if its bass its not as critical as the stereo monitors.
Hey (mick). What happened to your "hang it from the ceiling" comment??? It was hilarious!!! LOL!!!
I must say though: it's possibly not quite as dumb a question as I thought it was. For one thing I've noticed that the height of these things makes a difference i.e. where they catch your ears (same principle as a guitar cabinet being micd. on the floor or on a stand). You get a totally different sound (or perception thereof maybe) when the monitors are perfectly in line with your ears than you do just a couple of, even one or two, inches up or down. And the angle also affects your perception of stereo seperation (particularly if you're as anal about this as I am i.e. I can hear even the faintest hint of that ugly mono flanging or phasing type of thing when it's present and it will drive me insane one day I'm sure). But given that these are indeed really bottom of the range I don't put much faith in them when it comes to mixing really (I know for a fact they color the sound, particularly bass, somewhat). When I'm really getting down on a project I'll use headphones (with that Sonarworks referencing software) and from there it's to my PA, home theater, and car CD player. If that all sounds good: then I'm a happy camper. ACTUALLY: WAVES (I think it was but could be mistaken) had little course type thing relating to the use (or not) of subwoofers when mixing i.e. should you or should you not. Most everybody I've spoken to has told me it's a "no no" but I can tell you that I've been surprised of late (my PA has two subs. which I run in mono together). I put together something and it all sounded really fantastic UNTIL I put it through my PA. Because of the way I'd mucked about with the kick and bass it was overwhelming on the subs. (and I mean badly too) but it sounded just fine of my monitors, headphones, and even in the car. Notched everything back and it made little to no difference on my monitors, headphones, and in the car but was way different on the PA. Just some little bit of (useless???) info. for you.
(Wasn't it Schumann that went nuts repeating single notes in his head all the time??? That's how I get with this mono thing!!! LOL!!!).
P.S. Isn't it funny. Just after finishing the above post I decided to watch some more MWTM videos. Check this part out: https://youtu.be/AC7O_QoRZhU?t=1016
(interview with Michael Brauer and at the part where he's asked about, and discusses, his preferred studio monitors etc. etc. etc.).
P.P.S. It just occurred to me what an idiot I am!!! It actually never dawned on me that these guys were not putting their monitors on their sides i.e. they were DESIGNED that way!!! LOL!!! Talk about not seeing the wood for the trees!!!