I'm surprised that this poll isn't sparking more interest or debate. I suspect that there are more than nine folks other than me (number of poll votes as of this edit) on this board who have less than a stack of speakers, who are faced with a decision on where to place them. I know people tend to reply 'en masse' to threads that stir controversy - so let me up the ante and attempt to make the thread more provacative... I just noticed a fresh post on some Aguilar widget, that's drawn over 30 replies in a short period of time. I would say that where one places speakers on stage can easily be far more important to the way one is heard by one's adoring fans than whether you're using an Aguilar widget or a Peavey widget. If this topic/poll is of such little interest to us Talkbassers, then perhaps we have got our priorities in the wrong place, and ought to replace our gear fetishes with a more 'gestalt' approach to getting that perfect sound. [/pot stirring] Oh, and thanks to the people who have posted so far Original Post> If you don't have a big stack o' speakers, you're faced with a dilemma - put your cab on or near the ground to couple it to the floor and get plenty of bass, or set it up on something to get the highs/tweeter up near the level of your and perhaps the audience's ears.