Center Channel on TV Question

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  1. Neil McCaulley

    Neil McCaulley Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Everyone!

    I have a question for you. About what weight would you say is the MAXIMUM WEIGHT of a center channel speaker, that you would place on TOP of a Hitachi 46F500 HiDef Rear projection CRT? I have heard horror stories of the framework of the TV beginning to bow in the top center over time. I want to be able to constantly upgrade my system and part of that is getting a larger, more dynamic center channel.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Tim_Stack

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    Is that your real name? Or can Lt. Vincent Hanna & Waingro sign up as well? :)
     
  3. Eric Ha

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    Well, I had a Polk CSi40 for 2 years that had started to bow the top of my Hitachi 51" rptv. I think it was around 24 lbs. I now have built an Adire 281 center that weighs over 40 lbs. and am NOT going to set it in the same place. Either make a shelf, or put a SUPER rigid brace across the top of the tv.
     
  4. PeterK

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    Ya, if you are really worried about it you could just put a board across the top of your tv. that ways the speaker weight will be spread out.
     
  5. Eric Ha

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    I think I'm going to put a few 4 ft. long shelving channels across the top of the tv, and secure them together. I'm getting black ones at Menards that look like these:



    http://www.victorshelving.com/product5.htm
     
  6. Neil McCaulley

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    I get that a lot. Just imagine how Dan Gallager, Henry Hill, Clark Kent and Ann Darrow feel. Funny you mentioned 'HEAT' because it does happen to be one of my favorite movies!
     
  7. Neil McCaulley

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    A good friend of mine had a neat idea. He is going to have a piece of glass cut into the shape of a squashed, rounded corner isosceles triangle. It will be placed on top of the TV with the largest plane facing the audience. Beneath each corner would be a rubber leg with the two corners closest to the front of the TV being the same height, and then the rear one being longer because of the sloping angle on the back of the TV. The speaker would then go right on top. The glass shelf now distributes the weight to three points far away from one another. It sounded brilliant but I don't know how he would get the legs done. He would definitely have to have a level before determining the length of the rear leg. I bet it would look SWEET though!
     
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    A good friend of mine had a neat idea. He is going to have a piece of glass cut into the shape of a squashed, rounded corner isosceles triangle. It will be placed on top of the TV with the largest plane facing the audience. Beneath each corner would be a rubber leg with the two corners closest to the front of the TV being the same height, and then the rear one being longer because of the sloping angle on the back of the TV. The speaker would then go right on top. The glass shelf now distributes the weight to three points far away from one another. It sounded brilliant but I don't know how he would get the legs done. He would definitely have to have a level before determining the length of the rear leg. I bet it would look SWEET though!
     

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