Will a GR AV-3S play fine if horizontal?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by JamesThompson, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. JamesThompson

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    I just ordered my GR AV-3S kit today to be used as my center channel. Is it generally OK to run bookshelf speakers positioined horizontally as opposed to their usual vertical position?
     
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    ThomasW Cinematographer

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    IMO when laying a MTM configuration on it's side, it's a good idea to use a XO topology designed to change the dispersion (lobing) so as to create the widest possible horizontal sweet spot.

    I'm not sure how Danny deals with this issue....
     
  3. Shawn Solar

    Shawn Solar Supporting Actor

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    I would love a mod for the av2's as well for laying it horizontal. If it isn't too dificult to come up with. I'm sure most people use an av2 on its side for centre channel duty. I believe Danny has a mod for a front ported cabinet if bookcase/shelf placement above the TV is the only option.
     
  4. JamesThompson

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    My only option for placement is on top of the TV in a large entertainment center armoire.

    If it helps any, the A/V-3S is a sealed unit.
     
  5. PaulDF

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    Isn't the A/V-3S designed to be a horizontal laying center channel anyway?? At least this was my understanding of it... An MTM with a raised tweeter. Either sealed or front/rear ported.

    Will be nice when more info on it gets put up.
     
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  7. Ronnie Ferrell

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    James, I use a A/V-2 as my center channel. I ported it on the front and it is in the horizontal position as well. I LOVE it. I was in the same boat as you. It had to go on top of my TV in my Entertainment Armoire. I even had to change the dimensions a little to get it to fit. I made sure to keep the correct vol. I also angled the front baffle so the drivers pointed directly at the seated listener.

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    Build Process of custom A/V-C

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