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Center speaker doesn't fit cabinet, now what?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by gare, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. gare

    gare New Member

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    Hi all,

    I just had new cabinets installed underneath my TV and the center speaker I purchased does not fit. I wanted to get your recommendations on what I use instead. I'd rather not cut open the cabinet to fit.

    The center speaker I have is a CSiA4. It is 20 inches wide and my cabinets are 19 3/4 inches wide (with the doors off). I've tried every angle, and there is no way they will fit.

    I am running a 5.1 system in a 16x16 room. The fronts are bookshelf speakers - Polk RTiA3s and the backs are ceiling mounted RC80Is. Polk only offers smaller centers in one of their starter lines.

    Thoughts?

    - Should I purchase another identical bookshelf speaker from Polk and use it as my center?
    - Should I use a center from a different company? (and therefore not have all Polk for my fronts)
    - Should I purchase the Polk CSM center? (I am not sure if this is good enough to match my bookshelf speakers as the specs are a little less)

    Thanks in advance for your ideas.

    -Gary
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Best option is to mount it to the TV. Yes there are "center speaker TV mounts".Or buy an A3. Where would you put it? Sideways?
     

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