Center channel speaker placement question

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  1. JimHaskell

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    I have a rear projection crt tv. Right now, my center speaket is on top of the set, but I want to put the TV on a riser, maybe 18 inches higher. This would move the center speaker really high -- like over 6 ft high. So, do I keep it there and angle it down, or do I place it in front of the TV? If I put it in front, it will stick out a good 18 - 20 inches or so (its bass port is in the rear.)

    Which set up would be better (or less bad)?
     
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    Maybe you can trick out the riser to accommodate your CC. Just leave the back end of the TV platform open (to let the woofer breath) and put the center under your TV balancing on the right and left side of the riser.

    Good luck!
     
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    I thought about that, but then the center speaker would be very low, far below the screen. Also, the first row of seating would block the center channel for the second row.


    Here's my seating plan: Couch in first row. Love seat and recliner a few feet behind it, raised about 2 inches - just enough to make them a little higher, but still useable from the floor. Then, raise the TV 18, maybe 20 inches so the back row can see it over the couch.
     
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    I'd say with two rows, above and angled down is your best bet.
     
  5. Bruce-E

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    I used one of those red laser light's to help in aiming my center speaker.
     

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