing a touch in soundstage depth, but I like mounting to the wall (on timber posts - makes a big difference).
But I have taken a leaf out of Pierre's book with the sub. Removing the rubber feet and metal feet worked a treat. Mounting them on timber blocks is also worthwhile trying, me thinks. (I really liked the visceral feel of the bass shaking the room on my floating timber boards, but it really wasn't good bass).
I'm now getting great bass with the level just past the halfway mark and the crossover all the way up to 3/4. Using the MATT test for setting the sub worked a treat!
Musical Articulation Test Tones (MATT) | Acoustic Sciences Corporation
It's nice to see someone else enjoy the sound from the stradas :-)
I'm pretty happy with the sound from my modest amp (65W, $1,250), but curious what I might get with something different.
Have you had the chance to hear your strada and sub pairing with other power amps?
I would hope hope that the sub would reduce the need for a powerful amp... but I am using the high level input without the crossover hand-off at from the pre...
Did you find any more resolution and refinement using more powerful amps, for example? (I'm not looking for more grunt..)
I'm sure you will enjoy Pierre's stands :-)