@Django84,…It’s not a stupid question,.however,the hardest to answer to.
Just look in the System Pics-thread,.and you’ll see that you’re not alone in lacking knowledge on this subject.
Django84,…This that Richard.Dane writes is important,.and applies to all speakers.
No furniture or hifi-rack between the speakers,.possibly a floor standing flower,small statue…but nothing more.
And,up with the TV on the wall,.if you shall have it between the speakers.
Everything depends on the room,.but in most cases when I have installed a music-system,.then the speakers have played best on the short wall.
Then it works best to have the electronics on the long wall.
Django84,…Besides what Innocent_Bystander writes above.
So is the second worst place to have its electronics…between the speakers.
•But back to the long wall,.here is it try and test that applies.
Try placing your hifi-rack,.your electronics in different locations after the long wall.
It can distinguish as little as 5-10 centimeters between…"Plays boring " and “Plays fantastically”.
And your Spike’s on your hifi-rack,.or the legs of your hifi-furniture.
They should be placed in the middle of a floor board.
Not close,.or standing on,between two floorboards
And,.the front and rear legs of your hifi-rack,should stand on the same longitudinal floor board
This above,.and what placement you find after the long-wall for your hifi-rack,is very important for your soundquality.
There’s a lot more to consider,.but this is something you can start with.
•Note,.this takes a very long time to perform,but it is worthwhile if you find the right place.
The reward you get,is better soundquality. Depending on what your room looks like,.so it can be incredibly much better soundquality.