Standing, the tts come all the way up to my chest. The stool is under the table so it can support the bozak when certain connects need changing. Everything is built on milk crates! Yeah we keep it ghetto. We used to use concrete bricks under tts, but no need now really. And yes that is a cd recorder under the left technics! Sounds weak compared to the mixes I've made just at 3 3/4 ips on my handy Marantz 4000! Can't wait for the real reel though.