Center channel placement with RPTV

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Dave Jewett, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Dave Jewett

    Dave Jewett Agent

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    Hello,

    Not quite sure where this thread belongs, but I'll post it here since it has to do with TVs. [​IMG]

    I'm looking at upgrading my current 32" CRT TV to something quite a bit larger, probably around 55-57" or so, rear projection CRT. However, I've got a Swan Diva C3 center channel that weighs about 40 pounds, and as such I'm not sure if I could safely set it on top of the new TV. Right now it's sitting on top of my entertainment center, which has a solid wood top so weight is not a problem. If possible I'd like to avoid buying a large wall unit and just get a separate rack for my A/V gear instead. For those of you with RPTVs and heavy center speakers, how do you deal with placement?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    I did what most here really hate, I placed a speaker on each side of the display. Seems to work well. Once I move and get it all into a dedicated HT room, I will place one above somehow and one below the screen. I use the same speaker in all positions though.
     
  3. Bruce-E

    Bruce-E Stunt Coordinator

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    Some have built shelves over the rptv,and aimed the speaker down.
    Or put the speaker on a stand in front of rptv and aim speaker up.Put it below where the remote sensor on the set is,so the remote control works.
     
  4. Robert_Dufresne

    Robert_Dufresne Stunt Coordinator

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    Do like I do and put it on the floor aimed up at the listening position.
     
  5. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    DONT use two like that you'll get bad combing effects.

    Either on a stand below the set, or use some type of shelf to distribute the weight on the set, it shouldn't cause a problem if the set is marginally sturdy. Or you can make some kind of large shelf thing of some sort.
     
  6. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    For now my Platinum Audio Speaker sits on top of the t.v. with a piece of wood set the back of the t.v. under the back portion of the speaker. It does distribute the weight. I will build a shelf and point it downward.
     

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