Turntable height

This may be irrelavant, immaterial, or just personal choice but is there an accepted norm, or preference, for the height above floor for the record playing surface? For sonics, convenience of use, ease on the back, etc. Thanks.

Actually, there were rumors of a 'mile-high transcription turntable' being developed at Groom Lake in the mid-60's; but the project was abandoned as it would probably draw too much attention to the top-secret area....
Aceto, your response is perhaps the most profound I've ever read on Audigon! :-)
Thanks to the responses so far......


Not entirely sure what you meant by me being lucky?


I was at Groom lake, met some aliens, and their TT's just float in mid air, immune to all vibrations.
Shventus -- interesting:)! Did you check what arm they're using? A floating Scroeder perhaps? Cheers

There was actually a serious (SERIOUS I say!) discussion of this question on the Teres owners forum. You guys think you're the ultimate geeks? Hah!

The strong concensus is that, all else being equal, lower is better because a lower stand is more stable than a taller one.

Of course all else is never equal, especially when lower back pain is involved. YMMV.