When I purchased the P3ESRs, my local dealer was kind enough to give me a pair of 20" two-post Target speaker stands until I could find (afford) speaker stands of a more appropriate height. That time has now come. I would like some recommendations for modestly priced speaker stands (<$300) that work well with the P3ESR. I'm looking for a simple design that would fit most decors; I'm not overly concerned with how they impact sonic performance.
I'm aware of both Skylan and Foundation stands, but I noticed that the Foundation P3 (made specifically for the P3 series) is listed as 23" tall. Judging by my 20" stands, I would have thought this to be too short. What is the ideal height? I tend to move frequently, so I don't want to base the height on my listening chair (since it may very well change). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I have a few radiators in my apartment. What should be the minimum distance between the radiators and the speakers? Would a humidifier be considered a necessity in this situation? I intend on purchasing one anyhow as the air is quite dry.