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Center speaker doesn't fit cabinet, now what?

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   gare



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Posted June 16 2013 - 05:58 AM

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.




- 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.



#2 of 2 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted June 16 2013 - 06:33 AM

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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