Opnly: They're 3 feet out now, I tried about 4.5 feet and really can't tell much difference, beyond that, they're too close to me, so this seems to be best.
Apologies: The previous pics of my system from last year was when I had it in a spare bedroom and it was simply too small to ever sound right. They're not shown in the previous pics, but I used two H Frame bass units driven by plate amps. The slot loaded bass with the Crown amp have proven to be much superior. But the heart of the system remains the 2A3 SET amp + Lowthers which is why I posted it here. Sorry for any confusion.