How do YOU have your center set up?

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  1. TravisMc

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    I'm faced with an all to common challenge. I am about to buy a new RP Tv, but, I have a Klipsch RC3II center that I need to set ontop of it. From the looks of things, I don't think the TV can handle the center. Its just to small (Sony KP51WS510). I guess I'm going to look at mounting it on the wall above the TV as an option, any other ideas? How have you guys delt with this problem?
     
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    Here's what I did with mine:

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    Phil,
    What speakers are those?
     
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    epos
     
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    I have mine in an entertainment center that has a shelf right above the TV.

    brad cook
     
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    I'm still trying to figure it out. I have a 32" direct view Sony Wega CRT and I'm trying to decide if I should get a tallish rack for it and place the centre below the screen or if I should find a very short stand for it and place the centre on top. My chief concern is audio, as I have a fair number of M/C hi-res discs and plan to get more in the future. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    I have Boston Acoustics VR-M60s for front mains and a VRC centre.
     
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    i have the same tv. i have the center chanel velcroed to the top of the set. seems to be staying put. i've heard there is some kind of shelf that attaches to the tv that you can put the center chanel on but i haven't seen one yet.
     
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    My Center is sitting right on top of my Zenith c32v37. That's one of the few TV's I have seen around where you can get away with a stunt like that.

    And this HTD level 4 center, she ain't small!
     
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    That's a great idea and it's cool if it works out but I'd advise anyone that's considering this option to make sure that your center channel sounds clear and good this far back from the front of the TV. I know with my center the dialogue is clearest to me when I have it pulled forward, actually slightly more forward than the TV. I could push it back and turn up the gain for the center but then it wouldn't be matched very well on louder noises.

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    Here is how I have my center channel set up. I adjusted the brightness of the photo so that you could see clearly how it looks.

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    I would consider putting it in the front on a stand as well. I guess the only limitation with that is it a bit space invading in the living room...but if that's not a bid deal then go for it.

    The shelf is a great idea as well. However, I would be concerned with it being so far back from the mains not to mention some sound being reflected of the top of the TV itself. But again, mine isn't set up that way so I can't say it doesn't sound great.

    I have a Toshiba 50H82 which was the last year they made the wider top so mine fits well there. It seems all the newer RPTV's aren't taking that into consideration!
     
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    My Def Tech CLR 3000 fits in an entertainment center over the TV. Just go to my profile to see the pictures.

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    If audio is your concern for M/C audio, then I strongly recommend somehow trying to put your center speaker at the same height as the left and right channels. I formerly had mine on top of my TV and it wasn't very stable. When I moved it down not only did I feel like it wasn't going to fall over all the time, but the multi-channel imaging improved markedly.
     
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    I have the center above the TV, on top of the entertainment unit. My solution to the imaging issue was to also put the left and right front speakers on top of the unit. There's virtually no sense that the speakers are "above" the image (they are all angled slightly down) and the sound is great.

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    (wow, kinda old thread)
     
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    Here is one of them. Its a KEF 200C and is naturally angled up a bit. I am seriously considering replacing the TV with a 65" Panasonic which will mean that I'll have to potentially replace the three speakers with an Atlantic Technology FS-5000


    In the theater, I used a "standard" speaker instead of a center channel model (Atlantic Technology 8200e). It is behind the screen. Here is a shot before the screenwall was covered and the screen installed:


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