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#1 of 8 Nick-G

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Posted January 25 2004 - 03:47 PM

I'm curious to know how much weight my speaker's 3/4" MDF enclosure can support? Can anyone help me out??

#2 of 8 Mike_Skeway

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Posted January 25 2004 - 04:55 PM

It depends on how it is built. How much weight do you want to put on it?
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#3 of 8 Nick-G

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Posted January 26 2004 - 10:35 AM

The reason I ask is because the fiancee wants to get an armoire and my athena AS-B1's will not fit beside the TV inside of the armoire and there is no room for stands on the small wall, with the swinging armoire doors and all. So I have to decide if I want to lay the speakers on their sides and put the 50lb TV on top of them or if I want to return them and get the smaller S.5 speakers. In our small room I don't know if the smaller speakers would make that much of a difference, but I have really grown to love my B1's. I could always put the speakers on top of the armoire and try to angle them down too. But the thing is, the 30 day return policy is up wednesday, so I have to decide soon!

#4 of 8 ChrisLazarko

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Posted January 26 2004 - 12:16 PM

I wouldn't think it to be smart at all to put a TV ontop of it. I would probably either find a way to fit it in or go down to something that is going to fit in. Anything ontop of a speaker isn't great, especially a 50lb. tv which could either break the enclosure or have some other problem.

#5 of 8 Garrett Lundy

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Posted January 26 2004 - 01:16 PM

Alot.

I weigh in at a heft 200+lbs. and can jump up and down on Kenwood HTiB dual 4" midrange "bookshelfs".

You may not want to do this with speakers you wish to keep however. (Mine were supplanted by paradigms).
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#6 of 8 Robert Hoffman

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Posted January 26 2004 - 02:49 PM

Don't forget to make sure that they are shielded.

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Posted January 26 2004 - 03:45 PM

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The reason I ask is because the fiancee

Time to get rid of the fiancee Posted Image On their sides the speaker cabinets would be at their weakest. Don't do it.

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#8 of 8 Mike_Skeway

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Posted January 26 2004 - 03:50 PM

I probably wouldn't put my TV on top of my speakers. But they may support it.

Sound wise you would be best to not put your mains under your TV.
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