Center channel. Upright or lying on it's side?

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  1. Martice

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    I have a trio of GR Research AV1+ speakers. I currently have all three speakers leveled at ear height with the front L & R speakers standing straight up and the center on it's side. What I'd like to know is there a preferred way to mount the center channel? Is on it's side the preferred way or is standing up like the front L & R speakers. Mind you that standing up will take the center channel tweeters 5" below ear level as opposed to being at ear level.
     
  2. John Desmond

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    I'm willing to bet they'll sound better vertical than horizontal. Try angling up toward your listening position, this can often help quite a bit for a speaker that is mounted below optimum height.
     
  3. Brian Bunge

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    Martice,

    In every single instance I can think of, any speaker should be mounted with the mid and tweet aligned vertically. I know Danny says that the AV-1+ makes a great center channel even lying on it's side, but if at all possible, it will definitely perform better vertically.

    As soon as I get mine built I'll try it both ways to see if I can tell a huge difference. Based on past experience I'd assume it will sound better vertically.

    Brian
     
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    Still though, I couldn't stand to look at the speaker standing 16+ inches high on my TV.
     
  5. Brian Bunge

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    Jeff,
    Screw aesthetics! [​IMG] I say that before trying that and having my wife raise holy hell! Also, she hasn't said much about the 12" tall speaker up there now! What's another 5.5"?
    Brian
     

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