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In my experience you really won't be able to move the Podiums once they are placed with a speaker on top of them. Get your speakers in the position you want them including toe in. What I did was to tape around the speakers a few inches outside the speakers to create a box that would represent where the Podium would reside in an absolute relationship to the speaker. I then placed the Podiums in that taped position box. I then placed self adhesive mini gliders (1 3/4 inch) on the bottom of the speakers and placed them on the Podiums. That way small adjustments can be made with the speakers on the Podium easily to get them in the relative position.
Hey, Jerry. Did you insult the OP for asking for help? Totally uncalled for.
Apparently, you’ve never owned e-stats or other finicky speakers that require minute adjustments to optimize the sound stage.
Do you know what kind of flooring he has? The podium feet might scratch some hardwood or tile floors. Why even take a chance? Evenbilt furniture sliders come with socks to prevent potential damage. If the OP has thick pile carpeting, there’s no way that the podium feet will slide.
Thanks to you all for the suggestions.
My main concern is once I have the speakers on the podiums, how to best make small adjustments to either toe-in, or location (I don’t think that makes me “extremely compulsive”). I do plan on, as suggested, taping the floor, around the speakers, to mark the position of where to place the podiums. Hopefully then, once I put the speakers on the podiums, they will be in the same position as they were prior to the podium installation.
Again, thank you all for your guidance!
You should try and discern where the podium should be placed to have your speaker centered as well as possible and it being in the position that you have measured for the speaker. Speaking from experience owning the podiums one your are close you can make small movements of the speakers (forward/back/side/toe in) and not be in the perfect alignment/center of the podium and just adjust the corner springs to be free moving and level. They will function fine. I did work hard to try and calculate the exact place for my podiums based on my speaker’s optimized position prior to placing them centered on the podiums. You may be able to move a loaded podium on a tile or wood but not on my carpeted floor.
As I suggested if you place the speakers in the proper position and tape around them and then place the podiums, you won’t need to use gliders for the podiums. Even when you have gliders on the podiums the position will change when trying to get the gliders out from under the podiums. Just my experience but you may have better luck when you get them and note the challenges.