Center Speaker placement - OK to turn on end?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by SteveCoug, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. SteveCoug

    SteveCoug Agent

    Jul 16, 2004
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    I have very limited space for a center speaker in my new front projector system.

    I have two bookcases under my screen with only about 3-4 inches of clearance between the bottom of the screen and the top of the bookcase. I could put a thin center speaker like the Bose VCS-10 on top of the bookcase, but I'm not convinced it would sound very good.

    I'm considering the Infinity Alpha 37C or similar-sized center speaker to get better sound quality. The 37C measures 23-3/4"W x 8-13/16"H x 10-3/4"D

    I can't lay the speaker on top of the bookcases because it will cover a few inches of the bottom of the screen.

    But I do have room between the two bookcases if I turn the speaker on end, so that the side is on the floor rather than the bottom, making the dimensions 23-3/4" High x 8-13/16" Wide.

    Is there anything wrong with positioning the speaker that way? The 37C contains four speakers which are designed to be aligned horizontally, with a woofer on each side of the speaker cabinet and a tweeter and midrange in the middle. I don't see why it would make a big difference if one woofer was on the bottom and the other was on the top, since the tweeter and midrange would still be in the middle. Am I wrong?

    Please let me know so that I don't order the wrong speakers.

  2. Tony Genovese

    Tony Genovese Supporting Actor

    Oct 5, 2000
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    "Is there anything wrong with positioning the speaker that way?"

    Yes. Dispersion will be screwed up. Don't do it. You'd be better off a woofer tweeter woofer type center in that configuration.

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