Question about monitors placed on a meter bridge/ desk vs on stands behind desk
This has always confused me.
If a monitor sitting on a meter bridge is assumed to cause a reflection off the desk causing a specific frequency dip, why would this not occur for speakers on stands at the same height but slightly behind the meter bridge? Surely the angles to the mix position and hence reflections are nearly the same.
Exactly where does the speaker stand placement option qualify as removing the desk reflection issue?
eg. Does the front of the monitor need to be at a minimum behind the back of the meter bridge? Can it hang over the back of the meter bridge slightly if the stand is slightly higher than the meter bridge?
Hope someone can clear this one up for me as I want to set my mix position as best I can to take advantage of my recently purchased speaker stands.