Center speaker placement question

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  1. Scotty_McW

    Scotty_McW Second Unit

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    I know the center speaker needs to be placed above or below the tv. However, my center peaker weighs about 15 pounds. If I set this on top of my tv (Samsung 47" widescreen) is there any possibility of the weight of the speaker causing damage to the frame? I mean, could it cause the middle of the set to bow in? If this is possible, any one have any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. Shane Acker

    Shane Acker Agent

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    I don't think you'll have any problems with your center causing damage to your tv. I myself have my 20 pound Energy c-2 center sitting on top of my 55" Toshiba (along with my wifes knick knacks) and I haven't seen any damage to it yet.
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    It is often advisable to give the center speaker a downward tilt so it points at your head instead of straight out. Rubber door wedges are a great item to make feet, give some tilt, and distribute the weight away from dead-center.
     
  4. steve nn

    steve nn Cinematographer

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    Your fine Scotty. I must have 75 lbs on top of my 50" TV. Not ideal but WAF (not that I always listen) comes into play here. Bobs suggestion will really help also.
     
  5. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    If your TV is like my Toshiba 50H81, then just make sure that you don't put weight on your TV Front Screen Bezel Frame.

    I had a couple of small rubber bumper squares (w/larger ones on the back to create a slight tilt angle) and in time the Bezel silver-grey Frame started to sag a bit! Also, after a robust blockbuster DD/DTS-6.1 DVD @ or near REF Level, my JBL S-Center speaker would slide forward about 1/4" or so.

    So, to stablize my slightly angled JBL S-Center, I bought the Sanus TV Top Shelf ...

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    ... and placed the rubber bumper squares so they were off the TV Screen Bezel silver-grey frame and on the solid wood frame.

    Phil
     
  6. Ernest Yee

    Ernest Yee Supporting Actor

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    Wow - that Sanus tv top looks nice...
     
  7. Scotty_McW

    Scotty_McW Second Unit

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    Thanks for all the info! I'm currently moving from a condo to a home, so for now all my equipment (except the tv & dvd player) are boxed up. It's been over 2 years now since I have been able to have everything set up and I can't wait until August to set it back up! Thanks again!
     

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