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Sony top is too narrow... center channel support?


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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   Steve K.H.

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Posted May 31 2002 - 02:37 PM

How have you dealt with this?

(have a Sony Widescreen)

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#2 of 25 OFFLINE   Eric_M

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Posted May 31 2002 - 03:12 PM

Funny you mention this. I just picked up a cc370 center and now am wondering how I am going to balance this on a Wega that I think I will buy soon

#3 of 25 OFFLINE   Stephen Houdek

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Posted May 31 2002 - 04:16 PM

Other than the Hitachi's better picture this was one of the many reasons I chose a Hitachi over the Sony.

#4 of 25 OFFLINE   HarryR

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Posted May 31 2002 - 04:37 PM

Its very easy to build a nice little shelf for the top of the Sony (I have a 51W40). Go to hometheaterspot.com and do a search.

#5 of 25 OFFLINE   Steve K.H.

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Posted June 01 2002 - 02:25 AM

Thanks guys, same speaker for one (the 370) and same TV (the 51 for the other)Posted Image
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#6 of 25 OFFLINE   AaronD

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Posted June 01 2002 - 04:36 AM

Steve,

I've got a niftly little device made by Rega, it's nothing more than a metal T with a adjustable support in the back. The center sits on top of the T and you adjust the support (which has a rubber end) until the center is angled how you want it. I have a 27" Wega and it works great for my B&W LCR600.

I don't have a link handy, but perhaps inquire about it at your local dealer? They would be really easy to make however.

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#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Steve K.H.

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Posted June 02 2002 - 01:03 AM

The answer was styrofoam.

Cut it with a simple handsaw (after marking with a straight edge. It is narrow and almost as long as the speaker.

Totally invisible, friction fitting.

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Posted June 02 2002 - 05:26 AM

http://www.rega.co.uk/index2.htm

Use his link to fnd the rea centrestand
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#9 of 25 OFFLINE   Garrett Adams

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Posted June 02 2002 - 08:12 AM

Eric, I don't know how deep your Wega top is, but I have a CC-370 mounted atop a 34XBR2 which has 6.5 inches depth. I also mounted angled bumpers underneath. Most of the speakers weight is in front so you can have considerable overhang in the rear.

#10 of 25 OFFLINE   AaronD

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Posted June 03 2002 - 11:53 AM

David,

Yeah, thats it... Thanks. Posted Image

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#11 of 25 OFFLINE   IraSWeiss

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Posted June 04 2002 - 05:08 AM

It's too bad that TV designers don't realize or care to accommodate the fact that people actually put speakers on top of their sets.

#12 of 25 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted June 04 2002 - 05:45 AM

I found that my center channel sounded much better on a stand in-front and beneath my screen (angled up to listening position). Maybe this could be an option for you?
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#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Larry B

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Posted June 04 2002 - 05:53 AM

I have a Toshiba RPTV with a tiny top, so I put my center speaker on a stand in front of the TV, and angled it up.

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#14 of 25 OFFLINE   Bob Friend

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Posted June 04 2002 - 05:56 AM

I had the same problem. I wound up building a shelf out of crown moulding and solid pine, painted it the same color as my living room walls and screwed it to the wall above and behind my TV. It looks kind of like a fireplace mantle.

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Posted June 04 2002 - 06:03 AM

Bob:

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It looks kind of like a fireplace mantle.

A firepace mantle with a big TV in the fireplace. Could be the start of a new fad... Posted Image

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#16 of 25 OFFLINE   Bob Friend

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Posted June 04 2002 - 07:20 AM

I was refering to the shelf itself, but I think you're on to something here. Posted Image

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Posted June 04 2002 - 07:21 AM

I was refering to the shelf itself, but I think you're on to something there. Posted Image

#18 of 25 OFFLINE   Eric_M

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Posted June 04 2002 - 11:55 AM

Garrett,


Thanks. I still don't have the Wega but I am going to pick it up in the next week or two. I am not sure of its measurements but I do know the 370 is much bigger than the top of that set. Then I have to consider that there is buttons along the top of the Wega which really makes things even more difficult. I was about to start a thread asking how do people get away with this with the Wega. In any case it is making me consider getting a diff set just to accomodate this center.

Still that advice you gave me may just work. I will take another look when I go to the store. As the one person said, it's a shame that they don't take into consideration that people want to put a center on top of the set.

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Posted June 04 2002 - 01:33 PM

I have a studio CC sitting on a 36xbr450 and no problems yet

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Posted June 05 2002 - 02:12 AM

I placed the front of my center flush with the front of my wega. I then placed a pair of thick black wool socks underneath the back of the center to support it. It's stable and can't be seen unless your looking for it.

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