Got a center channel....?'s

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  1. Kevin T.

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    I just got a center channel to match my front speakers, but im not sure how high to place it, my TV is alot higher than my fronts. Is it ok to put the center up there and tilt it down?

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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    Ideally, the CC should sit on the same plane as the mains. However, in most setups this is impossible. So, the next best is to, as you say, place it on top of the TV and aim it down toward the listening position.

    Two important recommendations:

    1. Isolate the CC from the television's chassis using isolation feet. The resonances of the CC will transfer through to the TV and will muddy the sound. A properly isolated CC will sound much more coherent.

    2. Bring the front of the CC as flush as possible with the front of the TV. For best results, have the CC "overhang" the TV by a bit. This will reduce any nasty diffraction issues with the TV's chassis.

    /Jeff
     
  3. Kevin T.

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    Great, thanks.
     

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